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100 at 50!
Jen, 100 at 50 is a great goal! What I've done over the years for ultras, fastpacking, and hiking are to match the shoes to the conditions and my fitness level. For most people there's...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » pointless and random trail-running-vs-backpacking-shoe question
September 21, 8:20pm

I agree on the Helios. I've used them for ultras, and for fast packing where I knew there would be lots of talus or wet rock. They have a significantly wider toe box than a shoe like the Vert...

In GEAR » Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
April 06, 10:20pm

Bay Area Stores for Purchasing Trail Runners
The Bay Area (assuming your Bay Area location refers to the SF Bay Area not one of the others around the nation) has several stores that carry trail runners. Here are two that I'm familiar wit...

In GEAR » Purchasing trail runners (where to buy)
April 05, 11:01pm

Tahoe -Yosemite Stage Run
Peter - There's an interesting alternative if you have some friends willing to help: It's possible to run from Tahoe to Yosemite as a four-day (or longer) stage run. I did it 34 years ago,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tahoe - Yosemite Trail
November 18, 8:26pm

Re: Santa Cruz Mountains. Private land to public land trails
I'm interested. I've always been intrigued by that area, but never had a chance to explore it. I'm often available Fri-Mon for four-day adventures, or other days with more advanced not...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Santa Cruz Mountains. Private land to public land trails.
November 12, 3:56pm

Zion Traverse
I might be interested in joining you for the Zion traverse if that would be OK. It would be a nice change for me to have a spring adventure run to focus on. I've been mostly a lurker on BPL, bu...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
October 17, 11:51pm

Re: Lightweight Backpacking Shoes
A couple of friends and I just finished a three-day loop from Florence Lake to Evolution Valley, across from Wanda to Davis Lake, and down Goddard Canyon where we all wore lightweight trail running...

In GEAR » lightweight backpacking shoes
September 03, 11:10pm

Ultralight Trail Runners
After two years using Innov-8 212 for all my trail running and ultras, this year I switched to the La Sportiva Vertical K. They have a much larger toe box, have a climbing rubber sole like the 21...

In GEAR » What ultralight trail runners do you guys use?
August 23, 10:15pm

I'll take one, too.

In Gear Deals » CCF Pads; Coming Soon
July 31, 7:12pm

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