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Re: Long Torso
Thank you all for the recommendations, there are quite a few interesting packs that I haven't seen before (Elemental Horizons, Paradox). I think that at this point, I'm leaning toward g...

In GEAR » Thru-hiking packs for long torsos
December 28, 3:52pm

Re: Re: Thru-hiking packs for long torsos
Yes, the Ohm was also a large. I've also tried on a Gossamer Gear Gorilla (large torso) and it was also too short. I recently took it on a five day trip with 25lbs max in it, and it did not fee...

In GEAR » Thru-hiking packs for long torsos
December 27, 11:13pm

Re: Thru-hiking packs for long torsos
Here's a picture of the Large size GoLite Jam (obviously the fit is not good, though I'm happy with the pack overall--there's actually a BV500 bear canister inside the pack in this pict...

In GEAR » Thru-hiking packs for long torsos
December 27, 11:05pm

Thru-hiking packs for long torsos
Hey all, I'm in search of a pack solution for a planned PCT hike this coming season (and potentially future long distance hikes). I'm not terribly tall 6' or so, but my torso is quite a...

In GEAR » Thru-hiking packs for long torsos
December 27, 10:50pm

Rechargeable battery option
If you need a backup battery, something along the lines of this may be a good option: http://www.amazon.com/Astro-Ultra-Compact-Lipstick-Sized-Technology-Smartphones/dp/B005X1Y7I2/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UT...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 11, 2:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Suggestion for 30-50 mile loop in Desolation
Yeah, Desolation Wilderness is perfect for first-time backpackers (The two times I went, I brought a friend that had never been, and my dad who hadn't been in ~30 years. Both trips went fantast...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestion for 30-50 mile loop in Desolation
June 21, 10:23pm

Re: Suggestion for 30-50 mile loop in Desolation
Marko, I'll post a more detailed response when I have some time later, but for now: I've been to Desolation Wilderness twice in the last few years, and both times I did some permutati...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestion for 30-50 mile loop in Desolation
June 21, 8:27pm

Re: A couple from Yosemite two weeks ago
Wow, those are some incredible pictures. I was in Yosemite 2 weeks ago as well. I remember waking up in my tent and thinking that someone was shining a spotlight on me, but it was actually the moon...

In Photo Gallery » A couple from Yosemite two weeks ago
June 02, 3:42pm

Re: GPS, snowshoes and gaiters
That's ok, I think snowshoes would have been overkill unless you were planning on traversing through higher elevations. I ordered a pair of YakTrax from Amazon to try out and carry as insurance...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Campsites along Grand Canyon of Tuolumne?
May 29, 11:19am

Re: Post-trip report
When I get a chance tomorrow, I'll post some pictures / panoramas, as well as a map with my actual route and where I camped each night.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite area in late May
May 29, 2:17am

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