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Experiments
Thanks for that. I'm actually about half way through the PCT right now, looking to do a bit more running throughout the day. I still run occasionally right now but my frameless, hipbelt free...

In GEAR » UD Fastpack 30 question
June 29, 6:22pm

UD Fastpack 30 question
Hey all, I hope one of you has a Ultimate Direction Fastpack 30 and could answer some questions for me before I buy one. I've got the 20 already and I am trying to figure out what some of th...

In GEAR » UD Fastpack 30 question
June 27, 12:11pm

Re: "Valley Uprising"
Jeffrey, mountaineering is not the same as the variety of rock climbing we are talking about here. I am guessing you're talking about high altitude mountaineering books, where the risk calcula...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
May 02, 5:39pm

Re: "Valley Uprising"
> I suggested that lots of young men will ape Honnold's tactics with tragic results. I don't want to really dive into the argument for or against soloing, but plenty of climbers free ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
April 26, 8:59pm

Re: Valley Uprising
> Free climbing by the likes of Alex Honnold make my stomach turn You mean free soloing. Free climbing just means not aid climbing. Most climbing you've ever seen anyone do is free climbi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
April 26, 3:43pm

Re: I agree with Peter
I also agree with Peter, and I don't know if there is anyone more qualified on BPL to weigh in one single day unsupported runs. I've been able to fit everything I needed in an AK vest for e...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 56Km Race Plan
April 06, 12:19pm

Re: Re: Clothing
I think you should just check the weather forecast for the South Rim before your trip and decide. The South Rim is at 7,200' so it might be a bit cold waiting around in the morning for the shut...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 11:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
I went there a couple days after a big snowstorm. I broke trail in two feet of snow on the North Rim between 7,200' and 8,200'. It took me 50 minutes to do the final mile to the rim, with a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 10:00am

Re: Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
Hey Rick, I did R2R2R a couple weeks ago in a day. I think you've got a pretty good plan, but if you have any questions about the area I might be able to answer them. For water, wade your...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 9:37am

Damnation
Glen Canyon pre-damming is featured prominently in the Patagonia documentary, Damnation. It's on Netflix last time I checked. http://damnationfilm.com/

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Glen Canyon: The Place No One Knew
March 24, 10:15am

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