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How the heck!
You took those night shots with the RX100?

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT 2015
August 27, 1:05pm

Arcteryx palisade
Best pants I've ever owned. Light, quick drying, and durable as heck. Expensive, but at least they last long enough to justify it.

In GEAR » What'are your top 5 hiking pants?
August 20, 9:53am

+1 platy
Never had any issues with my platypuses except once a fire ember landed on it and melted a good sized hole. A single patch of duct tape fixed it for the rest of the trip. No leaks at all. Made ...

In GEAR » Advice on water resevoirs?
August 16, 1:46am

Chameece favorite fleece hat is the montbell Chameece one with ear covers. ~1 oz. Looks like it's no longer available.

In GEAR » Lightweight merino / fleece beanie hat?
August 15, 5:06pm

Not to derail this thread too much, but this Hanchor Marble pack intrigues me. Can it fit a Bearikade weekender? Can anyone speak to quality, durability, etc?

In GEAR » 30-35lbs: Circuit or Mariposa?
August 05, 5:27pm

I used the regular sawyer squeeze when I was in Alaska. The glacial water looked like watery milk. I had to backflush every 4-5 liters or so....but it worked.

In GEAR » Filtering glacial lakes water
August 04, 1:54pm

Manufacturers with no weights listed?
I find myself avoiding brands like Terramar and Columbia because they don't list the product weights on their website. some of their products seem pretty cool. This is a desperate...

In GEAR » Manufacturers with no weights listed?
August 04, 4:01am

Some mornings I love hot coffee....but for times like when I was packing up at 4am at guitar lake to head for Whitney....I sucked down some caffeinated Gu energy gel. Didn't taste great...but ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine pills instead of coffee?
August 02, 12:24am

Happy about the palisade getting the back pocket back. Not on their website yet...hopefully soon.

In GEAR » new for 2016
August 02, 12:15am

Just tried it...
I literally just licked/chewed on my hoody.... Didn't taste sweet at all. My tongue does feel a little cooling sensation though. Like mint....but without the mint flavor. Weird. Maybe tha...

In GEAR » How to use sun hoody in a layering system
August 01, 11:50pm

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