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Fuzzy fleece?
I'm thinking I'd go with a thicker fleece like a hooded MH monkeyman, then a pair of 100wt fleece pants for warmth, and a sturdy old school rain parka and pants. Won't wet out if you&#...

In GEAR » Jackets for a survival course
February 12, 10:56am

Hex solo
Can't speak to the patrol shelter, but I took my hexamid solo plus through a pretty good wind/rain/lightening storm in the sierras. Was at about 11.5K ft with virtually no tree cover. Out of ...

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 12, 10:45am

Med
Forgot to mention that my Tachyon is a men's medium. ;)

In GEAR » another montbell tachyon fit and sizing question
February 08, 4:39pm

Tachyon
I have the non-hooded full zip Tachyon. I'm 5,10 and 165lbs, (pants size is 32x30...does that mean I have a 32" waist?) Tachyon fits me perfect. Has room to go over a 200wt fleece, bu...

In GEAR » another montbell tachyon fit and sizing question
February 08, 4:39pm

Tenaya Canyon
Don't worry...not too serious here, just curious. What's with all the Tenaya canyon warnings on the Yosemite maps? Is it that dangerous? Anyone been out there?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tenaya Canyon
February 03, 12:51am

Nice!
Man I love Zimmer packs... So many possibilities...I plan to order another soon.

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt pack
February 02, 11:59pm

Lawson Ti snow anchors
I like my Lawson Ti snow anchors. A bit pricey, but work well and lighter than the SMC's. I bring the bare minimum, and just use half buried snow shoes, ice axe, and/or snow claw to anchor th...

In GEAR » Recommend me a snow anchor and attachment device
February 02, 11:54pm

Real world test
Hey guys, I finally tested these out this weekend in Yosemite. The traction on them is actually pretty functional WHEN they stay on. I can't speak for all shoes...but I had them on a pair o...

In GEAR » Vargo's new 2015 4oz 10point crampons
February 02, 1:36am

Snow creek to Yosemite falls
Awesome. Thanks guys! Looks like it might snow tues...so hopefully someone here will have updates later in the week. Looks like I'll be hauling my snowshoes...thinking of braving my new...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
January 26, 1:01am

Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
Hey all, Thinking of doing a last minute trip this weekend. Day 1: up snow creek falls to north dome. Camp up there...good spots? Day 2: north dome to top of Yosemite falls. camp there. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
January 25, 5:11pm

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