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Postby eddysnake » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:16 am

Planning a camping trip in Colorado and I need to get new sleeping bags for the kids. I hate to buy a kids bag size when they'll probably outgrow them in a few years. Do you see any issues getting adult sizes for them now? I realize they'll be swimming in them and probably won't stay as warm?

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Postby meow » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:18 am

Two kids per bag. You'll only need, what, like 8 or 9 bags then, no?

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Postby eddysnake » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:22 am

Two kids per bag. You'll only need, what, like 8 or 9 bags then, no?
my initial thought was just wrap everyone in a tarp to make a kid burrito.

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Postby dodint » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:37 am

I just bought a 10x10ft EZ-Up and a tent that's made specifically for it. It's awesome in that I can get a 5x8ft air mattress in there no problem. But when I was using it I realized it's going to be hard as hell to keep it warm in the winter given the volume of air in there. The pyramid ceiling is like 8 feet high.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:49 am

Planning a camping trip in Colorado and I need to get new sleeping bags for the kids. I hate to buy a kids bag size when they'll probably outgrow them in a few years. Do you see any issues getting adult sizes for them now? I realize they'll be swimming in them and probably won't stay as warm?
The ones we bought for our kids were kid sized, but they were still too big for them. Your kids are older I believe, so perhaps going with the adult size won't be such a bad idea. Besides, you could always layer them up with clothes if you think they'll get cold.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:03 pm

going to greenwood state park to camp for 4th of july weekend. pros: ill be camping during the most American weekend of the year cons: ill be within a half hour drive of university park, pa

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Postby dodint » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:19 pm

I was really spoiled in Wisconsin in that I lived in a town that was connected to the statewide rails to trail system. Do we have anything like that here in western PA? I like the idea of trail riding but want to minimize dealing with roads and traffic.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:25 pm

not sure if serious

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:27 pm

not sure if serious
Yeah, there are an absolute ton of rail trail opportunities in Western PA. I really want to do the one from DC To Pittsburgh some day.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:33 pm

The one I used to ride on when I was a kid in Armbrust/United/Mt. Pleasant etc ran through private property and has since been overtaken by nature. Some of the other trails I looked at used a considerable amount of roadway to connect to parts of the trail. Other than crossings, the one I used to use in WI had no roadway intrusion.

I'll look around on Google.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:51 pm

The five star trail in Greensburg is still going strong but it isn't a long trail.

The Westmoreland county heritage trail has made a lot of progress in the past few years

i don't know a lot about the Montour and panhandle trails but they seem to be popular with people in the west/south. same with the one that runs along the allgheny across from freeport

and obviously the yough river trail/great Allegheny passage is legit

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:13 pm

The Freeport to Butler trail is nice. Not as scenic as the GAP, but much less traffic

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Postby Ad@m » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:12 pm

I was really spoiled in Wisconsin in that I lived in a town that was connected to the statewide rails to trail system. Do we have anything like that here in western PA? I like the idea of trail riding but want to minimize dealing with roads and traffic.

https://www.gaptrail.org/

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Postby Willie Kool » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:42 pm

A pretty nice rail trail if you wanted to head north:

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/penn ... iver-trail

And a great, paved, little more challenging than a rail trail, ride around Lake Wilhelm:

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/penn ... helm-trail

We mostly ride singletrack. Wilhelm is the only paved trail we've found with a couple pretty decent climbs.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:15 pm

I'm on the Yough River Trail and can give you any info you need on it. As someone mentioned it's part of the great Allegheny passage.

A branch of it is the sheepskin trail and another branch the Coal and Coke trail. Pretty sure you can go from at least Greensburg to ohiopyle (and beyond) almost exclusively on trails.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:19 pm

Love the AllTrails app Willie Kool. Used it on our trip to Quebec and found some amazing trails.

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Postby mac5155 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:37 pm

There is a video circulating around the Facebook of a group of rafters heading over ohiopyle falls the other day. The river was absolutely raging. They are so lucky to be alive.

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Postby mac5155 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:01 am

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:54 pm

There is a video circulating around the Facebook of a group of rafters heading over ohiopyle falls the other day. The river was absolutely raging. They are so lucky to be alive.
A group of us did a guided tour with the Laurel Highlands company and had an absolute blast about five years ago. It was a torrential downpour on the river and that made it even more fun. That said, I cannot imagine renting a raft and going out unguided when the river is raging like that. Idiots. At least they all had life jackets on.

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Postby mac5155 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:22 pm

Yeah that river is probably 5 feet swollen further than it should be. We had a TON of rain here on Thursday and Friday. And they usually let water out of the damn on Fridays to prepare for the weekend boating sessions.

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Postby eddysnake » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:18 am

need new hiking shoes, waterproof or not? what say ye?

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Postby LITT » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 am

that boat was unguided? plant/grow

why would you not get waterproof shoes?

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Postby eddysnake » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:28 am

Source of the post why would you not get waterproof shoes?
they can be pretty hot and unbreathable during the summer, but then again weather in western pa is basically rainy spring for 7 months now

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:17 pm

Imo, waterproof is best for hiking in the snow.

I have a pair of waterproof boots that I use in the snow, and use my Keen safety boots for all other weather.

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Postby Willie Kool » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:29 pm

My Keen Braddock steel toes are waterproof...

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