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Re: Harriman SP in NY
Even if we're not going up there this weekend- thanks for reminding me about that place. I tried to go on a trip there once in the early spring when I was in the area a few years ago and made t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy overnight near Philadelphia?
September 26, 9:46am

Re: Overnighter Near Philly
Will do! The L-L loop seems to be one of the more popular hikes in PA, so I've been looking to do it for a while.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy overnight near Philadelphia?
September 24, 1:47pm

Re: Overnight Near Philly
Hi Kevin: Thanks for the offer. I talked to my friend, and we're going to do a loop out of World's End (which I could have sworn was more than three hours away from where we're start...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy overnight near Philadelphia?
September 24, 10:26am

Easy overnight near Philadelphia?
So, I had been planning on doing a weekend overnight with a buddy of mine who I'm trying to get back into backpacking. We had been planning on doing the Pinchot Trail (ca. 23-24 mi, apparently ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy overnight near Philadelphia?
September 23, 12:56pm

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Shirt arrived quickly and as described!

In Gear Swap » FS: Summer Cleanout - Clothing, Inov-8s, Rain Gear, Tyvek & More!
September 16, 3:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
I feel pretty comfortable about the durability of the Klymit fabric (especially since it spends most of its time snugly wrapped in Dyneema, but I'm not 100% convinced of the valve area- I'v...

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 10, 9:30am

Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
The Klymit pad definitely adds a good bit of support to the pack, and without it, the Exodus just turns into any other frameless pack (albeit with really cushy padding and load lifters). I have ...

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 10, 8:40am

After a year
I've had my upgraded Exodus for about a year now, and have taken it on a good number of trips, including a JMT thru. I am not sure how much weight I've carried in it (my max was on the JMT ...

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 09, 9:07pm

Re: Feedback on Paul at East Side Sierra Shuttle
I actually meant to add something onto this thread as well. I did end up using Paul for a Lone Pine to Mammoth Airport Shuttle after my JMT thru (I HAD to use Sunday as my travel day, so ESTA wasn&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Experiences with Eastern Sierra Long-Distance Shuttle Services?
September 07, 1:43pm

Cleaning Sawyer Mini After Long Periods
I have been a happy Sawyer Mini user all summer, but I've been off-trail for about a month and a half since my JMT thru. I'm starting to poke through my gear to get ready for my fall tri...

In GEAR » Cleaning Sawyer Mini After Long Periods
September 07, 9:43am

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