Advice on backcountry rucks. | High Sierra Topix  

Advice on backcountry rucks.

Share your advice and personal experiences, post a gear review or ask any questions you may have pertaining to outdoor gear and equipment.
User avatar

Re: Advice on backcountry rucks.

Postby ApocalypseMan » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:30 am

I just checked and the Super Tioga is sold out on the Sierra trading post site. #-o
Wildman Approves!



User avatar
ApocalypseMan
Topix Novice
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:18 am
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Advice on backcountry rucks.

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:42 pm

This thread leads into a general question I have about packs.

What, if any, brands have reputations or things they are know for? eg. X brand tend to have weak buckles, Y brand fit shorter torsos better, Z brand was good until it's manufacturing was moved...etc.

I know the reputation may be generalized and finding the pack that fits you, no matter the brand, is the most important thing. However, info like this may help someone better focus on what packs to investigate.
Wonder is rock and water and the life that lives in-between.
User avatar
Carne_DelMuerto
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 296
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:43 am
Location: Auburn, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Advice on backcountry rucks.

Postby maverick » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:35 pm

Carne_DelMuerto wrote "What, if any, brands have reputations or things they are
know for? eg. X brand tend to have weak buckles, Y brand fit shorter torsos
better, Z brand was good until it's manufacturing was moved...etc."
The problem with a thread like that is a lot of folks may write up things from
second, and even third had chatter, and not from personal experience which is
pretty much worthless.
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8033
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Advice on backcountry rucks.

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:39 am

oldranger wrote:For the most part Jennie Lakes Wilderness is fairly gentle while Monarch is steep!


Like he said, these areas are opposites. You can day-hike all of Jennie Lakes area in a day, and Monarch is primarily vertical, and a real test for backpack weight and comfort. On the Kennedy Pass and Copper Creek trails you will begrudge every ounce and feel every friction point. Choose well.

Anything you can do to improve the viability of the trail around Dead Pine Ridge would be a real benefit. :bear: :nod:

Further Notes:
Old Ranger tells me that the person that started this thread is Forrest Service, but most of the same comments apply. I have done the Deer Cove trail many times, a real early season favorite of mine. Many old map trails in that area are gone or nearly so. There is no trail, but at Deer Cove if you go back a ways there is an excellent camp there. The next camp place is at Wildman Meadow, but a camp on the ridge above the meadow may be better. I have been to the passes above Grizzly Lakes, but always when I went everything was covered with snow. But my point here is that except for a flat section at Wildman, everything steep up an down, potentially hot, exposed, and a real test of pack weight and comfort. You really need a good pack for that trail.
Attachments
Wildman.jpg
Camp at Wildman Meadow
Doyle W. Donehoo
Sierra Trails:
http://www.doylewdonehoo.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
User avatar
DoyleWDonehoo
Founding Member
 
Posts: 480
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: San Jose, CA
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Advice on backcountry rucks.

Postby ApocalypseMan » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:38 pm

I ended up getting a Kelty Trekker external 3950 for 130 something, it was the last one. I found out that I'll only need my pack for about 3 days but ill need a day pack for day hikes. We will be using one of the Ranger cabins that was mentioned earlier in this thread.
Wildman Approves!
User avatar
ApocalypseMan
Topix Novice
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:18 am
Experience: N/A

Previous

Return to Outdoor Gear Topix



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

cron