[pct-l] night hiking in the desert
too_obtuse at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 2 22:05:15 CDT 2009
For what it's worth, each year is different in the weather. Last year was so cold, that I was lucky to get warm during the day, never mind hiking at night. That said, it might be hot this year. Who knows. I don't recall anyone night hiking to avoid heat last year.
I carry the Petzl Tikka.
The trail isn't always well marked. Some times its easier to follow than others.
See you at the KO
--- On Thu, 4/2/09, Nia Schmald <nschmald1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Nia Schmald <nschmald1 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [pct-l] night hiking in the desert
> To: "PCT-1" <pct-l at backcountry.net>
> Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 9:07 PM
> Hi Folks,
> I'm a late entry into the class of '09. Looking
> forward to meeting as
> many of you as possible on the trail. I've got a fair
> amount of
> experience hiking in the sierras but very little in the
> A was reading a journal that said many were hiking through
> the night to
> avoid the heat. I was planning on a siesta and hiking
> at twilight. But
> hadn't really considered the need for hiking many hours in
> the dark.
> So is this what most people do? If so how well is the
> trail marked in
> these areas. I was planning on taking only a photon
> rex, which can be
> bright enough for night hiking on well marked trails, but
> only has
> enough battery power to do that for a couple hours.
> Are most people
> taking larger headlamps for hiking through the night?
> Anything else I should be aware of in the desert, besides
> keeping well
> Thanks for your help,
> nia (aka giggles)
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