[Cdt-l] Rain Pants?

JD Schaefer jdrows at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 08:29:01 CDT 2013

Tim H and I are starting Monday from CC and that night and Tuesday are
supposed to be windy and rainy.
JD (in Lordsburg)

On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM, Scott Williams <baidarker at gmail.com>wrote:

> I didn't use my rain pants all that often last year on the CDT, but when I
> did, I was really glad I had them.  Several times, storms blew up in a
> matter of a few minutes while I was on the Divide with rain and hail and
> really strong winds that sent temps plummeting.  I'd been hiking along in
> shorts one moment and the next, running down hill to the protection of the
> first trees, to get enough shelter from the wind to even be able to put the
> rain pants on.  The wet exposure could have resulted in hypothermia without
> protection.  You could of course wrap yourself in whatever you've got, like
> your tarp, and just wait it out, but by having the rain pants, I could just
> trudge on.  I've used them enough on the CDT and the PCT to find them worth
> the weight.
> Shroomer
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