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    The weather is a little too cool for my gear. I'm only setup for three season backpacking.
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    At the current time Saddle creek area, and some of the lower branches will start filling up making things pretty sloppy, especially down in there with the horses around Patton cave and such.

    Nebo will fare a lot better if the wet continues to hang around, as I recall.

    Panther Gap is another mostly upland loop that takes the water well.

    I agree, just a little too chilly, but I'm making a sweep of the GW's and Thrifts this week, for anything down to turn into UQ's.

    I'm leaning toward a full length shell with pockets, that I can stuff with my Jacket and extra clothing, where and when needed. I'm having a hard time bending myself around the idea that I need basically two Quilts for a hammock vs one sleeping bag on the ground. I doubt that I'll ever wean myself completely, from dragging my pad along with me, and I am starting to get this itchy feeling concerning grams and such.

    Tell me these aren't the beginning symptoms of gram sickness.
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    Yeah, you have the first stages of gam sickness. I'm leaning on a UL down jacket and something for the legs for the colder weather - that way my gear does double duty.
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    You are aware there are no known cures for gram sickness....

    its a sickness you will live with for the rest of your life.....

    Jerry

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    You mean my only hope is lighter and lighter gear?

    Colin Fletcher, love the man, but he "helped" me pack too heavy, for these times, and the trips I was taking. He was more like counting pounds instead of grams, but his pack frame weighted more than an entire pack today, so for me, still the man.

    He also body surfed back and forth across the Colorado on it. Need more work on my loading system to make that work on the GoLite
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    Jerry there is a cure - it's called the point where you find you don't bring enough.
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    Just trying to keep this thread up.

    Can anyone tell me which sections contain the most rugged traverses, and are these the same ones that contain the 1st growth timber(pines)?
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    the Indiana University Press is publishing a great trail guide on the KT is a few weeks. I scored an advanced copy and it has a lot of great info. Each section is broken down and includes details about topography, geology, water during different times of year and camp sites, both approved and otherwise.

    I'm not sure when it is hitting the stores but I'll check and find out. If I didn't already have a copy I would definitely be looking for it.

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    I've been wanting to do this trail real bad. If anyones down for some company, with advance notice, I'd love to do atleast a good chunk of this trail.

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    Let us know about the details of the book, cost, and so forth. Might definitely be worth getting for doing the whole trail.
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