Sleeping Bag

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Bend123
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Sleeping Bag

Post by Bend123 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:42 pm

First timer, to arrive the week of July 17th for 4 days of hiking. Noting nighttime temps, wondering if it's better to pack our 30 degree sleeping bags or, instead, our fleece bags (lighter, more compact) in combination with sweatshirts for sleeping. Appreciate any advice.

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Re: Sleeping Bag

Post by Ingo » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:22 pm

I've seen low 40s in July by the lake (although 50ish more typically). I'd bring the 30 deg bags. There's no good forecast that's going to tell you what it's going to be where you're at, and the lake has a huge effect.


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Re: Sleeping Bag

Post by RockRiver » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:33 am

Always take the warmer sleeping bag to IR.


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Re: Sleeping Bag

Post by Redbad » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:49 am

Clear skies and a north wind can make it dip into the upper 30s to low 40s, especially on the north side, even in August. Bring the warmer bags or bring additional thermal layers and a wool hat and thick wool socks.


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Re: Sleeping Bag

Post by Bend123 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:43 pm

Super, thanks so much - full sleeping bags it is!

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