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Patagonia ultralight down hoody experiences
Currently looking to replace a 5+ year old Montbell UL Down Parka. While I might just replace with a new one of the same model, also looking at other options including the Patagonia UL hoody. Their...

In GEAR » Patagonia ultralight down hoody experiences
January 30, 11:43am

RE: PCT thru
@Scott – roger all that. Good suggestion re: shipping the R1. My other thought along those lines is to swap out the parka and the R1 for a slightly warmer puffy altogether (Alpine Light). Good e...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 05, 5:49am

Roger that.
Compass stays in for sure, Seth. I have a similar one from Suunto (compass + thermometer) that comes with me no matter how short of a hike I'm on. Being self contained is also the biggest drive...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 03, 6:47pm

Thanks all!
Thanks both for your replies! @Andy – yep! Need all / most of that for sure. Maps is the biggest thing I'm undecided on right now. I've never /not/ carried physical maps (or something...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 03, 6:38pm

PCT thru
Hey all. Still dialing in a few details, but this is my currently planned list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aij1omsc78P5dGhxcE9TQ0hGVDNpOFVNdGFucU1ITFE&usp=sharing A few ...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 03, 6:25am

Palmetto Trail – water sources?
I'm currently toying with spending a week on the Palmetto Trail in early December, starting at the Awendaw Passage and working up to Columbia. I've done day hikes on the Awendaw Passage and...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Palmetto Trail – water sources?
October 31, 5:51am

Recommend a 3 day section on the Foothills Trail?
Hi all, Looking at taking a long weekend soon and trying out a section of the FHT. Never spent much time on it except the AT intersection and a few day hikes out of Table Rock. Was thinking of s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommend a 3 day section on the Foothills Trail?
April 27, 12:45pm

Agree
I did a mid March start and used the following layering system: * Icebreaker 150 weight short sleeve crew * Icebreaker 260 weight long sleeve crew * Montbell UL Down Parka * Rab Momentum ...

In Gear Lists » AT (March departure) layering system question
January 12, 11:06am

Thanks all
Thanks, all! Making the following adjustments: * Tent out * Caribou in; Ultralite out * Second mini bic out * Pack towel trimmed down to 1oz * Compass out * Deet out RE: some of t...

In Gear Lists » Smokies in September list
August 31, 5:48pm

Smokies in September list
Heading to the smokies (Fontana -> Davenport) in early September and could use some feedback on the below list: Pack Osprey Atmos 65 - 55 Trash compactor bag - 2 Subtotal - 57 Clothing...

In Gear Lists » Smokies in September list
August 31, 6:32am

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