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Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
Good information and some helpful dates, tips, etc. for those of us not well versed on the intricacies of NPS trail permits. I have limited experience with trying to obtain permits in advance but ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
December 17, 4:09pm

Recommend a GTX lightweight boot?
They're not synthetic but I picked up a pair of the La Sportiva Boulder X Mids to try this winter for snowshoe/light crampon duty and a wintery hiking boot. Looks like they weigh about the s...

In GEAR » Recommend a GTX lightweight boot?
December 08, 5:43pm

Sespe Wilderness Water Levels
I haven't heard any recent info, but I wouldn't expect to find much, if any, before reaching Alder or Sespe Creeks. Even those creeks may just have isolated pools. I doubt there's muc...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sespe Wilderness Water Levels
December 08, 12:24pm

Nausea & Throwing Up
I don't know what the cause of your ailment is, but if you can't get solid foods down or digest them during exertion and you still want to get some calories in your system throughout the da...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nausea & Throwing Up
November 26, 7:52am

The Heart of Everything That Is
I read the book last winter and also greatly enjoyed it. Definitely felt the urge to go visit the areas chronicled in the book.

In Chaff » Anybody else read "The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend"?
November 25, 9:29pm

What are ou hoping Santa brings you?
Rain. We desperately need some rain here on the central and southern CA coasts. Besides that, all I need is some time off from work and home responsibilities to get out there for a few trips. ...

In GEAR » What Are You Hoping Santa Brings You This Christmas?
November 25, 7:39pm

flat tarp
I often use a 8.5 x 10 cuben flat tarp from Zpacks. I had some extra tie outs added to the perimeter and a couple mid-panel on each side. Lots of coverage and lots of flexibility in terms of pitc...

In GEAR » flat tarp
November 21, 9:38am

Trailstar Center Pole
I own carbon fiber center poles from both Seek Outside and Ruta Locura. Both weigh about 5 oz as I recall. Both work very well. The Ruta Locura pole uses a twist lock mechanism to set or adjus...

In GEAR » need suggestions for a trailstar center pole.
October 31, 9:07am

$1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
Many municipalities require and charge for film permits within their jurisdictions. Most have some form of a "reasonableness" test. An amateur or even professional photographer out shoo...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 26, 10:03am

Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
Looks like a Northern Pacific Rattlesnake. I was curious so I did a little reading about them on the CA Herpetology website... I had always assumed (maybe just based on my own experiences) th...

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
September 24, 2:17pm

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