Skyline on Saturday, June 4

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Skyline on Saturday, June 4

Postby Wildhorse » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:05 am

Anyone planning to do Skyline this Saturday?
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Re: Skyline on Saturday, June 4

Postby mattytreks » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:47 am

I'll either be at SanG or Baldy this weekend, but the weather forecast is calling for some pretty high temps!

Whoever is doing Skyline, be safe and start early.
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Re: Skyline on Saturday, June 4

Postby 2600fromatari » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:21 am

Contemplating it! :-) Did the full Leatherneck from the visitor's center a few years ago in similar conditions with 6 liters of iced water. Not a single drop left at the end though.

P.S. I do not recommend it. It was blazing hot, even up "high".
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Re: Skyline on Saturday, June 4

Postby Hikin_Jim » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:28 am

Hey 2600, what watch is that? I lost my Suunto and need a new one. I'm wanting an altimeter function but not GPS.

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Re: Skyline on Saturday, June 4

Postby 2600fromatari » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:20 am

Hikin_Jim wrote:Hey 2600, what watch is that? I lost my Suunto and need a new one. I'm wanting an altimeter function but not GPS.

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Hi Jim,
It is the Suunto Core. This exact one:
http://www.amazon.com/Suunto-Core-Altim ... ge_o07_s00

http://www.suunto.com/en-US/Sports-Watc ... ollection/

The altimeter was okay, but not as precise as I'd hope for it to be. When that picture was taken, I know I was about 300 ft higher than the state elevation. Sometimes the elevation is within 10 ft and at other times it was several hundred feet off. Not a complete deal breaker, but I wish it was more precise.
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Re: Skyline on Saturday, June 4

Postby Hikin_Jim » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:30 am

2600fromatari wrote:It is the Suunto Core. This exact one:
http://www.amazon.com/Suunto-Core-Altim ... ge_o07_s00

http://www.suunto.com/en-US/Sports-Watc ... ollection/

The altimeter was okay, but not as precise as I'd hope for it to be. When that picture was taken, I know I was about 300 ft higher than the state elevation. Sometimes the elevation is within 10 ft and at other times it was several hundred feet off. Not a complete deal breaker, but I wish it was more precise.
Yeah, that's my experience too with my old Suunto Vector. I had to reset it every few hours whenever I'd hit a known point in order to keep it accurate. Air pressure does vary throughout the day, so I think this is normal.

Thanks for confirming which watch that is. The Core is the one I've been looking at. I would prefer all black, but it's $70 more for some reason. :roll:

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Re: Skyline on Saturday, June 4

Postby zippetydude » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:51 pm

Forecast: Low of 81, high of 114. Um, Cynthia, what is your opinion on this matter?

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Re: Skyline on Saturday, June 4

Postby Hikin_Jim » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:24 pm

114? No problem. I was tired of life anyway. :shock:

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Re: Skyline on Saturday, June 4

Postby Ed » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:40 pm

I think it is time for Cynthia's seasonal message.
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Re: Skyline on Saturday, June 4

Postby cynthia23 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:44 pm

Sorry dudes, I have been amiss on my 'rant' duty. Wildhorse, I have to believe you're messing with me a little bit. :)
Or, perhaps trying to get a conversation going on the subject? I'm fairly sure you aren't seriously going to go up Skyline this Saturday!! I sure hope not cause we need your lively commentary on this board, and if you aren't alive anymore, that's the end of that!

Ok. gonna post my rant now.
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