[Cdt-l] cdt-l activity

Bob Sartini bobsartini at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 11:14:45 CST 2015


I guess the point is the young people on this list are in their 60's
"everyone" else is on FB. Me too. Under 30's don't even know what a List
Serve is.

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Art Rohr and Lynn Udick <
artnlynn at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure if this is how to join in on this thread, but I've got to say
> -- hey guys, have you lightened up your gear? My husband and I, in our 39th
> year of backpacking together, turn 67 shortly. In 2013 we hiked the PCT,
> but the gear we used to do it was vastly different from what we used in the
> past and it maked a huge difference. Much lighter tent, packs, stove,
> raingear, shoes (trail runners)...everything. We left all the old faithful,
> heavy gear at home in the closet. We also left home the extra t-shirts and
> all the other stuff we didn't really need but had always carried. We
> weathered some really foul weather with our lighter gear. It does cost to
> replace your gear, but our old Dana Design packs cost us $450 back in the
> early 90s and our Gossamer Gear and ULA packs were each around $225. Our
> new Big Agnes tent was about $300 at 20% off from REI, but remember buying
> Northface tents back in the 80s?
>
> And while we never wanted to be on FaceBook, we had my sister put our dog
> on it so that we could get a few pictures and notes out to some friends.
> Now we use it exclusively to keep in touch with all our great trail buddies
> who became such good friends in 5 months on the PCT (mostly 20 and 30
> somethings). Many of them will be on the CDT this year. We were hoping to
> see them and join them for sections, but we've decided to do the AT this
> year. Got to do it before we really ARE too old.
>
> So if you haven't lightened up your gear and you really want to stay out
> on the trail, take a look at some of the great resources and great gear out
> there to help you do it.
>
> Happy trails
>
> Lynn & Art
>
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 9:43 AM, Doug Carlson <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Bob, I turned 66 in December.  I just completed 7 days in the
>> Superstition Mtns Wilderness here in AZ and I am beat up.  Like hiking Ws
>> all day.  I am becoming more interested in hiking loops or shorter trails
>> now and certainly trails that are more level.
>>
>>
>>
>> The section we (two of us) did in the Supers is the first 2 segments of
>> the GET trail from First Water TH to Picketpost Mtn.  Distance is about 50
>> miles and suggested time is 3- 4 days but we needed 7 days to do it.  Lots
>> of cats claw and over grown trails and so many ups!!!  Like 2 ups for every
>> down.  At least.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Bob Sartini [mailto:bobsartini at gmail.com]
>> *Sent:* Friday, January 30, 2015 9:15 AM
>> *To:* Doug Carlson
>> *Cc:* Brett; Continental Divide Trail
>> *Subject:* Re: [Cdt-l] cdt-l activity
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm 66 Doug, I know how you feel.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 11:09 AM, Doug Carlson <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>> I was thinking the same thing myself while out backpacking in the
>> Superstition Mtns the last 7 days.
>>
>>
>>
>> I have a Z-pack solo tent I am considering selling for $300.  I think my
>> long distance backpack trips are over.
>>
>>
>>
>> I would sell the tent without stakes or stuff sack.
>>
>>
>>
>> And I refuse to use FB.  So I may be fading away, too.  Sigh.
>>
>>
>>
>> To everyone hiking the CDT this year:  May your feet be blessed.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Cdt-l [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net] *On Behalf Of *Brett
>> *Sent:* Friday, January 30, 2015 12:16 AM
>> *To:* Continental Divide Trail
>> *Subject:* [Cdt-l] cdt-l activity
>>
>>
>>
>> The cdt-l is remarkably quiet these days!
>>
>>
>>
>> Activity for January 2015, compared with January 2014:
>>
>>
>>
>> http://mailman.backcountry.net/pipermail/cdt-l/2015-January/date.html
>>
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>> http://mailman.backcountry.net/pipermail/cdt-l/2014-January/date.html
>>
>>
>>
>> Which I suppose begs two questions, in particular... "Huh?" and "Wha?"
>>
>>
>>
>> Feel free to discuss.
>>
>>
>>
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