[Cdt-l] umbrella?

Robert Mabry spharlm2 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 23:45:50 CDT 2013

I carry an umbrella mainly because of hail. I got caught on the Divide in a
storm with quarter size hail. I ended up with a couple of lumps on my head
and bruises on my arms...never again.

It's also nice for shade, a wind block and, of course, rain.


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On Mar 30, 2013, at 4:34 AM, Bob Sartini <bobsartini at gmail.com> wrote:

Any thoughts about an umbrella on the CDT?
On Mar 30, 2013 2:18 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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