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I totally agree and this is the reason it is best to own pole(s) that shorten-up for stowing in/on your pack. The more you use them the sooner you will know when you need to use them and when you should not. I own a set but I am a dedicated one pole hiker because I can't coordinate two poles, a GPS, a camera , A/R access to my pockets, and a water tube..dysfunction wrote:so stow em in your pack and move on. Really not that hard to execute your options
'Dropped', not "lost". Human error - happens to the best of us.e005229 wrote:Seems to me on some hikes that I've been on- going down the Flatiron and boulder-hopping up the creek to LaBarge Canyon for example,they'd be more a hindrance than a help. In fact I followed a guy who had poles down the Flatiron last time I was there and he lost one on the way down. We both watched as it clattered its way down to the end of the slick rock area. Wasn't much help to him down there.
wallyfarak wrote:You mean duct tape right?snakemarks wrote: you don't always use your first aid kit, but you bring it with every time, right?