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READERS COMMENTS

MARK KITZING
Apr 28, 2011

Just got the May issue of Backpacker. It claims a total lunar eclipse for June 15 best viewed in Death Valley (p. 104). Well, looking at NASA Eclipse website - http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2011.html#LE2011Jun15T -
it isn't supposed to be in the USA neighborhood. Centered in the Indian Ocean. Greatest eclipse is at 21:02 UT (subtract 7 for Calif USA time zone time). That would make it at about 2 PM in Death Valley.
Well, what am I not understanding or is Death Valley in Madagascar now?

Janice
Apr 18, 2011

Can you give me contact information for backpackers for losing weight (i.e. the Big Bend hike)

Steve Jones
Mar 20, 2011

Dang it, I submitted the last email by mistake.
I'm having trouble logging into the BACKPACKER GPS TRAIL LITE for iPhone. When I login with reserjon@msn.com

Alex
Mar 03, 2011

Hey Dan Last,
I totally agree with one reservation: The cargo shorts I use are "zip to shorts." I can easily zip the legs back on to make long pants.

Though board shorts are fine, you can't make them into long pants, which requires you also pack long pants.

I once lost the ass of my "zip to shorts," after a slide down a snow berm at the top of Mount Reba...and the board shorts I picked up at Lake Alpine really came in handy.

I've got the TRT on my long list of "things to do."
So many trails...so little time...

Alex

Janet Mertz
Feb 26, 2011

Please quit sending me invoices-I didn't order your magazine.

Marc Polish
Aug 19, 2010

Found these great mini rolls of travel bathroom tissue. They are called Tushues, we got them at www.justtoiletpaper.com

Karen Stubkjaer
Jun 22, 2010

Thank you for your piece on the TRT. I completed a thru hike of the TRT back in 2003, also with my brother. For as wonderful as it is, it seems it often gets over-looked. A pictorial/story of our hike is featured on the TRT website, under the "links" sections. Thanks again for featuring such a great trail! Karen, San Diego, CA

DANIEL LAST
Jun 17, 2010

Packing tip: On a recent backpack trip to europe i forgot my shorts. I discovered something better: board shorts! They are quick try, pack up to nothing, no belt required, and you can go without underwear in a pinch. These a now a must for me and my old cargo shorts are going back to the closet.

Dan Last
Westlake, Ohio

Dave Bischoff
Apr 20, 2010

I just received the May issue of BP Magazine and was happy to see that you had mentioned the Lost Coast Trail. I had entertained hiking the southern half of this trail last year. Readers should be aware that this trail is in Humboldt county and the southern half is maintained by only 1 Ranger who is also responsible for another forest/park as well. The Northern half is maintained by the BLM who does have "people in the field" and drug activity is somewhat clean. After stumbling across a $26 million illegal field and a danger close encounter with those tending the field I have learned to ask about drug activity. By the way...our encounter took place on a previous BP suggested trail. Please remind your readers that drug activity is alive and well in the California Forests and park lands. Thanks much, DB.

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