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Catalina Trail
Rain is a definite possibility in late November. keep am eye on the forecast.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Catalina Trans-Trail
September 30, 9:17pm

Ian's comments are quite correct, but somehow entering a store and trying on shoes with the intent of not buying them there, but somewhere else - it just doesn't pass the "smell" ...

In Philosophy & Technique » REI
September 27, 10:07am

Western SD
Steophan really knows the area. I heartily agree with all his suggestions(although I believe the Hudson-Meng site is closed after Labor Day. Best to check. Another good choice is French Creek i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Western South Dakota & Surrounding Area?
September 12, 5:00pm

Korean hiking
In 1960, I was stationed in Korea, enjoying a lovely year abroad courtesy of the United States Army, First Cav Division. There was a nice rocky spire visible from the highway leading to our camp. ...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Korean gov pleads for hikers to slow down
September 12, 4:40pm

I suppose I am an REI fan. I have been a member for more than fifty years (5 digit membership number) and I remember them from days working in N. Arizona when they were the only realistic source f...

In Philosophy & Technique » REI
August 31, 9:00am

They are durable. I bought mine in 1982 and they are still in use, a characteristic of most of my Patagonia items

In GEAR » Alternative to Patagonia Baggies shorts
August 30, 6:43pm

scout fire
If you happen to have a carbide lamp and fuel for it, hunchup and light the lamp. Works great in caving situations, as should a candle...

In Philosophy & Technique » modern take on Scout fire and question on vapor barrier
April 18, 6:23pm

Cliff Collapse
Some years ago a lady using an NPS campsite at Keet Seel ruin in Navajo Nat'l Mon died from a minor rockfall, coming from very high up. Returning in my vehicle tracks at Canyon de Chelly, I h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
March 31, 8:56am
At best,the relationship between the weight of the gear carried and safety is indirect. What counts is your knowledge and skills. If you know what you are doing, and the conditions you will face,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 12, 11:23am

If I had just one rope, it would be dynamic, prob. around 10mm or so, maybe 11mm. You won't worry about either weight or cost on the first occasion when your tender body is entirely supported ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » rope recommendations
February 09, 1:55pm

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