[pct-l] Trekking Poles

Ron Graybill rgraybill44 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 12:37:52 CDT 2015

Another advantage for using poles is that when you go uphill, you can use
your arms to propel yourself forward  if you hold and use the poles like a
cross country skier.  In other words, keep them angled backwards and don't
swing them--just claw your way up the mountain with them.

Ronald D. Graybill
11832 Fordham Place
Riverside, CA  92505
rgraybill44 at gmail.com

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 10:27 AM, David Money Harris <David_Harris at hmc.edu>

> I didn’t care for trekking poles in my 20s but started using them in my
> 30s and love them in my 40s.  They are also part of my tent support and now
> are necessary.  I see very few thru-hikers without poles, and few who don’t
> use their poles to support their tent because this saves at least half a
> pound.
>  After trying the most expensive poles at REI and returning them as
> unsatisfactory, I settled on the REI Carbon Power Lock Women’s Trekking
> Poles.  They were the lightest poles REI sells, and were just long enough
> for me (5’10”) and my tent. At $129, they are also one of the cheapest
> options, especially for carbon fiber.  The power lock lever has been more
> reliable for me than the twist locks that some other brands use.  For some
> reason, the women’s model is blue!
> David
> > On Mar 17, 2015, at 10:00 AM, pct-l-request at backcountry.net wrote:
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Pct-L [mailto:pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net <mailto:
> pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net>] On Behalf Of James Lamping
> > Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 8:49 AM
> > To: pct-l at backcountry.net <mailto:pct-l at backcountry.net>
> > Subject: [pct-l] Trekking Poles
> >
> > Im sure this has been asked a few times but I am debating to buy
> trekking poles or not (at this moment I am leaning toward buying them).
> Just wondering what everyones thoughts are on the best trekking poles that
> wont clean out my wallet. Thank you!
> >
> > -Jim
> >
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