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Cynthia Hutnyak
City: Cincinnati
State: OH
Country: USA
Begins: Mar 25, 2019
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Nov 6th, 2018

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 71
Journal Visits: 207
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Journal Plan

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Equipment

I'm 4.5 months from my desired departure date and I have less equipment than I did at 6 months out. My REI Half dome failed and needed to be returned. What would be another suitable shelter that I will be comfortable using. The Half Dome poles failed on my 2nd set up. Needless to say, I don’t want another shelter with poles. I would rather work Trekking poles.

I have narrowed my search to the following:

Tarptent Saddle 2 - $ 339, 36oz, 2 Trekking poles

or

Deschutes plus - $ 185, 16oz, 1 Trekking pole

or

Zpack duplex - $ 599, 19oz, 2 Trekking poles

If my decision is based on weight, cost and ease, I would chose the Deschutes Plus. However if I want another person to join me, I would go with Saddle 2. The Zpack has the best reviews overall. Touch choice.

Ultimately the questions I need to answer are:

Am I buying a shelter for the future or for a solo hike(s)?

How does this shelter handle moderate snow?

What kind of investment am I willing to make?

Will extra weight be worth it?

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A Hopeful Journey

Cynthia
Uncovering the depths of my mind through the discovery of my soul.

 

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