[Cdt-l] umbrellas

Sean Staplin seanstaplin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 22:29:07 CST 2015

I used mine in the bootheel when it was 104 out. Really helped my canadian
ass before I got acclimatized. Also help in the rain while hiking. I was
able to rig my hiking poles up so that it could withstand pretty heavy
wind. I did send it home from Lake City though, when i started jettisoning
anything that weighed on my mind.


On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:16 PM, Rick Ostheimer <rick.ostheimer at sbcglobal.net
> wrote:

> I didn't carry one on the CDT or PCT, but I've carried and used one since
> on many trails including the Colorado Trail where it runs with the CDT and
> the Arizona Trail.  It is a luxury item since I also carry a rain Jacket
> that doubles as a wind jacket.  I attach it to my pack straps with Velcro
> so I have my hands free for trekking poles.  The umbrella makes hiking in
> the rain much more pleasant since I can keep my rain jacket open and hood
> off.  It was also especially nice in the sun on the AZT.  Although it
> snagged a bit on overgrown cats claw on the AZT, it is still functional
> with only a small amount of duct tape decorating it.       ---Handlebar
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