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  1. Brian R
    Brian R May 20, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Thanks, Ray. How much does an unmauled 5th edition weigh?

  2. Jack
    Jack May 20, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Well since we’re going North I guess I can live with it until next year when we’re going South. Yeah I’m going to leave about half the 4th edition at home…hello Mr Boxcutter. I’m also highlighting place names for easier navigation information. The book is a little heavy on the flora descriptions…and this from a guy who wouldn’t consider a trip into the Sierras without Law’s Field Guide.
    All that aside, I’ve gleaned a lot of info from the 4th edition and recommend the 5th sight unseen to anyone considering the JMT journey.
    Cheers, jc

  3. Bill
    Bill May 20, 2014 at 7:00 am

    My 5th edition is due to arrive today. I’ll weigh it. The 4th was over 12 oz which is way to heavy for me (trying to go under 10lbs base weight). Thanks for the right up ray!
    -Bill

  4. Byron Nevins
    Byron Nevins May 20, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I carried the previous edition at all times on the trail on my Kindle in my front pocket. In fact I had a hundred pounds of books and paperwork in that 6 oz device!

  5. Bill
    Bill May 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

    5th Ed weighs in at 12.3 oz unmutilated. 4th ed was slightly more at 12.5 oz. Now I better get reading!

  6. Gary P
    Gary P May 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I think this will be an improvement over the last book. I have that and didn’t care for the thickness of it. I also like that it will be modernized as well.

  7. Paul Fretheim
    Paul Fretheim May 20, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Sounds great! I mostly buy Kindle editions, so I hope that version comes out soon. I’m driving Lizzy and her husband in June and I hope I can have read her book before that . ..

  8. Chad
    Chad May 21, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Took a little convincing but I just ordered the 5th edition from Amazon. With prime shipping and my “settlement” discount it was 11.99.

  9. kim
    kim May 23, 2014 at 6:27 am

    When will the electronic version be available, do you know?

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