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1. Whatever you get, get it from REI so you can return it if you dont like it

2. I have a north face baseball cap that is light and fast drying.

3. no, I might sit on my sleeping pad though






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Nodust
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quote: Bring back blue velvet

Didn't realize he was banned.

We need BV






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We need BV


you and velvet gave me some of the best advice before i went on the AT. he is needed in this thread for sure

ETA: im honored to have chicken say a thread i started is a good thread. first and last time that will ever happen. FACT



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Mostly it was BV and LSUintheNW. I camp plenty but not much overnight packing.

Going to do the Wild Azalea Trail this fall when this get cooler outside. Still getting a few pieces of gear together.






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nice, never been, is it an overnight trail? or just a day hike?





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Nodust
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30 miles, so I would do at least one night maybe stretch it to two nights. I remember BV said he would do it in a day while he prepared for the AT . Don't think I could do that.

From what I read you just camp along the trail where ever you want.






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Wild Azalea Trail

Forgot I had this bookmarked.

Kisatchie Nat Forest






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Chicken
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Looks like I won't be able to go until next summer...but what temperatures can you expect at Sequoia National Park in the summertime? Shorts/Tshirts during day, pants/long sleeve shirt/fleece at night?





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Didn't realize he was banned.


He's banned? I figured he was hiking somewhere or something






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Nodust
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Shorts/Tshirts during day, pants/long sleeve shirt/fleece at night?

I would imagine it can get cold at night. Upper altitudes weather can go from warm and sunny to cold and snowing even on summer days. You may want to contact the local ranger station there and see if they have a recommended list for hiking the area. May give you a good starting point to getting gear together.

Contact information at bottom of page

You will want to inquire about permits you may need also.






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LSUintheNW
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Link is fixed.

Here's a link about average weather. As was said talk to the rangers, they'll have a wealth of knowledge for you. I'd even ask for recs on areas to do your trip.



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Chicken
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thanks for info...what about shorts and pants? I assume stay away from cotton...what is the go to short/pant? Are convertible pants the way to go?






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thanks for info...what about shorts and pants? I assume stay away from cotton...what is the go to short/pant? Are convertible pants the way to go?



You probably don't even need convertible pants if you are trail hiking over there. Probably just wear shorts all of the time.






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Probably just wear shorts all of the time.
even at night?






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I always wear long pants hiking or camping. If its hot I'll wear some light fast drying pants. Sort of like the fishing pants you can get at cabelas i have some Columbia pants now that I really like. And cotton is not the best. I had some convertible pants but did not like the zipper rubbing my leg. Some folks like them so try them out before you hit the woods for three days straight.

Get your cloths and equipment early enough so you can try it out before setting out on a trek and being stuck with something you don't like. Take your pack loaded on some day hikes so you will know how to pack it evenly and efficiently. Just like every thing practice a little so you know what works for you.

And remember weight is your enemy when packing. If you can shave a few ounces per item it will make your trip much more enjoyable.






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Probably just wear shorts all of the time.

even at night?



What elevations are you going to be hiking? It isn't going to be very cold normally at mid elevations. My idea of cold may be different than yours though... I would go as light as possible, and it isn't going to be dropping into the lowest of low until later at night and very early morning.

It will probably be in the 80s during the day.






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Sequia is fairly high. 10-13000 for most of the park I think.

I wear pants to keep cleaner and keep bugs off. Last hike I went on with the scouts. All the other adults and all the kids had shorts. They sprayed down with off head to toe and got redbuds and ticks. I sprayed off on my ankles and didn't get anything on me. Where chicken is going won't have many bugs but maybe ticks. Plus at night I just feel cleaner sleeping if I wore pants during the day.






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I wear pants to keep cleaner and keep bugs off. Last hike I went on with the scouts. All the other adults and all the kids had shorts. They sprayed down with off head to toe and got redbuds and ticks. I sprayed off on my ankles and didn't get anything on me. Where chicken is going won't have many bugs but maybe ticks. Plus at night I just feel cleaner sleeping if I wore pants during the day.


You heat up fairly quickly hiking elevation with a pack. I think most of the normal trails in those parks are well below 11,000 feet.

Most people wear pants to protect their legs from bugs (ticks in particular) and brush. Whether you need them or not depends on the trial you take. It isn't going to be so cold you would need them i wouldn't think, if that is the line of thinking.

If you are hiking above 10k feet, probably need night protection since I don't think you can build fires over that elevation in that particular area.






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No he won't need long pants for keeping warm hiking. Just my preference. Corse at work I have to have a longsleave nonexistent suit on even in south La summertime. So it doesn't bother me.

Temps at night could get chilly.






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Temps at night could get chilly.
Probably low 40's to mid 50's depending on the elevation and weather system.



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