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A remembrance
David's post above reminded me of an incident on that early-May hike I was on. We went down the South Kaibab, spent the night at Bright Angel campground, and then spent a couple of days hik...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 10, 6:29pm

A Definite Maybe
If you're thinking of a one-day hike in late May, forget it. If you do the South Kaibab/Bright Angel Trail loop, that's 16.3 miles with about 4,300 feet of elevation gain on the way out, in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 10, 6:20pm

Strong enough is enough
Doug, I second what others say about the mildness of the Sierra Nevada. You won't experience enough of a storm to wet your sleeping bag while in your tent, and it would be sufficient to use...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 10:07pm

Grand Canyon update
On November 15 (see above) I said I was heading out to the Grand Canyon and that no snow was in the forecast. Ah, sometimes forecasts are wrong. I took the Tanner Trail, the easternmost on the S...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Options for winter in the south west US (without snow)
December 06, 5:55pm

Grand Canyon
Consider the Grand Canyon. Yes, it can have snow, but commonly the snow doesn't extend far below the rim. You may need crampons or micro-spikes for the top part of the trail, but you can cache ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Options for winter in the south west US (without snow)
November 15, 11:11pm

Re: re: "Is there a book on"
It depends on what one's time is worth. Shawn Bearden is a professor at Idaho State. I don't know what he or other professors at such an institution make, but, for ease of computation, let&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is there a book on
November 07, 8:19pm

Two suggestions
I doubt I'll ever go packrafting (I hike in southern and central California, where water is hard to find), but the video was nicely done. Congratulations. Two suggestions: There's no...

In Editor's Roundtable » Learn to Packraft! Episode 1: An Introduction to Packrafting
July 15, 8:05pm

Less => Fewer => Lesser
Well, you could get by with "No, I mean will the low snowpack result in LESSER mosquitoes?" if you use "lesser" in the old sense of "less important."

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CA Snowpack: 17%
May 04, 7:30pm

Re: Re: Mystery links between PCT hiker and mosquito populations?
No, you mean "will the low snowpack result in FEWER mosquitoes?"

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CA Snowpack: 17%
May 03, 8:24pm

Torte vs. Tort
I'm all for tort reform--I say this as an attorney--because the system is out of whack. On the other hand, I'm even more strongly in favor of torte reform. In my opinion, the best torte...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Idaho family sues USFS for $1M after tree hit son
April 12, 8:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Karl Keating

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Exped Downmat 7
Sorry to ruin the five-star party, but I had trouble with my pad. It developed a slow leak at a seam; this wasn't a matter of a puncture. I used the repair kit multiple times but wasn't able t...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 19, 9:11pm