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Re: Re: Re: High Sierra Trail
I did the JMT this July, and I have to say that, from the looks on the faces of the dayhikers I saw, I'd rather do the 211 miles in from the other side than the 11 mile dayhike from the portal....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt Whitney from the West
October 16, 1:55pm

First trip
On my first trip, I carried a baseball with me to use in my bear hang throws. When I was teaching myself to do a hang (PCT, natch) in my parents' backyard, I somehow couldn't manage to find...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 07, 12:19pm

Crown VC 60
If you're looking to try out the GG Crown, I've definitely seen it at REI and related stores. Although I'm PA based, I've been to the San Francisco REI, and I definitely saw one...

In GEAR » Someone in the SF Bay Area with packs I could try?
October 03, 3:55pm

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

Shirt
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

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