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About Me Climbing Guide, Mayor of Indian Creek, and CEO of Virga Outdoors.

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Go frames!
When I designed and built my pack for the JMT and SHR, I included a frame. I would rather my whole kit weigh a pound more (up to 10 lbs from 9 lbs) for the comfort of having the load transferred to...

In GEAR » How many of you feel that a heavier framed pack carries light loads much better than a frameless?
January 22, 8:29am

Thanks All!
Here's the Trip Report! http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=85168

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SHR vs. JMT (opinions sought from those who have DONE BOTH).
December 11, 1:50pm

Sierra High Route/JMT Hybrid - August 2013 - A Backcountry Adventure
Preface: This past summer (August 3-17th), my fiancé and I spent two weeks hiking through the Sierras. Having done the John Muir Trail a couple years previously, I wanted something a little m...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route/JMT Hybrid - August 2013 - A Backcountry Adventure
December 11, 1:48pm

New Tie-Outs...!!!!
Virga Spectre. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Virga-Outdoors/126284534141590 More photos to be uploaded soon...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
July 27, 10:45pm

New Tie-out configuration...
It's not really a "problem" - tarps have been working just fine for years, and the numbers I used in my example, while mathematically correct, are probably a lot higher than any force...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
July 27, 12:40pm

Following up...
Thanks for the post Colin - I read the thread you referenced. Being that I'm a climber first, I'm well aware of how force is multiplied when the angle between "anchor points" i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
July 26, 8:46pm

Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
Background: I'm always interested in improving Virga's tarps and I've been giving some thought to the corner tieouts. Mainly asking the question "How can I distribute stress across...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
July 17, 8:43pm

Virga Outdoors
I recommend Virga Outdoors, but of course I'm biased :) ;) Here's my latest design (this one for myself)! http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_displa...

In GEAR » 2013 lightest 30-40F sleep options
February 21, 2:06pm

My latest ultralight quilt (Virga Outdoors)!
This is a quilt I made for myself for an upcoming hike of the Sierra High Route. M50 shell and lining, Cuben baffles, 900 fp down, half taper, footbox and collar snaps and drawcords with micro cord...

In Make Your Own Gear » My latest ultralight quilt (Virga Outdoors)!
February 21, 2:03pm

Our route...
I've taken many of these suggestions to heart and have put together a route for the summer. I'd love to share it if someone here can explain how to take something from Google Earth and post...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SHR vs. JMT (opinions sought from those who have DONE BOTH).
February 18, 2:16am

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