[Cdt-l] Cdt-l Digest, Vol 77, Issue 6

Ellie Thomas sidselliott at aol.com
Fri Feb 7 09:14:21 CST 2014


I used my umbrella on the PCT for a late May start.  It was invaluable!  I used it on the CDT, although not as much.  I did not find the sun as intense. On the AT it was great in the steady rain.

I used a ULA Ohm, and kept the drink holsters on the straps just for the umbrella.  I would slide the handle through both straps, cinch it up, and it was good to go.



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>   1. Re: Sun Umbrella (Scott Williams)
>   2. Re: Sun Umbrella (Doug Carlson)
>   3. Re: Sun Umbrella (Larry Swearingen)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 20:47:37 -0800
> From: Scott Williams <baidarker at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Sun Umbrella
> To: Doug Carlson <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
> Cc: "cdt-l at backcountry.net" <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
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> I used a Chrome Dome on the PCT and CDT in the desert sections and
> frequently for rain.  The sun in NM was not as bad as on the PCT, so I
> didn't use it as frequently but I did use it.  It can drop the apparent
> temp. by what seems 10 or 20 degrees on really hot days.   I have no
> problem simply putting the shaft under my chest strap and synching it down
> tightly over it.  I then pull it down over my pack and head and it kind of
> hooks itself there stays put pretty well.  If there's a wind I use a small
> carabiner and the bit of cord loop on the end of the shaft, to hook it down
> to my belt or another spot.  Both of these options leave my hands free for
> my poles.  In really heavy winds and driving rain several times on the CDT
> I had to hold it with one hand and just use one pole.
> 
> Shroomer
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> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 8:18 PM, Doug Carlson <doug-sue at centurylink.net>wrote:
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>> Sean, can you describe how you set your umbrella up or send me a picture?
>> 
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>> -Trew
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>> *From:* Sean Staplin [mailto:seanstaplin at gmail.com]
>> *Sent:* Thursday, February 06, 2014 8:53 PM
>> *To:* Tony Mason
>> *Cc:* Doug Carlson; cdt-l at backcountry.net
>> *Subject:* Re: [Cdt-l] Sun Umbrella
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>> 
>> Used mine in NM and on and off till I sent it home in Duboise. It was
>> great early on as it was very hot. 104 on the first day. Had a great hands
>> free setup that worked in the wind.
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>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Tony Mason <tony at greyrock.org> wrote:
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>> Used one in NM and in the Great Basin. No good way to attach to pack so
>> just used one treking pole when using it.
>> 
>> 
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>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Doug Carlson <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
>> wrote:
>> 
>> Needed in New Mexico?  How many of you used them?  Didn't use them and
>> maybe  wished you did?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> How did you attach them to your pack so you can use two trekking poles?
>> Etc?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -Trew
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> Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 07:22:10 -0700
> From: "Doug Carlson" <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Sun Umbrella
> To: <ks1007 at aol.com>
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> Plans are to start on April 1.  Excellent day to begin such an undertaking.
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> -Trew
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> From: ks1007 at aol.com [mailto:ks1007 at aol.com] 
> Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:57 AM
> To: doug-sue at centurylink.net
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Sun Umbrella
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> when are you taking off on your hike?
> 
> 
> 
> Keith 
> 
> Deming, NM
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Carlson <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
> To: cdt-l <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> Sent: Thu, Feb 6, 2014 7:11 pm
> Subject: [Cdt-l] Sun Umbrella
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> Needed in New Mexico?  How many of you used them?  Didn't use them and maybe
> wished you did?
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> How did you attach them to your pack so you can use two trekking poles?
> Etc?
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> -Trew
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> Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:44:17 -0500
> From: "Larry Swearingen" <larry.swearingen at frontier.com>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Sun Umbrella
> To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
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> I bought a GoLite Chrome Dome with the thought of using it
> going across the Great Divide Basin from Rawlins to South Pass
> City later this summer.  I?ve only used it around the neighborhood
> in the rain earlier in the fall and it works well even with up to
> about a 15mph wind.  
> I set up to try it out a few days ago with my new pack in prep
> for the April start at Crazy Cook.  I?ll also be using 2 trek poles
> so I wanted to figure a way to hold the umbrella on the pack
> straps and to use it hands free.
> The solution that I came up with was pretty much the same as
> Scott Williams except that when I just had it go behind my sternum 
> strap it would slide sideways very easily.  My solution was to wrap
> an overhand knot around the umbrella shaft to lock it in position.
> I also used a mini biner through the bottom loop and around my
> waist belt.  It seems pretty rock solid like that.  I did find that my
> Sternum Strap was a little short so I replaced it with a longer web
> to allow for more adjustability.  If it still moves too much in wind I
> can wrap a Clove Hitch around the shaft and that should lock it
> in very well.   
> With such an early start (April 1 ) we shouldn?t hit the higher temps that
> those starting a month later than us will see.  
> I got the Chrome Dome idea from rereading Ray Jardine?s book.
> After living in California for 43 years I have a lot of sun damage and
> will NOT be hiking in short sleeves and shorts.
> 
> Larry   HooDad
> Fort Wayne, IN
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> From: Doug Carlson 
> Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 9:22 AM
> To: ks1007 at aol.com 
> Cc: cdt-l at backcountry.net 
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Sun Umbrella
> 
> Plans are to start on April 1.  Excellent day to begin such an undertaking.
> 
> 
> 
> -Trew
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> From: ks1007 at aol.com [mailto:ks1007 at aol.com] 
> Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:57 AM
> To: doug-sue at centurylink.net
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Sun Umbrella
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> 
> when are you taking off on your hike?
> 
> 
> 
> Keith 
> 
> Deming, NM
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Carlson <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
> To: cdt-l <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> Sent: Thu, Feb 6, 2014 7:11 pm
> Subject: [Cdt-l] Sun Umbrella
> 
> Needed in New Mexico?  How many of you used them?  Didn't use them and maybe  wished you did?
> 
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> 
> How did you attach them to your pack so you can use two trekking poles?  Etc?
> 
> 
> 
> -Trew
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