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Kalalau
I lived on Kauai many years ago & backpacked the Kalalau Trail numerous times. The Napali Coast & the hike is a magnificent, world-class hike. The only time I got into trouble was in Ja...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Napali Coast (Hawaii) in mid-December
November 24, 1:04pm

Alaska Ho!
Well, this is certainly very exciting! He's doing the Iditarod trail in reverse I guess right now. Thanks for the twitter link.

In Post-Trip Reports » Andrew Skurka's trip?
March 26, 4:27pm

Granite Gear Vapor Ki
Love this pack! My bear canister fits easily into my vapor ki, but I pack with a bear vault solo. A garcia should also fit. The great thing about the vapor ki is the waist band & suspension...

In GEAR » advice on woman's UL packs
August 30, 6:14pm

humbled Alaskan....!
I'm an local Alaskan hiker & backpacker humbled by your incredible journey across, up, down, around and through our neck of the woods. Absolutely amazing! And the coup de gras was the a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Alaska Four-Range: Kenai Peninsula, Fjords, Chugach, Talkeetna's
August 14, 9:27pm

Winner Creek
Have you checked out the Winner Creek trail extension up to the headwaters & then packraft down to 20 Mile as a possibility? Check out Roman Dial's packraft ideas: http://www.adn.com/...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Two months in Alaska - What would you do?
May 16, 4:35pm

Montbell sizing
I got my montbell down jacket on sale on the internet. Please note that at least with the women's sizes, the jackets run small. I am a small, but the medium fits me correctly. My friend is...

In GEAR » mont-bell jacket
October 12, 1:36pm

BA SL 1
I love my BA SL 1. It certainly has plenty of ventilation.

In GEAR » SD Velox vs. BA Seedhouse SL 1
June 09, 4:34pm

SL1 fast fly configuration
I used the fast fly configuration of my SL1- no rain, but we were on a windy ocean point and the wind whipping under kept me a bit cold even in my 20 degree bag in 35 degree weather here in Alaska.

In GEAR » Big Agnes SL series... fast-fly is useless!
June 05, 7:24pm

google gear lists
If you google gear lists of Iditarod Invitational there are some interesting blogs with suggestions: ie. http://www.npr.org/blogs/bryantpark/2008/01/down_time_snow_cyclist_seeks_s.html

In GEAR » Mini bivy for Alaska
May 26, 9:25pm

Iditarod Trail Invitational
I love this picture from the Iditarod Trail Invitational: http://www.alaskaultrasport.com/latest_news.html I'd give that friend a present of chocolate-covered espresso beans.

In GEAR » Mini bivy for Alaska
May 26, 9:16pm

All Reader Reviews by cat morris

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Granite Gear Vapor Ki
This is the women's version of the Vapor Trail. http://www.granitegear.com/products/backpacks/ultralight/vapor_ki/index.html For me it was love at first hike. The regular fits me like it wa...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
April 05, 1:26pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 F, 800 down
I have the women's phantom 32, used it outside in Alaska at 27 degrees & kept warm all night. The hood is a bit snug but I'll get used to that. I am so impressed with the pack size. How...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
April 05, 1:14pm

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
My Seedhouse SL1 has excellent interior space. I have plenty of room at the sides and bottom for my stuff. Headroom is excellent. The vestibule is tiny; however, I can fit my pack and boots. Lately, I...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
April 04, 8:10pm

REI Sub Kilo 15* Ladies Regular
My backpacking lady friends & I got the REI sub kilo 15 women's bag on sale at REI last spring for $140. After a Colorado Trail trip all of us noticed that we were loosing a lot of feather...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
April 04, 8:03pm