I’ve been looking at dehydrators for years, but never pulled the trigger until a few weeks ago when I found a factory refurbished Excelsior unit with timer on ebay.
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Eric (a.k.a. "ERIC") serves as an Administrator and is the founder / proprietor of High Sierra Topix. With HST now boasting a web presence of nearly two decades it’s not surprising that it has transformed, as have Eric‘s life responsibilities. Now married with two young children, Eric works in the public sector managing a collaborative water management organization in the Kings River Watershed. He doesn’t backpack as much as he used to. When not at home wrangling his little ones or at work searching for solutions to California’s never ending water challenges, Eric spends his time working to keep this website alive while setting aside what time he can to exploring primarily the western slope of the Sierra Nevada.
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When the company that makes Z-Rays decided to quit the business I bought whatever colors I could in the sizes I wanted. Doing a little research on the internet I found that it is possible to powdercoat paint over existing lures. So I decided to try it.
I started carrying a PLB several years ago, after the weight and price of these devices finally fit my tolerance level. My hiking style hasn’t changed one iota since I started carrying my PLB. I’ve never used it and I don’t intend to ever use it (just like my First Aid Kit… should I stop […]
Length of the storms vary but most start around 1-2 pm and last till 4-5 pm, but there are exceptions like storms (with lightening) lasting till 2-3 am, or starting early morning, but these are much more rare occurrences.
Maybe this has something to do with backpacking solo so much, but one part of my backcountry trips I like so much is meeting people (and I thought I did it to get away from people). This last summer I met another solo hiker in Kern Canyon and we talked for hours. He even gave […]