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    No tarp - my own weather forcefield

    It's official...I generate my own weather forcefield that keeps all precipitation away. Over the past 6 years or so I can only remember one time where I had to hike in the rain. And only a few more where it rained at any point during a trip (usually overnight). Same goes for my upcoming trip which looks absolutely perfect!

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Thursday Night
    A slight chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Friday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

    Friday Night
    Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

    Saturday Night
    Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 52.

    That's crazy. NOT COMPLAINING THOUGH But I would like to get a little more sitting-under-the-tarp-in-the-rain time eventually. This is why I like having two tarps; the lighter hex without doors will definitely come this time.

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    You know you just jinxed yourself... take the tarp with doors.


    This is like saying.. "Gee we haven't hit traffic yet..."





    Gotta admit.. under the tarp in the rain is a special kind of sleep.
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    * I can lift all the weight I want at the gym. Walking shouldn't be a workout. ~ Just Bill


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    You gotta start selling these. Seriously, 12' with doors at only 0.7 ounce with skins ? Cuben fiber is so last year. You could call it "The Emperor's New Tarp".

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Fowler View Post
    12' with doors at only 0.7 ounce with skins
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    i don't mind the rain as much as i despise windy days. i've canceled trips because it was too windy (gusts 40+mph, sustained 15+). i'll take rain over wind any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by novasquid View Post
    i don't mind the rain as much as i despise windy days. i've canceled trips because it was too windy (gusts 40+mph, sustained 15+). i'll take rain over wind any day.

    Totally agree with this ^^^
    * The difficulty of finding any given trail marker is directly proportional to the importance of the consequences of failing to find it.

    * I can lift all the weight I want at the gym. Walking shouldn't be a workout. ~ Just Bill


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    Yeah totally jinxed myself now!

    I do feel more susceptible to the wind lately. I think I always do in spring after coming out of winter where I always use my tarp with doors.

    At these temps (35-55) the wind can have a bite; I'm glad it will be on the low side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    That's crazy. NOT COMPLAINING THOUGH But I would like to get a little more sitting-under-the-tarp-in-the-rain time eventually. This is why I like having two tarps; the lighter hex without doors will definitely come this time.
    Come hike in the South for a few days. We've had over 8" of rain this month and climbing. We've not had a rain free weekend this YEAR! We are supposed to have our first sunny weekend of the year this weekend.
    Last edited by TrailSlug; 04-24-2018 at 09:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailSlug View Post
    Come hike in the South for a few days. We've had over 8" of rain this month and climbing. We've not had a rain free weekend this YEAR! We are supposed to have our first sunny weekend of the year this weekend.
    Seriously, we were on the Foothills Trail last week and it started raining Sunday at 4:30 in the afternoon and continued, except for a few small breaks for the next 56hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameth View Post
    Seriously, we were on the Foothills Trail last week and it started raining Sunday at 4:30 in the afternoon and continued, except for a few small breaks for the next 56hrs.
    That's rough! I did jinx myself a little because last week my trip started with rain but it was light and ended after an hour or two. Plus I wanted to break in my new rain jacket.

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