[pct-l] Snowshoes sierras june / july
stefan.popa at gmx.net
Fri Apr 7 01:42:26 CDT 2017
Yes i saw the suncups, thanks for the reminder.
It would be less fun to walk on them with snowshoes than with hikingboots.
Am 07.04.2017 um 00:27 schrieb Brick Robbins:
> Skis and snowshoes are for un-consolidated winter snow.
> Neither is really going to help you much on a typical pct hike.
> did you look at the picture of the sun cups I included in the last email?
> On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Richard Sturm <r-sturm at msn.com> wrote:
>> How about cross country skis?
>> R. Sturm
>> *From:* Pct-L <pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net> on behalf of Brick Robbins <
>> brick at brickrobbins.com>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, April 6, 2017 3:14 PM
>> *To:* Stefan Popa; Ned tibbits
>> *Cc:* PCT
>> *Subject:* Re: [pct-l] Snowshoes sierras june / july
>> On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 12:33 PM, Stefan Popa <stefan.popa at gmx.net> wrote:
>>> I'm wondering if bringing my snowshoes is a good idea.
>>> Perhaps i can avoid postholing in the afternoons when hiking between two
>>> What do you think ?
>> I think would be a waste of weight to carry snowshoes.
>> They are made for walking on loose snow, not the consolidated sun
>> cupped stuff you will be walking on. I've seen lots of devices (and
>> tried several) that were intended to prevent postholing, and never
>> found one that worked.
>> This is what you are going to be walking on, and post-holing in.
>> Snowshoes aren't going to be usable
>> I would be interested in trying Snowfoot but it looks like they never
>> went into production
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