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Re: Wanted; JMT trail permit for 2014 season
It's probably a bit of a longshot since it's been a few days, but I canceled a Lyell Canyon TH permit for 7/14. Since it's showing up as full on the most recent full trailheads repo...

In Gear Swap » Wanted; JMT trail permit for 2014 season
April 23, 12:43pm

Re: Hadron
FYI...there appear to be a couple of models of the Hadron jacket on sale at Backcountry right now: Full-zip jacket ($101, so not TECHNICALLY sub-$100): http://www.backcountry.com/backcountry-bac...

In GEAR » Sub 1lb. Sub $100 jacket?
April 19, 1:15pm

Hadron
You'll have to keep your eyes peeled for a sale or a used one (try geartrade.com) but the Stoic/backcountry.com hadron could be a possible option. They weigh about 7-8oz and can be pretty regul...

In GEAR » Sub 1lb. Sub $100 jacket?
April 16, 6:13pm

Alternative
If you're not absolutely set on going to the river, there is another route you can take which lets you see a lot more of the canyon than most of the popular "dayhike" routes, but gets...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 13, 1:58pm

Re: Yinzer input
I think the Black Forest Trail is pretty much the immediate default response to any question about BP'ing in PA.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking around Pittsburgh
March 13, 6:49pm

Black Forest Trail
It really depends on your definition of "around," but the Black Forest Trail is a nice hike that's sort of in the area. It's about 3h 40m from Pittsburgh (did a quick Google Maps ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking around Pittsburgh
March 13, 5:42pm

Geartrade
FYI...there's one up on Geartrade right now. (Not mine, I should add- looks to be a Backcountry return.) http://www.geartrade.com/item/371766/hadron-down-anorak-men39s-paprikamidnight-l-good

In Gear Swap » WTB: Stoic Hadron size large
February 25, 11:19am

Bearikade Weekender Sideways in MLD Exodus?
Anybody happen to have both that's tried it and would be willing to chime in? (I did a search and didn't really find anything, so apologies if this has come up before.) I've been twe...

In GEAR » Bearikade Weekender Sideways in MLD Exodus?
February 12, 10:11pm

Wow
This is really fantastic- I've been reading a lot of TR's/blogs/trailjournals while I'm planning my own JMT thru for this year, and this is definitely the best by a long, long shot. Tha...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yet another JMT trip report
February 10, 7:31pm

Thanks
Based on the feedback here, I'm reserved with Paul. FWIW (and in case someone else stumbles across this thread in the future), he did end up being the cheapest of all of the options, so that (p...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Experiences with Eastern Sierra Long-Distance Shuttle Services?
February 10, 5:09pm

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