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by LindaAnn
Jan 03 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2021 Hazolutions
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Re: 2021 Hazolutions

2020 ended up being a pretty good hiking year for me, and hopefully 2021 brings more of the same. My mileage last year (1500 hiking/300 treadmill) was a little on the low side, so I’m hoping to get the combined total up from 1800 to at least 2000 this year. That should be reasonably achieveable, I j...
by LindaAnn
Dec 01 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Political
Topic: I was waiting for Aliens--- They're here!
Replies: 56
Views: 1782

Re: I was waiting for Aliens--- They're here!

I love when @friendofthundergod is even more cheerful than usual.
by LindaAnn
Oct 29 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: COLD FEET? - when overnighting
Replies: 31
Views: 888

Re: COLD FEET? - when overnighting

Down socks. Goosefeet Gear makes some good ones, but there are other brands too.
by LindaAnn
Oct 28 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2506

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@chumley Your self-awareness is refreshing.
by LindaAnn
Oct 21 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Colorado woman turns heads while hiking 14ers in high heels
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Colorado woman turns heads while hiking 14ers in high heels

@azbackpackr I know. That’s why I was saying that her “accomplishment” wasn’t all that impressive.
by LindaAnn
Oct 16 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Colorado woman turns heads while hiking 14ers in high heels
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Colorado woman turns heads while hiking 14ers in high heels

Hiking uphill on a halfway decent trail in a heel that chunky (as shown in the picture) would not really be all that difficult, assuming whoever is wearing them is used to heels. Her calves were probably more sore than her feet. Stilettos would be more difficult, and hiking downhill in any heel woul...
by LindaAnn
Oct 10 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Horton Creek - Overnighter with toddler?
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Horton Creek - Overnighter with toddler?

Horton Creek is a great overnighter for kids, my kids enjoyed it when they were younger. There are some good campsites about 2 miles in. The best spot is easy to see—it has a teepee looking thing built out of tree branches, about 6-7’ tall. Easy to cross the creek without getting your feet wet. Doub...
by LindaAnn
Oct 06 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?

@Mountain_Rat Sounds like you already got your answer on attaching to pack straps. I’m not creative at all when it comes to stuff like that, but I think even I could figure out a way to attach it to a pack. I’ll text you some pictures of everything that came with the light.
by LindaAnn
Oct 06 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?

@Mountain_Rat I think 400 was pretty good for most conditions. 800 was very bright, but I could see everything very well, so that was pretty nice. That brand also has a 600 lumen for about $20 cheaper. I think the settings were 600-400-200, but I don’t remember for sure.
by LindaAnn
Oct 06 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?

I tried out the new waist lamp while hiking Pyramid this morning. Used it for about 4 miles, and was happy with the results. The belt is comfortable, and I couldn’t feel it while I was wearing it, even tightened enough to keep the light snug enough to not bounce while hiking. The buckle is smooth on...
by LindaAnn
Oct 05 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Meal Pouches
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Meal Pouches

@DmN I think the price is similar, but this is the brand I use. Never had any issues with them.

https://www.packitgourmet.com/Storage.html
by LindaAnn
Oct 01 2020 8:14 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?

@wildwesthikes Either you have a giant cranium or you must be incredibly small to get a headlamp strap around your waist. Even loosened, there’s no way any of the straps from my headlamps would fit past my chest or hips. I’d think that the elastic in the strap would allow for too much bounce of the...
by LindaAnn
Sep 30 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?

@nonot I’ll hike sans headlamp in the winter, but not when it’s warm. Considering I usually see at least one rattler per night hike between March—October, there’s no way I’ll hike without something bright. I want to see what’s trying to kill me from as far away as possible.
by LindaAnn
Sep 30 2020 10:16 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?

Has anyone tried a waist lamp as an alternative to a headlamp? Headlamps tend to give me a headache--not from the strap, but from the refocusing around the beam of light. I found a waist lamp with good reviews (UltrAspire 800 lumen) and ordered one, but was curious if anyone else on here has used on...
by LindaAnn
Sep 18 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Luddite seeks...
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Luddite seeks...

If you’re talking about navigating to trailheads, forest roads, etc, you can just create a track in Route Editor to follow for the drive in RouteScout. That’s what I do, typically from the time I leave a major road all the way to where I want to park. Obviously, you have to know where you’re going a...
by LindaAnn
Sep 11 2020 11:42 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1290

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

@nonot Lol, I don’t think I’ve ever paid much attention to what anyone has put in as their signature. Didn’t notice the link in yours at all.
by LindaAnn
Sep 11 2020 11:23 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1290

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

@LosDosSloFolks It doesn’t look like the base 64 nor the 700 comes preloaded with maps. If you search Free Maps for Garmin online, you can find lots of free topo maps that can be downloaded. A few websites had concise directions of how to do that. I recall there were some free Garmin maps on HAZ on...
by LindaAnn
Sep 11 2020 10:24 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1290

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

If the 700 comes with preloaded maps, then that might make the choice a whole lot easier!
by LindaAnn
Sep 11 2020 10:08 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1290

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

@chumley I couldn’t remember. I knew I had put RS on one of my son’s apple devices and it worked, but it must have been an old iphone and not the touch.
by LindaAnn
Sep 11 2020 9:57 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1290

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

Also, I’m not 100% certain, but for some reason (Joe can confirm) I think RouteScout can run on an iPod Touch. If so, that would be your smallest and lightest option. You’d just have to be on wifi to upload your routes to/from HAZ. And you can blast some music while you’re hiking ;-)

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