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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek this weekend
« Last post by Still Mostly Spinning on August 07, 2018, 10:00:10 AM »
Get a super early start on Mosquito Flats if you're going on a weekend.  There will be zero parking by noon.
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Anything Goes / Re: Sleeping Bag
« Last post by P A C on August 07, 2018, 09:45:15 AM »
IMHO,

TEX is 100 % correct in his assessment, along with Gary's observation.

I've been looking into a moderate priced bag for the purposes of E.S. higher altitude car camping in the fall.

Here are some links to suggestions for what Gary and Corey are referring to.  As Gary states, quality and craftmanship are important to not only long term durability, but also actual performance of the bag when you are using it and need it - a $20 to $30 dollar savings may not result in a consistent, comfortable night's rest when you need it most.  Spread those few dollars over the course of a couple of weekend trips and it is very modest for a better product.

NOTE: Not all of the Coleman products use brushed COTTON Liners, instead they used brushed POLYESTER which can be less comfortable than cotton.

https://www.big5sportinggoods.com/store/details/Coleman+Mountain-Ridge-6-lb.-Sleeping-Bag/0720101785014/_/A-3151271   

I have long been a fan of the premium Slumberjack and premium Bass Pro Shop canvas shell sleeping bags for colder weather car camping.  As BPS and Cabella have merged, their combined assortment has been trimmed to avoid duplication.  Here are a couple of currently available suggestions that I am eyeing:

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops-eclipse-hercules-10-oversized-rectangular-sleeping-bag-with-hood

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/Rogue-Expedition-Bitterroot-0-Rectangular-Sleeping-Bag 

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/slumberjack-big-timber-pro-0deg-sleeping-bag-16sjkabgtmbrpr0lncsl/16sjkabgtmbrpr0lncsl

Although a bag rated to 20 F should be adequate, a bag rated to 0 F will ensure more warmth and comfort at sub Freezing temps.  a MINUS -20 F bag will likely be waaaaay too uncomfortably warm/hot on most non-sub Freezing temp nights during most of the summer.

Hope this is helpful to your search.  Please let us know whatever it is that you end up getting. 

All the best, P A C


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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek this weekend
« Last post by Gary C. on August 07, 2018, 08:35:35 AM »
I'm so jealous
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Eastern Sierra Forum / Rock Creek this weekend
« Last post by Corey Baer on August 07, 2018, 07:21:07 AM »
Headed up to Rock Creek this weekend not sure what campground it's wherever we find a spot :tent: planning on hiking little lakes on Saturday and hitting happy hour at the resort ... I need a grilled cheese  :clap: :clap:

Terry if you are on the board can you tell me how the weather, mosquitoes & smoke will be  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: 

I am excited  :camping:
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Anything Goes / Re: Sleeping Bag
« Last post by Corey Baer on August 07, 2018, 07:16:43 AM »
I car camp so weight of the bag does not matter My favorite are Coleman canvas bags with Flannel lining ,Big Five . My winter bag is a grizzly and it is amazing but to hot in the summer .
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Anything Goes / Re: Sleeping Bag
« Last post by Gary C. on August 07, 2018, 02:15:12 AM »
I just bought a Western Mountaineering down mummy bag this year for backpacking and have to admit it's awesome. I would think that it's too much money for someone just getting back into camping after 4yrs though. When I wanted new bags for the wife and I to use car camping a few years ago I went old school and have been very glad that I did. I went to either Sports Chalet or Big 5 and bought a couple of big heavy brown canvas bags with red flannel lining. They are big and wide and weigh something like 12lbs. They are thick and warm and the flannel is Sooo Comfy!! It's heaven on a chilly night.  I don't even know the Mfg but they are a cheap generic brand and I wish that I would have went with something  like Coleman or a little better quality.
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Anything Goes / Re: Sleeping Bag
« Last post by TEX on August 06, 2018, 12:18:27 PM »
Western Mountaineering. Hands down the best. Expensive but it's an investment. I've had mine 6yrs.... My last bag to buy,  Also have a Enlightend Equipment quilt also 20* great value too
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Anything Goes / Sleeping Bag
« Last post by Mr. Magoo on August 06, 2018, 08:54:33 AM »
I haven't been camping in 4 years
Hoping to go camping at Rock Creek in September.
Been taking care of my Dad.
He now in a Senior Living home.
I need to get a new sleeping bag.
Does anyone have suggestion what sleeping bag?
 :tent:


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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Half moon pass
« Last post by TEX on August 05, 2018, 06:46:57 AM »
What attachment?
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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« Last post by wshawkins on August 04, 2018, 06:18:07 AM »
Little Lakes Valley


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