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Re: [pct-l] Lightweight Backpacking?

We left Guitar Lake @ 6AM and were at Trail Crest @ 8AM. Not a cloud in the sky.
We left to go down while the rest of the party headed for the summit. By 11 the
hail was vertical and the lightning was striking the summit. At 11 I was in my
tent but the rest of the party was on the infamous 100 switchbacks in 50 degree
weather and soaked to the bone. They had one option -- to hike out to Whitney
Portal--all their gear was wet. What if that wasn't an option? What if
civilization was 20 not 6 miles away?

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