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Valerie E (Wildtowner) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Grand Canyon State
About Me More "light" than ultralight, but I keep trying to balance my luxury at camp with the luxury of a lighter trail experience. Kind of a "good vs. evil" struggle, and I'm still not sure who's winning!

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RE: Cuben Ground = Sieve
Wow, that must be a very high price-per-night! Do you think a thicker cuben would've been more durable, or do you think that cuben is just not the right choice for a groundsheet that will last?

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 19, 4:13pm

Re: Exped UL7 Failure
I hope I'm not tempting fate here, but... I took my Exped Synmat UL7 MW on the JMT + sidetrips (a total of 20 nights), AND I used it as part of my pack frame during that time (which put lots...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 Failure and the REI Warranty - Kudos
September 18, 6:31pm

If No one Steps Up, maybe "Plan B"?
If you can't find a lift inside the park, consider accessing the trail via Buffalo Ranch Road (off of Rte 89A) -- that's why I was suggesting you contact the hotels on the AZ Strip. It'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon: North Rim to Point Imperial Ride ?
September 17, 2:36pm

RE: Trip suggestions needed for Quebec near St Laurent
Unless you mean Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, "St. Laurent" is a suburb in the NW area of the city of Montreal. The areas surrounding Montreal are really quite developed ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip suggestions needed for Quebec near St Laurent
September 17, 11:39am

Re: Grand Canyon: North Rim to Point Imperial Ride ?
Nankoweap is great fun! I've enjoyed two trips there, and boy, the trail is a lot easier now than it used to be. Here's a suggestion that might be worth a shot for your ride: Call up on...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon: North Rim to Point Imperial Ride ?
September 17, 11:10am

RE: Base-camp for Mt. Humphreys, AZ peak bag?
There are first-come-first-served car camping spots along the road up to the trailhead. Off-season, many of these spots would be available. Most people do Humphreys as a day hike, as the distanc...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Base-camp for Mt. Humphreys, AZ peak bag?
September 17, 11:04am

RE: Trip recommendations around Arizona in Mid October
I could come up with several recommendations for 3-4 day, no permit required trips in AZ, but none that would legally allow you to take your dog...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip recommendations around Arizona in Mid October
September 17, 10:54am

Variety
>> It's much more important imo to find what works (read palatable in the field) and is sustainable day after day. I agree with Ian's statement, above. We recently did the JMT, an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
September 16, 6:34pm

Re: somewhere...
Re: somewhere...someone is doing something amazing and not telling anyone about it: On a slightly more serious note, who was that guy running (yes, running; not jogging, but running) up the sout...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 12, 12:02pm

RE: Costco 100% merino wool shirts - ladies long sleeve v neck - $16.99
Thanks for posting this -- I bought a few, and will review them when I've gotten some wear on them.

In Gear Deals » Costco 100% merino wool shirts - ladies long sleeve v neck - $16.99
September 12, 11:28am

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