|My trekking pole (grey tape) and Matt's trekking pole (brown tape) with Cache Lake and Electric Peak in the background.|
More recently I wrapped a good strip around a pen and stashed it in the center console of the car. I was going to some concerts at the Gorge and wouldn't be bringing along my trekking poles. So, now we've got a little back up in the car, too. Just in case.
It's good to have a back-up plan.