Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Carpenter Benchmark- Highest Point in Sacramento County

On Sunday, October 3, my 12 year old and I joined a Sacramento Hiking Meetup to the highest point in Sacramento County, the Carpenter Benchmark (828 feet above sea level). The leader of the hike planned a route that included million dollar views as we walked the streets of million dollar houses in Folsom. 

One member of the hike published this Google Earth look at the route.

Hikers on their way to the top, next to cell towers

A view at sunset with downtown Sacramento on the horizon.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My Review of Marmot Titan Backpacking Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season

Originally submitted at Sierra Trading Post

Closeouts . Ventilation, ventilation, and more ventilation. Marmot's Titan backpacking tent is mostly mesh under the weatherproof fly, to keep you exceptionally cool in hot weather and eliminate tent condensation when the mercury drops. Its light weight makes it perfect for casual weekend backp...

A great buy

By digihiker from Sacramento on 10/3/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Easy To Set Up

Best Uses: Backyard, Car Camping, Backpacking

Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational

What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist

Was this a gift?: No

This was a great buy. I saved a couple hundred bucks compared to Marmot's Limelight model. The main difference is that the body of the tent is netting, much like Big Agnes Seed Tent. Unlike the Limelight, this model does not include a footprint or gear loft. I bought a Tyvek sheet for a footprint. Quick and easy to set up.