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About Me San Francisco native, but stuck in school in La Jolla
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Big Bend in December
I live in San Diego and dont recommend Anza Borrego or the Southern parts of the PCT. I worked as an outdoor guide for about 5 years (in the San Diego region) and its not that Anza Borrego is ba...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
October 26, 3:57pm

San Jacinto and Joshua Tree
I live in La Jolla. I was at San Jacinto about 3 weeks ago. If you are planning to Summit San Jacinto through the tram route, you have to pack your own water. The trip can be done in a weeke...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for first backpack trip with 7 year old (SoCal)?
June 03, 4:25pm

I have a Foretrex
I currently use a Foretrex 301. I love mine. That being said, if there are any Foretrex users feel free to correct me, but these are my opinions about the Foretrex. In regards to your origina...

In GEAR » Is a Garmin Foretrex going to do the job?
May 28, 7:04pm

Kind of in a Similar Situation
I currently work as a outdoor guide and thought about this track too. My situation isnt exactly the same, but take it with a grain of salt. I too, thought about getting my WEMT, but staying pred...

In Other Activities » WFR vs. WEMT
May 21, 9:51am

Minis
I too am rough on my stakes. In my experience, the minis are not long enough. I've had minis come out of the ground in some strong winds. I prefer the normal ground hogs. Although the...

In GEAR » msr mini groundhog stakes - durability?
May 08, 7:18pm

Folding Spork that will fit inside of a MSR Titan Kettle
I tried using the search function and tried the almighty Google, but no luck. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a folding utensil that will fit inside a MSR tea kettle. I currently us...

In GEAR » Folding Spork that will fit inside of a MSR Titan Kettle
April 20, 4:11pm

Bump
Bump, just to keep this valuable information at the top. Does anyone have any updates about alcohol stoves along the JMT?

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
April 20, 3:42pm

Foretrex 301
If you are unable to get a Garmin Geko. The 301 is not a bad option. I prefer the 301, because I only use a GPS just to double check my position, otherwise the extra features on the 401 may/may ...

In GEAR » Light GPS?
March 09, 12:50am

Big Bend
Big Bend, TX is a fantastic place

In Pre-Trip Planning » Spring Break!!!
March 06, 11:02pm

Stargazing
Something that I love to bring is a small stargazing guide. Although it is relatively "heavy", I find that the guide it super helpful in studying the constellations and stars. The ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 02, 5:47pm

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