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What boots do I need for a Winter Presidential Traverse?

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Re: What boots do I need for a Winter Presidential Traverse?

Postby mambwe » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:59 pm

There will be three of us on the trip so it will be around 4 lbs per person. A little heavy buy that is what we have. My friend bought it last winter, so its basically brand new.
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Re: What boots do I need for a Winter Presidential Traverse?

Postby Biscut » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:31 pm

kozman18 wrote:Agreed, Gray Knob is a great spot in the winter. But, the OP was for a 1 night traverse. Dropping down to Gray Knob leaves a huge second day that would be tough to finish even in optimal weather. After looking at a map, the best halfway point is Sphinx Col (dropping down to tree line to the east). I've stayed there in the spring when there was a good deal of snow. Assuming a good snow year, it should be a good winter camping spot. And, if the weather turns you can bail into the Great Gulf (no picnic getting out though, and you end up a long way from your vehicles).

Not sure I would schlepp a VE tent all that way. 11 pounds is pretty heavy on top of winter gear. . .


+1 to Spinx Col.
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Re: What boots do I need for a Winter Presidential Traverse?

Postby kozman18 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:35 pm

mambwe wrote:There will be three of us on the trip so it will be around 4 lbs per person. A little heavy buy that is what we have. My friend bought it last winter, so its basically brand new.


Split 3 ways that ain't so bad. If the wind is up, you'll be happy to have it. Have a great trip.
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