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*Mitts. But miss is funnier. April in southern Appalachia, I'm not to concerned about a neck seal, but take what makes you comfy. And have a great trip.

In Gear Lists » Clothing Critique: AT Thru - 4/3/15 start
November 22, 9:16pm

Clothing
I would probably leave the miss at home. I might leave the hood at home. I would leave the buff at home. You could use a Cap 4 on top inserted of fleece and lighter bottoms

In Gear Lists » Clothing Critique: AT Thru - 4/3/15 start
November 22, 6:11pm

Back on Track
I really LOVED your post. All of it. More young girls should learn this from someone.

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 3:45pm

Sequoia Family Hike, Mountain Home State Forest, 11-7-14
Great seeing all the mountain scenes. Even better seeing your beautiful family enjoying it they way they should.

In Post-Trip Reports » Sequoia Family Hike, Mountain Home State Forest, 11-7-14
November 20, 9:37am

Water Strategy
Fausto: Experience will fix your problem of carrying too much water, especially if you are paying attention to it. In an attempt to speed up the learning curve, its been my experience that, at ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 11:39am

The Big Kuna – A father and son adventure - Summer 2014
Great trip report. I suspect neither of you will ever forget it. I did a similar trip to Colorado with my 16 year old soccer player during his dead period. We had a great time. I hope to neve...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Big Kuna – A father and son adventure - Summer 2014
November 03, 4:32pm

Go big
I agree with Nick (I must be getting old) A big tarp really has a lot of advantages, especially if it rains.

In GEAR » 3 Tarps: Choose 1
October 24, 3:59pm

Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
I picked a cuben trailstar because it has the simplicity of a flat tarp (no zipper or fasteners to fail) and the stormworthiness of a mid (it sheds high wind and blowing rain well). I have not fou...

In GEAR » Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
October 22, 11:47am

AT trail in Smoky Mtns N.P. circa 1981
I walked the length of it last September. We had a very nice walk. There are areas with ruts but most places don't have that deep rut you mention. And its not paved. There are no reservatio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT trail in Smoky Mtns N.P. circa 1981
October 14, 2:05pm

WV
The color looks near perfect. I'm doing an AT trip in NC this weekend. I hope is half that colorful.

In Post-Trip Reports » Seneca Creek-Spruce Knob, WV, Oct 6-8
October 11, 2:33pm

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