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First Trip Report: Pemi West Loop
After a few years of day hiking, mountain "climbing", and fancy camping, I decided to give a real backpacking trip a go. I've been picking up gear over the past year or so, mostly use...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Trip Report: Pemi West Loop
August 27, 12:42pm

I survived!
I executed the above plan. It was a little ambitious mileagewise I think. It was rough going at times, but pushed through and got to where I was going. A great trip! I'll post details in the Po...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy one nighter in New England?
August 26, 7:44am

bump for adding a day and food input
I decided to stay a second night and half a third day. I'll be hiking for 8 hrs the first day, 8hrs the second, and 5 the third. I added food, but man is the weight adding up. Care to review...

In Gear Lists » First overnight, gear list!
August 22, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2 nighter
Eh, scratch the plan above. the southern half of the loop is 18 miles. I don't think i could hack that on day 3. EDIT: Ok got a plan. Day 1: Lafayette Campground up and around Garfield a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy one nighter in New England?
August 22, 4:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2 nighter
Ah, major bummer that Lincoln Woods is closed. By closed its like REALLY closed? How do the workers get to and from? :P Well i could do the same loop, just start and stop elsewhere. What is the ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy one nighter in New England?
August 22, 2:43pm

wait, baked goods?!
Ha, that's a great tip. I have a feeling I'll need to visit every hut I encounter now. It'd be pretty slick to plan a route and your packing to fully utilize what the huts have to of...

In Gear Lists » First overnight, gear list!
August 22, 1:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2 nighter
Hrmm well that could work. Start at the Lincoln Woods Trailhead and move counter clockwise to Guyot. Second day, go form there up the Twins and Garfield to the Garfield shelter. Looks like less...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy one nighter in New England?
August 22, 1:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 2 nighter
ooooo now this sounds interesting. Thanks a lot. What do you guesstimate the mileages per day to be? Looks like 10 or so? I'm ok with that, but prob wouldn't want to push too far beyond unl...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy one nighter in New England?
August 22, 11:54am

Re: Re: 2 nighter
Hrmm that's a lot of backtracking, i think i'd rather do the Franconia Ridge. I could do my original hike, but then stay overnight at the Lafayette Campground and then do a day hike out to ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy one nighter in New England?
August 22, 10:10am

Re: Re: Patagonia Sale - Ultralight Down Shirt clarification
If you chat (or call) with a sales rep on the Patagonia website, they can tell you all the differences between two model numbers. They must have a pretty good database in front of them, because the...

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Sale - Ultralight Down Shirt clarification
August 22, 7:01am

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