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Re: Alt CDT Route
According to the CT facebook page, the CDT detour was detailed by a Forest Service field ranger familiar with the area and conditions. Depending on where you want to rejoin the CT, conditions may v...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CT trail conditions
June 19, 9:35pm

West Side
Also consider starting from the West side of the wilderness area. Excepting holiday weekends, I haven't found either side to particularly crowded. I just prefer the west side because it is more...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Indian Peaks Wilderness Weekend
June 19, 1:20pm

Masochist 1
I have a pair of the original masochists, and I've tried on some of the masochist 2s. I think the only real difference is the construction of the rock plate. Where the originals have a distinct...

In GEAR » Montrail Mountain Masochist 2, Any good for off trail
June 11, 7:38pm

Alternative CDT route
They've also posted this up on their facebook page: "Detour around CT Seg 12 using CDT but returning to CT at first 'south of blowdown impasse' opportunity. Twin Lakes, CDT: Hop...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CT trail conditions
June 09, 12:27pm

I've had one for a year or so, and I still really like it. It has been reliable and basically meets all my requirements for water purification in a relatively light, compact package. While ...

In GEAR » I returned my Steripen
May 18, 4:12pm

Re: Re: 20 - 30 mile loops in Colorado
I'm considering trying to do the LCW loop this weekend. Any insight into the trail conditions this time of year? The Rangers say the lake park trail has a lot of fallen trees. The guy in the re...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 20 - 30 mile loops in Colorado
May 18, 10:41am

synmat ul7
I picked up a synmat ul7 today to beat the tiny crowd and get a price adjustment later. I may end up getting more trekking poles too. My friend broke one of my last pair by falling on it :\ Besi...

In Gear Deals » REI Anniversary Sale - Up to 30% - Members Get Additional 20%
May 16, 7:55pm

Re: CT
Randy, I hadn't heard alcohol stoves were among those banned :\ I'm a little further north, and I called the Canyon Creeks ranger district a couple weeks ago about a trip I was taking....

In Gear Lists » Advice on CT Segment Hike
May 03, 7:31pm

REI annual sale
Don't forget that the REI annual sale will happen in the next couple weeks. They usually have good deals on all sorts of gear.

In Gear Deals » The next REI 20% Off coupon
May 03, 6:57pm

Re: Where can I buy Fizan Trekking Poles?
I don't think they're sold in the U.S. Their website lists no stateside distributors, and the review here also suggests they can't be bought here. I picked some up from http://www.ou...

In GEAR » Where can I buy Fizan Trekking Poles?
April 25, 8:39am

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