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Re: Newb intro's a great forum with tons of helpful advice and pretty cool people. I'm fairly recent myself and impressed with the folks here. In fact, that guy Justin who posted above me gav...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newb intro
October 17, 10:53am

Re: Re: Re: Re: High Sierra Trail
Amen. The way down from Whitney to the Portal sucks. After being up in the beautiful high country, slogging down talus and scree switch backs past a stream of unhappy day hikers and crowded camping...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt Whitney from the West
October 17, 10:47am

Photos Around Minarets
No personal experience of your spots, but in case it's of any help, I was up at Minaret Lake 9,800, Lake Cecile 10,239, Iceberg 9,774 on 10/06. I went over Nancy pass at 10,169 feet - no snow ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » snow conditions souther sierra?
October 08, 9:57pm

New solution
So this thread got me thinking because I definitely suffer from the same problem of the original poster. Previously I used a very light, very ventilated columbia boonie hat that was so light and fl...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
August 23, 12:11pm

Great post
Just saw this one...Man, you are singing my tune. Bald and sweat like a pig. I got the Sundays one and it is extremely effective but it's so lame and dorky looking that I just can't do it. ...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
August 22, 9:43pm

Re: Pack/Shirt
Hiya Folks. Thanks for the input and pics. First off, just to be clear - I have no interest in or background for doing anything with this in any way. I was just basically thinking out loud and thou...

In GEAR » Pack/Shirt
August 21, 10:07am

I'll admit this is not a fully baked idea and really it's more like rumination, but....I was thinking about backpacks. Light or heavy they all share the same basic design, which is essentia...

In GEAR » Pack/Shirt
August 21, 12:10am

Re: Trekking poles
Hi Erica...I'd just like to add that I have the REI powerlock carbon and I've been very happy with them. I'm a big guy and I've put a lot of stress and strain on them and they'v...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 20, 11:49pm

Re: Re: Sawyer Mini and Platypus Drink Big Zip
Hi Jesse. I have noticed almost no additional effort required to pull water through the inline set up. I put the filter about 6 to 8 inches from drink nozzle and it's been perfect. The only thi...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini and Platypus Drink Big Zip
April 06, 10:47am

Sawyer Mini and Platypus Drink Big Zip
Hiya Folks...A while ago I got a free Sawyer mini with the purchase of a ULA backpack. I'm am super impressed by the light weight and the fact that I can backflush the filter and reuse it. I sp...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini and Platypus Drink Big Zip
April 06, 12:27am

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