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Exploring Yosemite with the Guys

Dave and Michael from Gossamer Gear took a trip out to Yosemite to test gear and to be with our friend Russ from Trail Designs.  We started our hike at Tuolumne Meadows , went along Lyell Canyon, up to Vogelsang, and then on back to Tuolumne Meadows. We all were using our Sidewinder Ti-Tri stove systems with Evernew Pots.  The combination of three fuels allowed us to cook in all conditions and not worry about taking a bunch of fuel with us.  We cooked with wood below the fire line and then a combination of alcohol or esbit above.  We also tested out some products that we are looking to carry at Gossamer Gear, along with just getting some good trail time with our Gorillas, Ones and LT4s.  You can see more pics at our photo gallery

2 Responses to Exploring Yosemite with the Guys

  1. Charles Ruefenacht October 18, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    I was under the impression that burning wood, even wood stoves, was not permited inside Yosemite. Has the Park Service modified their regulations (hopefully) or is my memory slipping?

    Great pictures!

    • Dave October 18, 2011 at 9:32 am #

      Actually burning wood is allowed in Yosemite in certain areas. They encourage you to use an existing fire ring. However, it is banned above 9600 feet. We did ask a ranger if we could burn wood in our stove. He said that was not allowed, even though it was contained. He thought that the smoke would send a signal to other campers that fires were OK above altitude. We complied and used esbit and alcohol above 9600′.

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