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Arapaho pass - Devil's Thumb pass loop: passable?
Per the Boulder ranger district, Arapaho pass was not doable due to snow as of July 2. Does anyone know if by July 20-21 it should be OK? Is this a tricky pass to negotiate? PMags--PM sent.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Arapaho pass - Devil's Thumb pass loop: passable?
July 16, 3:41pm

Arc Blast question - how to reassemble frame?
Just got my Arc Blast back from ZPacks with some modifications. I had removed the vertical stays before shipping. Can someone tell me if the vertical stays slide in ON TOP of the horizontal bars ...

In GEAR » Arc Blast question - how to reassemble frame?
July 03, 9:53pm

Gram cracker stove
Yeah, it's a great stove. That's the one I use, along with the Sidewinder setup. Hard to beat.

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
July 03, 10:38am

Re: Re: Ultralight luxuries
Hah! For Tony a 1.5 oz pillow is a luxury. I'm ashamed to admit that my WM Cloudrest weighs in around 4.1 oz. I've been searching for a better solution, but nothing beats a down pillow f...

In GEAR » Ultralight luxuries
July 03, 9:37am

Re: 4 g Esbit tablets
I don't know if it's just me, or the conditions under which I tested them, but I seem to find the 4 g tablets less fuel efficient than the 14 g variety. On a recent trip, I ended up runnin...

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
July 03, 9:33am

SUL cordage?
I'm tempted to pick up the A-pod from Suluk46 for my camera. Basically, it turns your trekking pole into a tripod by inverting it and staking it out with 3 stakes. You'd need 3 lengths of...

In GEAR » SUL cordage?
July 02, 12:27pm

Re: Re: Where to buy hiking clothing for young children?
Hmm...I tried Walmart the other day but no luck. Maybe I'll have to look a bit closer. The only nylon/synthetic stuff I saw was swimwear. But again, we live in hot and humid Houston--far awa...

In GEAR » Where to buy hiking clothing for young children?
July 01, 8:19pm

Where to buy hiking clothing for young children?
My daughter will be turning four at the end of this month. Looking online and locally, I simply cannot find synthetic socks and pants to fit her for the backcountry. Everything is cotton. We wil...

In GEAR » Where to buy hiking clothing for young children?
July 01, 8:14pm

Re: A-Pod
This looks interesting, but one thing they fail to mention is the weight / nuisance of the extra length of 1 mm or 1.25 Z-line. And then you have to haul out your stakes... The best thing I'...

In GEAR » Camera X-pod solution?
June 30, 10:23pm

UA Base 1.0 leggings
Here's a link to the product in question: http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=21831386

In GEAR » Baselayer question: How tight is too tight?
June 27, 3:26pm

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