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your skill level?
My recommended route would depend on your skill/navigation level doing cross-country. And your general interest in x-country. A shuttle runs all up and down that valley. That means you can start...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 16, 11:58pm

The two best places I've seen in Oregon are... Jefferson Park, and Three Sisters Wilderness. Both somewhat crowded, but for good reason. A bit limited in size, each. You can string the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best western backpacking destinations
May 16, 3:00pm

WTB: Osprey Talon 33 pack - or similar
WTB Osprey Talon 33 pack, or similar. - Elizabeth

In Gear Swap » WTB: Osprey Talon 33 pack - or similar
April 20, 10:14pm

Alps trek. Where to start?
Hello, I'm researching treks in the Alps, and am finding I don't know where to start. The Circuit around Mont Blanc seems pretty popular. Is it *too* popular? My guess is that some of...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Alps trek. Where to start?
April 01, 11:22am

Lower Honeymoon
I'm going to disagree with most people here, and suggest a visit to Lower Honeymoon Lake near Piute Creek. Sure there is a lot of traffic on the *main* trail down Piute Creek. However, Lower...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Honeymoon Lakes (Inyo NF) -- which one to honeymoon at?
February 26, 6:26pm

Bryce is at 9000 feet. I did backpack there one March, and was disappointed. It was extremely cold at night. Even if it weren't for the cold, I found that the trail network where overnight back...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Zion & Bryce March 14-20. Trail suggestions?
February 26, 6:11pm

your route
Between Tahoe and Yosemite, personally I'd stick to the PCT. It is not heavily traveled. It is particularly nice between Sonora Pass and Tuolumne Meadows. People are always surprised at how muc...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT Tahoe to Whitney and Exiting through Whitney Portal, Permits and Alternatives?
February 26, 6:03pm

I'm a loyal Californian. But I'd be the first to tell you that, particularly in the spring, the Colorado Plateau (southern Utah, ) is orders of magnitude more interesting. Zion, Escalant...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 4-5 day Western US Trip in March
February 04, 9:44pm

Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
You mention Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. I think this is the superior hike (compared to the Tuolumne-Yosemite Valley hike), both for scenery and for crowd-avoidance. However, the GC hike is...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3 day trips in Tetons, Yellowstone, Sawtooth and Yosemite
February 04, 7:47pm

go south
End of February? If you're in the Bay Area, consider driving south to hike around the desert. The "low desert" (below ~2000 feet) has optimal weather in February, and sometimes, e...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Winter Tahoe rim trek
February 04, 7:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Elizabeth Tracy

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Recently two repair issues came up with my 8-year-old Tarptent. I wrote the company asking for repair advice. In both cases Henry Shires wrote me back immediately, and offered to send me tent ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 17, 11:53am

Prana Bliss Capris/Pants
These capris/pants are not *quite* full-length; and they have no zippered pockets. In spite of that, I rate them a "5" for backpacking, simply because they are unparalleled in comfort/str...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 29, 10:06am

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Ether Thermo 6
This is the one area where I've added weight to my pack. I used to be able to sleep on just closed-cell foam; but my back can't take it anymore. This POE pad is ridiculously comfortable in ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 29, 9:58am

Sea to Summit Ultrasil Backpack
This little daypack has lived up to my expectations. I've only had it for a month but it has proved its excellence both in a backpacking and an everyday life context: - It's a surprisingly ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 29, 9:50am

Photon Micro-Light 1 White light
These photons are cute little guys, but they are best left on your keychain at home, for occasional use. I've tried to change the battery on two of these photons. On the first one, I just gave ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 29, 9:33am

Fenix LDO1
This is an extremely bright flashlight, particularly when compared to headlamps of similar weight. I can turn it into a headlamp by clipping it to a headband (or a neckwarmer jacked up like a headb...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 29, 9:28am

Patagonia Barely Bikini
I had to create a review for the ladies ;) I've tried EVERYTHING in the way of panties, over nearly 20 years of backpacking. Moving Comfort; Patagonia; Icebreaker wool... After trying Patagonia...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 05, 1:30pm