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"It took them a year to find his body." Just last month, it took 5 days for SAR to find & recover a body below Whitney. Who knows if the gentleman was still alive after his initial...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 19, 10:54am

Don't make this planning mistake
What did you think of Soldier? Did you come down the Langley shoulder to the upper lake and then wind through the keyhole to Miter? We're going back up for the 4th (fishing season opens 7/1)...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Don't make this planning mistake
June 19, 9:23am

Don't make this planning mistake
Hey Bob, did you see any Bighorn sheep over by Langley? Sorry for running off like that, but I wanted to get down off Whitney before the snow/hail really started. LOL If that wasn't you o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Don't make this planning mistake
June 18, 5:45pm

New Balance alternatives?
I've been a devotee of the NB minimus trail product line for a few years now. Typically, whenever I've gotten a new shoe, like the MT110 or MT1010, it becomes both my jogging* and hiking sh...

In GEAR » New Balance alternatives?
May 26, 10:56am

Not happy with my cook setups.
No wonder you're unhappy - cat stoves are a pain to light/manage, and the Litetrail (clone) looks less than stable. Like everyone else, I went through a couple of different iterations until ...

In GEAR » Not happy with my cook setups.
May 25, 11:57am

DEET
While DEET might not be that good for your skin, it's probably better than mosquito bites. Perhaps the more relevant issue is to determine how many days out of the year you're actually expo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » DEET
May 20, 5:09pm

Lifeguard straw hat
Well, I guess people get bored and have to do something to keep themselves entertained. I'd place the question of backpacking umbrellas in that category. On the other hand, there are people ...

In GEAR » OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!
May 15, 2:17pm

Why are osprey packs so popular?
For the same reason Chevy Suburbans are so popular - they've been designed to sell in a consumer marketplace that is no different than any other industrial product. The choice of design, col...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 11:16am

New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners Review
The MT1210 uses a UL-1 last. I've stuck with the NL-1 last through a progression of various models. The newest MT iteration is the 1010v2: http://www.newbalance.com/Minimus-1010v2-Trail/MT10...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners Review
September 18, 4:32pm

New Pacific Coast Trail Record
Yeah, but Beethoven's 9th is to be enjoyed, not endured. Same with these guys: http://www.molokai2oahu.com/. Why not take it slow & leisurely so as to do some fishing, or listen to music? {...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Pacific Coast Trail Record
August 07, 1:36pm

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