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How to Eat Your Hiking Partner
I think this might be the most useful thing I've ever seen come out of Backpacker magazine: https://youtu.be/QMcCmULdEeI

In On the Web » How to Eat Your Hiking Partner
August 17, 10:37pm

I'm going for it
I've decided that I'm going for it, after having given myself some time to learn more about the trail and plan everything out. Plus, I've been talking to my friends who are still out th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trail as Last-Minute PCT Alternate?
August 17, 2:57pm

Colorado Trail as Last-Minute PCT Alternate?
As noted in an earlier post, I had to bail out of a PCT thru attempt this year after inflaming a herniated disc that I've had for a long time. I got the all-clear from my doctor and PT to get b...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trail as Last-Minute PCT Alternate?
August 16, 12:21pm

Never mind
Thanks for the thoughts, all. I'm glad to say that a few weeks of rest and PT have really helped things, so I'm flying out to Portland early next week to take on the last 550 miles of tr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big Scenery/low intensity trips?
August 13, 8:14pm

Just did it
As someone who took a Circuit as a carryon on a crowded red-eye flight last week, I promise it can be done. I had no problem fitting it in the overhead turned either way, and, honestly, it fit in ...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit cabin/carry-on luggage?
August 06, 6:39am

Taco Salad
+1 on the taco salad, especially if you have a big enough cooking area that you can enlist hikers to help. Only thing I'd say about that is that you're likely to get sick of it pretty qu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Trail Angel Dinner - Help me with Dinner Ideas
August 05, 9:51am

Big Scenery/low intensity trips?
I herniated a disc in my back a few weeks ago near Tahoe during my PCT thru attempt, and, although I'm still holding out some hope that I can get back on trail and do a decent-sized chunk of wh...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big Scenery/low intensity trips?
August 04, 10:34am

Microspikes Alternative?
I'm out on the PCT right now and I'm in the process of gearing up a bit for the Sierra when I get there in mid June. Since recent snowfall is looking like I'm now probably going to want...

In GEAR » Microspikes Alternative?
May 26, 8:42pm

Impressions on the SD DriDown Hoody?
I picked one of these up to play around with a bit ("play around" = wear very gingerly with tags on). I'm considering it as a potential replacement for my BC Hadron Anorak for an upco...

In GEAR » Impressions on the SD DriDown Hoody?
April 03, 9:56pm

FS: WM Summerlite and EE RevX 20*
Seeing as how I'm heading off for the PCT in a few weeks and I'd rather not store these, I have some warm things to sleep in for sale. Pics are at the bottom: 1. Western Mountaineering S...

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Summerlite and EE RevX 20*
March 29, 9:54pm

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