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Re: Re: map error
Hey Michael, That may have been an Owen error, rather than the map being off. Looking at the map, I think it's possible that I may have taken a fork to the left toward the Beartown site-not 1...

In Post-Trip Reports » A week in the Weminuche Wilderness Sept. 2014
April 24, 9:16am

Patagonia Sale
I didn't look at anything except baselayers, since I was after more Capilene 2 stuff, but Patagonia actually has normal sizes in stock and a good variety of colors...while they last, I'm su...

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Sale
April 23, 10:10am

Re: Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
"The duomid did a good job keeping the rain out, the problem was condensation getting knocked loose by hard rainfall and falling on me. I felt a light spray all night." I put my rain jac...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 16, 10:06am

Re: Campsite pics
You folks out West have such gorgeous views! I had what I thought were a couple of decent campsites in CO and UT last year: Here in the Southeast, it's almost all tree cover, so t...

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
April 14, 3:12pm

Re: Re
"Would you say the palisade is a 20F quilt with additional layers or just baselayers?" That's going to vary by person and situation, so noone else can answer that question for you....

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
April 14, 2:07pm

Re: Re: Crossings
"With bruises on both knees and wet feet to boot, I hiked the last two miles with a severely bruised ego." *snicker* I got embarrassed like that last January. Hiking with a friend, and ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Crossings
April 14, 12:23pm

Re: Any real world benefit to Hydrophobic Down jackets? PNW BPL'ers please chime in
Average overnight humidity's about the same here as the PNW, and we get more annual rainfall(not precip-they get snow in the mountains that give their numbers a huge bump). While I have notic...

In GEAR » Any real world benefit to Hydrophobic Down jackets? PNW BPL'ers please chime in
April 14, 8:43am

Re: Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
"It means that it would be horrible pain to slither in feet first into a bivy/sleeping bag." Frankly, you're talking about a broken ankle, which is not an immobilizing injury, as ...

In GEAR » Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
April 14, 8:12am

Re: Re: ZPacks?
"ZPacks fleece mittens - 1.2 oz." "those would definitely work, funny no sizes though?????" Can anyone comment on this? I bought the MLD eVent rain mitts in size Medium, a...

In GEAR » does anyone make 100 weight mittens?
April 12, 7:42am

Re: new deadly disease threatens to end backpacking as we knew it
Sweet. Maybe I'll run into even less people this year! Seriously, yuck. I was never creeped out by the things until I go into a bunch of seed ticks a couple years ago. Now I refuse to wear s...

In Chaff » new deadly disease threatens to end backpacking as we knew it
April 10, 9:33am

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