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alpacka sizing
i've had a yak and now have a llama. i'd say llama without a doubt. the yak was too small for me. i'm 6' 0" 175, 32 inch inseam for comparison.

In Packrafting » Choosing size for Alpacka rafts
March 19, 1:26pm

FreezeFest IX
disclaimer - it's not backpacking, or even light, but since it's offseason backpackin here, this is as good as it gets for new year's in the deserts of southern utah. video is here -...

In Post-Trip Reports » FreezeFest IX
January 04, 4:39pm

thanks for the comments all. camera gear list is this - (weights are from memory, don't have the scale close by) camera - panasonic gf1 - 11 ounces. lenses - panasonic 7-14, 20 1.7, 14-4...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Khumbu - Nepal
December 27, 12:20am

monsoon is pretty rough in the mountains. winter would be no problem, just cold. beautiful though

In Post-Trip Reports » Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary, Nepal
December 23, 6:00am

original red version
i have the original red version. no significant down leaks at all. for $40, i couldn't ask for more. spent the last 3 months with it wandering around Nepal, wore it almost daily, compressi...

In GEAR » Message to anybody with EB Downlight Sweater
December 21, 10:30pm

The Khumbu - Nepal
This TR is a long one! I tried to embed a few photos. For just the photo set, go to flickr here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/35831538@N00/sets/72157625511432067/ This is supposed to be “ea...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Khumbu - Nepal
December 21, 9:50am

shorter trip
Jane - you are welcome. Sounds like you've already seen some great parts of Nepal! I'd love to see Kanchenjunga. Maybe next time... JP - there are many shorter options. very common ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary, Nepal
December 20, 6:27pm

hi jane, i spent 26 days total out there, which is very slow by standard trekkers routines. however, i tended to travel fast and light, and get to a place and wait for good weather for photos. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary, Nepal
December 15, 7:25am

absolutely amazing. i'm in nepal right now, and we keep meeting "world trekkers," the folks who love international trekking. without hesitation, they all seem to recommend the hu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash
December 15, 7:10am

roads and flights
be hard pressed to call the road much more than a 4wd jeep road by american standards. many places aren't even wide enough to fit two passing vehicles. average speed is maybe 8 mph. we knew ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where would you go this winter (anywhere in the world)?
October 29, 6:54pm

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