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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT"
For sure bikes erode trails far more than hikers. It's obvious if you hike on trails open to bikers. (Of course, the composition of the trail effects the degree of erosion.) I've often r...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 7:35pm

"Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras"
I've taken to calling the trail from the top of Nevada Falls to Merced Lake 'rattlesnake alley'. Certain years seem worse than others, although maybe it's just the luck of the draw....

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
November 06, 1:31pm

"Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?"
I've spent a lot of time on parts of the TRT; and I've hiked part, but not all, of the Wonderland. Hands down, the Wonderland is more spectacular, imo. And this is from someone who really l...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?
November 04, 6:44pm

"Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like"
When for an extended time I can't do major adventures, or even three day hikes, I find some small thing that I can look forward to each day. For me, it's a question of finding something oth...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 30, 8:09pm

Was thinking of LYV to Merced lake...but not sure how safe that would be? Any avalanche danger?
Getting to the top of Nevada Falls may present some danger; I've only done it in the early spring. but people go up here in winter all the time. Otherwise, there's potential avalanche dang...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 30, 3:40pm

"Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant"
Lake Tahoe has lots of winter hike options. If things get crappy you can rent a cheap motel room and go out for beers and dinner.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 29, 11:20pm

"Failing #3 Zippers?"
I really like the Fly Creek UL1 tent--except for the zippers. They've failed on me as well, several times. And yes, I've babied them. I wish Big Agnes would upgrade to a number five or more...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 30, 10:57pm

"Polycro Bathtub!"
Kathleen: Nice! I'll remember this. Especially as I just experienced a small creek of rain water and hail flowing under my tent during a seven hour thunderstorm. Polycryo: it's made out ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Bathtub!
September 29, 10:27am

"Eastern Sierra Gear Choice"
I'm heading up near Banner/ritter on the 18th. Like you I have 30 and 15 degree bags. I'll bring both bags in my car to the trailhead, and then check the weather forecast. My 30 degree bag ...

In GEAR » Eastern Sierra Gear Choice
September 07, 1:43pm

"Calling out ankle woes sufferers"
Yes I've used a bosu ball for years: one legged stands. My left foot is weird due to a childhood operation. The bosu ball definitely helps, but be warned, it's slow going! At least for me...

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 03, 10:04am

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm