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Montbell
There are two versions of the Tachyon from MB: Tachyon Anorak - 1.9oz, hooded, half zip. Tachyon Jacket - 1.6oz, no hood, full zip. I have the Tachyon jacket but I would only bring it for ...

In GEAR » Really light wind shirts
December 09, 1:15pm

Paria
You should look into Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch. From Buckskin Gulch to Lee Pass is 50 miles of the best canyon terrain I think exists. It's so good, the next time I do it, I'm not ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recs for ~100 mile trip in southwest late March?
December 05, 12:47pm

Easy way`
I think this is way easier than it seems here. Halfmiles maps have a summary for mileage and elevation gain/loss at the beginning of that set of maps. Washington Section J - 74 miles Start - Hi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT Distance and Elevation Data for Washington?
December 05, 11:48am

Re: Re: Thoughts
I don't think you need the liner gloves or the rain kilt (but maybe pick it up in WA). Keep the windpants. Personally, if it's too hot to hike in a rain jacket, it's also too hot to hik...

In Gear Lists » PCT Rough Draft
December 01, 1:10pm

Thoughts
Seems to be some redundancy between the windshirt, windpants, rain jacket, rain kilt, liner goves, and rain gloves?

In Gear Lists » PCT Rough Draft
December 01, 8:49am

Intro
Seems like this is your first backpacking trip? Backpacking Light is an interesting place to post for your first trip since 1) you have to pay to post here and 2) the entire point of the website is...

In GEAR » Zion National Park Mid January Gear Help
November 15, 11:26pm

Eggplant
I don't own the vest but I do own two of their fleece jackets, a hat, and some socks. Melanzana is an awesome company making high quality, made in America stuff for cheaper than most. Their ...

In GEAR » Melanzana Hard Face Vest
November 15, 10:24am

Re: Re: Buff and Bugs
I use the UV Half Buff quite a bit, mostly to serve the purpose of a bandanna that a lot of people have. During the day I have it on my head as a sweatband. At night I pull it over my eyes for easy...

In Gear Lists » Even More PCT
November 14, 8:39pm

Buff and Bugs
What type is the Buff? If it's for warmth I'd ditch the warm hat. A wool buff can cover your eyes, nose, and neck if you want it to. Not sure what my JMT friend used, but he hiked in mid...

In Gear Lists » Even More PCT
November 14, 4:05pm

Re: Even More PCT
-The current GoLite sleeping bag doesn't exist ;) 22 degrees should be warm enough, but was that including both your down jacket and fleece? I think you could ditch your fleece and gloves by th...

In Gear Lists » Even More PCT
November 14, 3:03pm

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