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TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

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Re: TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

Postby Hobbes » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:18 am

rlown wrote:Aren't stoves w/o shutoff capabilities currently illegal along certain parts of your route at that time?


I also use an esbit stove, and I've never been able to get a clear, concise answer either by phone or in person. For example, Freestone posted this email reply on this thread back in July:

You can use an alcohol stove and any pressurized liquid fuel stove with an on off valve.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9569

In addition, the pdf file that is linked mentions that jellied gas (ie esbit) is allowed.

This is the kind of response I've also received. If this was a firm, widely mandated policy, like the use of bear cans, then it would be pretty straightforward to simply state that only pressurized gas canisters were allowed.



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Re: TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

Postby BSquared » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:16 pm

Wow, what a great report! I was searching for data on the Ionian Basin, a goal for next summer, and of course I didn't find it, but I got lost reading your excellent TR. Hmmm... maybe I'll do Davis Lake Basin instead ;)
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Re: TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:08 am

What info on Ionian are you looking for. Plenty of us on here that have wandered all over it. :)
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TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

Postby Bluewater » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:57 am

Thanks BSquared! I'm planning on going through Ionian Basin next summer, maybe I'll see you there. BTW, I can't imagine there are many places Rogue hasn't wandered in the Sierra :)


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Re: TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

Postby maverick » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:46 am

B2,

Type Ionian into the search feature, you will find a ton of info, and if you don't then
some of us can surely answer your questions.
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Re: TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

Postby larree0 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:41 pm

Great winter reading … and planing.
thanks for the great TR and pics.
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Re: TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

Postby BSquared » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:43 am

Rogue (et al.),

[Wow, it's been a looong time since I last looked in on this forum! Shame on me :\ ]

Excellent question! I think what I'm really after is some reassurance that a couple of aging backpackers with only mild off-trail experience aren't likely to get into serious trouble in (and getting out of) the basin. Some of the reports I've read about Wanda Pass, in particular, made me wonder whether it might be too much for us. We turned back from Blue Lake Pass in Yosemite a couple of years ago, but it was an extremely high-snow year and the pass looked very slippery from the basin below. From what I've been reading, snow is likely to be the very least of our problems this year, especially in late August, when our trip is most likely. More likely to have to worry about finding water!
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Re: TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

Postby gary c. » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:26 am

It took some work to put that report together and I'm so glad that you did. I enjoyed it very much, thank you.
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Re: TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

Postby Phil B. » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:09 am

Great report and pictures. Thanks for sharing. :)
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Re: TR: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013

Postby Bluewater » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:40 am

Thanks Laree, Gary and Phil! Your comments are very much appreciated.
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