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vivid dreams
My main hiking partner has vivid, complicated, insane dreams almost every night when we are at altitude. "So.....What did you dream LAST night?" is part of our morning entertainment ri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » INSANE dreams and improved sleep while at high altitude.
April 02, 10:42pm

good charities
I have worked in this field professionally, both as an environmental advocate (working on the charity side), and as a grantmaker (working on the side of the endowed foundations that have money to g...

In Chaff » Looking for a good charity
March 31, 1:13pm

Finding romance on the trail
Has anyone here found serious romance or a new relationship on the trail? Tell your story? I discussed this recently with my usual hiking partner, another single woman. We go out onto the trail ...

In Chaff » Finding romance on the trail
March 28, 11:37pm

Basic streetside parking in Mammoth is a good bet. Near the ranger station, right where the highway comes into town. It's not on the 395 proper, but there a ton of services there, and a parked ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advice on long-term parkingfor JMT anywhere on Hy 395
March 28, 7:36pm

nicest parts
By far the nicest parts of Skyline to the Sea are the lower miles, between the park headquarters and the ocean. That is approximately the last 10-12 miles of the 30 mile StS hike. The "wate...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big Basin Redwoods State Park & Sea to Summit Trail - hike suggestions
March 28, 7:31pm

For the North-South Lake loop, fly into LAX and drive to Bishop.

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Section Hike
March 17, 7:08pm

North Lake to South Lake
I like millonas' idea, of starting with the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, and combining it with the Tuolumne-Reds Meadow section of the JMT. Very creative, and an improvement over starting from...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Section Hike
March 17, 7:07pm

Original Mammoth Shuttle
I have used Original Mammoth Shuttle and was very satisfied. Rolf is a nice guy, reliable and fun to talk to. I would not hesitate to recommend his service.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Experiences with Eastern Sierra Long-Distance Shuttle Services?
February 09, 3:50pm

Borrow your microspikes/crampons? PIF
Is there a Pay It Forward for borrowing items here on this forum? If not, there should be! If someone in the San Francisco Bay Area could imminently lend me their Kahtoola Microspikes or crampon...

In Gear Swap » Borrow your microspikes/crampons? PIF
December 18, 11:53pm

WTB: Kahtoola Microspikes, size M
Seeking Kahtoola Microspikes in a size M. Well-used OK. - Elizabeth

In Gear Swap » WTB: Kahtoola Microspikes, size M
December 15, 1:42pm

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