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    Tahoe Rim Question

    Hi, would I need extra long straps for a trip around Lake Tahoe? as in are the trees larger than say, Co. or Mn?
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    Long ago I learned there is very little penalty for carrying extra stuff in the car. How many times have I dressed fro the current temperature (in town) only to find it a bit chillier on the mountain (only 20 miles away); how easy it would have been to put an extra jacket or hat in the car and decide what I want to carry when I get there.. Why not bring both your long and short straps. Once you get there you’ll have a much better idea of what you need - maybe invest in hiking a short distance down the trail to see what things will look like before packing for the adventure.

    You will only have a slight penalty in bulk and weight if you carry 15 ft straps instead of 9 or 12 ft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarmeat View Post
    Long ago I learned there is very little penalty for carrying extra stuff in the car. How many times have I dressed fro the current temperature (in town) only to find it a bit chillier on the mountain (only 20 miles away); how easy it would have been to put an extra jacket or hat in the car and decide what I want to carry when I get there.. Why not bring both your long and short straps. Once you get there you’ll have a much better idea of what you need - maybe invest in hiking a short distance down the trail to see what things will look like before packing for the adventure.

    You will only have a slight penalty in bulk and weight if you carry 15 ft straps instead of 9 or 12 ft.
    I do this all the time with extra gear in the trunk. To save a bit more weight a spare extender set of whoopies weigh next to nothing.

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