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General: Fly Fishing BS => The bar is open.... => Topic started by: Woolly Bugger on March 01, 2021, 19:23:18 PM

Title: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 01, 2021, 19:23:18 PM
I was looking for a new water bottle for hiking / fishing.

Hiking around pilot mountain there Are a ton of little seeps and spring flowing off the knob, so I thought I'd give this Lifestraw thing a try!

Next PMSP hike will be from the Hotel rd parking, up the mountain trail to the shortcut trail (little used but has old blazes, not on park map, but cuts off 1.7 miles up to ledges spring trail, up to Jomeokee trail and then back down Grindstone to the Ledges trail and back Dow the shortcut to the mountain trail and back out to the car 8-9 miles and good elevation gain too!

 
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Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 01, 2021, 19:53:01 PM
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the planned hike... /'/
Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: streamereater_101691 on March 01, 2021, 20:51:03 PM
I like the lifestraw products. The filtered water tastes normal to me. I throw it away after the cartridge is exhausted and get a new one. The straw/cartridge is a germ spawning ground.
Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: hcrum87hc on March 03, 2021, 09:06:00 AM
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the planned hike... /'/

OOOOOOH what program/website is that?

I haven't used the Lifestraw bottle, but I have been using the Grayl Ultralight purifier.  It's been such a great item to have on those all day blue line treks.  You have an infinite supply of water at your finger tips, so there's no need to carry a ton of it on your back for the day.  /"\

PS: I'm coming back to add that Grayl has some great CS.  This thread reminded me I needed to ask them how to remove some mildew along the rubber seal on the outside of the inner piece that holds the purified water.  I've put it off because the purified water never comes in contact with that rubber.  I've scraped and scrubbed trying to remove it, unsuccessfully.  I just wanted to see if they had any suggestions, and they're solution was to send me a new inner piece for free.  Can't beat that.
Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: Phil on March 03, 2021, 09:22:59 AM
"OOOOOOH what program/website is that?"
Ditto. I wanna know
Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 03, 2021, 20:19:27 PM
Quote from: Phil on March 03, 2021, 09:22:59 AM"OOOOOOH what program/website is that?"
Ditto. I wanna know

https://www.gaiagps.com/membership/  the 3d maps are only online not mobile....

tons of different maps.. topos, world satalite, NPS, Trails...



Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: Phil on March 04, 2021, 07:39:44 AM
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on March 03, 2021, 20:19:27 PM
Quote from: Phil on March 03, 2021, 09:22:59 AM"OOOOOOH what program/website is that?"
Ditto. I wanna know

https://www.gaiagps.com/membership/  the 3d maps are only online not mobile....

tons of different maps.. topos, world satalite, NPS, Trails...


Thx! Looking at it, may even pay for the extras.  V:;
Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: The Dude on March 04, 2021, 08:56:02 AM
Quote from: streamereater_101691 on March 01, 2021, 20:51:03 PMI like the lifestraw products. The filtered water tastes normal to me. I throw it away after the cartridge is exhausted and get a new one. The straw/cartridge is a germ spawning ground.

A little warm soapy water and a thorough drying in between uses should keep the cartridge safe to use for a long time, I would think.  Admittedly, I don't know the specifics of the lifestraw cartridge, but if it is similar to the filters used by Katadyn products, then that should be the case.  I have had a katadyn filter for many years that has never given me any problems, but I am strict about cleaning and drying completely after every trip.  Of course, they are like $40 a pop, so I don't want to get into the habit of just throwing them away and replacing all the time, but maybe those Lifestraw cartridges are cheaper and it isn't a problem to consider them as disposable?
Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 04, 2021, 10:30:33 AM
Quote from: Phil on March 04, 2021, 07:39:44 AM
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on March 03, 2021, 20:19:27 PM
Quote from: Phil on March 03, 2021, 09:22:59 AM"OOOOOOH what program/website is that?"
Ditto. I wanna know

https://www.gaiagps.com/membership/  the 3d maps are only online not mobile....

tons of different maps.. topos, world satalite, NPS, Trails...


Thx! Looking at it, may even pay for the extras.  V:;

I've bought the 5 year deal... I've been using it for my hikes, and fishing trips. it's a nifty app and is useful on the pc as well with and syncs things up.
Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 08, 2021, 19:22:03 PM
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the planned hike... /'/


When not fishing, I've been walkingabout, today I did this hike... and took the Lifestraw Go, which I used on my last fishing trip and several hikes, today three more fill-ups, one at the mile in seep and the other two at the ledge spring.


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Early on I ran into one of the former Panicle powerhouse workers, I call him Ebb, he recognized my right off. He was walking the parameter trail and asked about my pants, he got his hiking pants at REI and was complaining that they were too tight. I told him that I really like my Free Soldiers...


Later a couple of gender females caught up to me and I let them pass before I took the shortcut up to ledge spring trail. This is a blazed trail but doesn't appear on the maps and is no longer maintained. Up at Three Bears Gully I ran into a climber getting ready to go up and fix his rope. Next a women coming down in fleece. One other overdressed female hiker on the trail. Then a group of climbers at the last pitch before the no climb zone.

There were the usual tourist on the Jomeokee trail (around the knob) On the way down I ran into the hikers making their way back up to the top.
One other hiker on the circumnavigating mountain trail and a couple starting out from the parking lot on Pinnacle Hotel Rd parking lot. (corridor trail)


Really pleased with the Lifestraw Go.


Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: Dougfish on March 08, 2021, 19:38:17 PM
I experienced zero other humans in the woods today.  :wave
Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: RiverbumCO on March 08, 2021, 21:33:58 PM
The Pinnacle Hotel access is just a couple miles from my new digs.
Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 08, 2021, 22:40:28 PM
Next Walkabout...

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 d:b
Title: Re: Gonna give this a try..
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 11, 2021, 18:38:59 PM
did this little stroll in the park.. original plan was just to do the 2.9 mile loop, for about 4.9 total.
But when I got to the junction I headed up to the summit of the ridge where I discovers all the huge erratics pretty cool...

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I packed in water, didn't know what was available up on this ridge.. slim picking with one or two exceptions