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Re: Re: N. Lake via Lamarck
I went over Lamarck 3 years ago from the east side. In fact that was my first ever backpacking trip! I echo what others have said in that it is not especially difficult to find, but from the west i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help me plan a loop in Evolution area
August 26, 1:55pm

Re: Hiking Sierra's: newbie confused with the permit system
Since you will be hiking along the PCT, why not get your permit through the PCTA? Echo Lake is at PCT Mile ~1103, Walker Pass/Onyx is at ~643. So about 460 Miles. The PCTA states that for a single...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hiking Sierra's: newbie confused with the permit system
August 17, 5:07pm

Re: Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
I just had hip surgery... so I am out for the season. However, here are some pics from my trip last week to Yosemite.

In Photo Gallery » Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
June 13, 2:41am

Re: Re: Re: Emigrant
Bob, must have just missed you! My dad and I did the Rancheria Falls-Lake Vernon loop out of Hetch Hetchy starting 5/21. We saw two rattlers. One about 25 yards after the tunnel and another near Tl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the sierras already, or too early?
May 25, 10:48am

Re: Some Observations about Height and (light)Weight
This was a fun thread that I bookmarked a while back, especially Dean's Pack Weight Index: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some Observations about Height and (light)Weight
May 08, 6:47pm

Re: Home on the Highway . . .
I have been following along as well. Your trip has got me looking at Expedition Portal and all that goes along with it. I don't need another hobby! It would be an expensive one for me as I don&...

In Other Activities » Home on the Highway - San Francisco to Ushuaia, Argentina in an 87 4Runner
May 02, 12:19am

Re: Kudos to Tim Marshall
I would love to see pictures!

In GEAR » Kudos to Tim Marshall
April 30, 10:09pm

Re: Gear List for 4 day hike this May in San Bernardino Mts and 6 Days Rae Lakes in July
I'm no expert but here is my opinion. Without spending any money you could drop these items: Extra Boxers: 3 oz Camp shoes: 14 oz Hydration System/Nalgene: 12.5 oz. Add a gatorade bottle a...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for 4 day hike this May in San Bernardino Mts and 6 Days Rae Lakes in July
March 11, 2:40pm

Re: denatured alcohol storage and JMT
I am pretty sure VVR and MTR sell alcohol by the ounce. But I am sure someone will come on here with a definitive answer.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » denatured alcohol storage and JMT
February 26, 6:50pm

Re: Padding for the Circuit
I fold my thermarest prolite regular in half, then half again and place it against my back in the circuit. Don't really think the extra padding is needed, but it works fine. As per bear can...

In Gear Lists » 2012 PCT list
February 03, 9:06pm

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