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by fedak
Wed May 11, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Lowest traffic trails/destinations?
Replies: 17
Views: 3963

Re: Lowest traffic trails/destinations?

Just stay away from the PRT to Sykes and you shouldn't have issues with crowds.
by fedak
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Hiking for 8 days in Big Sur:seeking areas of concern/advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4097

Re: Hiking for 8 days in Big Sur:seeking areas of concern/ad

Everything Mike said + - This is a pretty brutal introduction to some very unforgiving terrain. You might want to consider some VW overnights before committing to something this long. Or possibly look into nearby Henry W Coe where you will find similar hills w/o the overgrowth. - You didn't say when...
by fedak
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Trails and Trailwork Discussion
Topic: New Trail Signs Without Mileages
Replies: 8
Views: 4719

Re: New Trail Signs Without Mileages

> Probably better to let people check the map

Like the one that shows the trail between VDC and the Window :)
by fedak
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Ventana Triple Crown (trip report)
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: Ventana Triple Crown (trip report)

Wow.
by fedak
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Ventana Triple Crown (trip report)
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: Ventana Triple Crown (trip report)

Finally someone as insane as Bob :)

Good to see that the VC register survived the fire.
by fedak
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Arvin Nelson
Replies: 21
Views: 5069

Re: Arvin Nelson

> if you hiked solo you might understand how I feel

Yeah you are right, I have no understanding of what it is like to hike solo in the VW at night :)

Don't click this: http://www.ivaneberle.com/P.concolor9.html
by fedak
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Arvin Nelson
Replies: 21
Views: 5069

Re: Arvin Nelson

1) Fatal Mountain Lion attacks in CA are extraordinarily rare (and attacks where the lion was stalking a human instead of reacting to being surprised are even more rare) 2) If you are being stalked you aren't going to have enough time to draw a weapon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_coug...
by fedak
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Gear & Gadgets
Topic: SPOT
Replies: 8
Views: 5758

Re: SPOT

> Based on this chain so far, other than John Fedak who has I know solo'd to a lot of remote locations, e I'm still squarely in the PLB case (McMurdo or ACR) vs the satellite messenger (SPOT or Delormme)- though this largely depends on what your primary use of the device will be. If you mainly want ...
by fedak
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Wilderness Trash
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Wilderness Trash

I usually find at least one mylar baloon an outing out here in the the desert surrounding Vegas- the things last forever and they are apparently released in reasonably great numbers.