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Snowshoes
I'd opt for the smallest snowshoes you can. Traction is at least equal to floatation in importance. The real question in my mind isn't how much snowshoe, but choosing between snowshoe, micr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 24, 4:40pm

Studded Shoes
I looked it up and the shoes in 2012 were the Salomon Spikecross. The problem manifested on harder ground. Dave might know the specifics. I took screws one year, but didn't encounter any sno...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
January 23, 11:54am

Studded Shoes
In the 2012 BMWO I think someone used studded shoes and had a negative outcome. I don't remember where I heard/read that, or the specifics, but the experience might give pause to the idea.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
January 22, 4:06pm

Re: The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander
I've read the book and keep meaning to suggest that chapter to Dave, but keep forgetting. I find it mildly amusing that Delta Force came up with this first, although travelling a bit slower, a ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
December 09, 2:00pm

Re: BMWO gear questions & more
Based on what I've seen, those cabins on the map won't be the three-sided Adirondack-type shelters like you see in some parts, although most have a covered porch that can be a welcome refug...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 14, 10:42am

Condition
I'll take another look when I get home, but those snowshoes have never touched dirt or rock, so they should look close to new.

In Gear Swap » Northerlite Elite QTR Snowshoes
September 30, 9:35am

Northerlite Elite QTR Snowshoes
For Sale: Red Northernlite Elites with the QTR binding. Maybe 12 miles use over last season. $200 OBO. Manufacturers data: http://www.northernlites.com/catalogc.cfm?catId=mens&it...

In Gear Swap » Northerlite Elite QTR Snowshoes
September 27, 1:55pm

My Origin Story As Well
I'm from Port Angeles, the principle town on the Olympic peninsula, and started out as a Scout as well, so this resonates with me a great deal. Those are great memories that still make me smile...

In Editor's Roundtable » Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)
August 06, 11:06am

2015 BMWO
That sounds.... cold! In the plus column: there wouldn't be the usual back-and-forth about whether to pack snowshoes.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
June 13, 3:13pm

Re: Re: APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
I'll be attending on all three days. Looking forward to my Montana fix, since I missed The Open.

In Packrafting » APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
June 09, 4:21pm

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