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My Locale Deep in the Green Mountains
About Me Climber,Snowboarder,Travel fanatic. Have bags will travel. Kyrgyzstans my favorite so far.
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trail name
How far must one travel before getting a trail name? It seems a tad presumptuous to start a hike with one if not a carry over from another trek. What if you don't like the trail name bestowe...

In Philosophy & Technique » 'Trail names'
July 22, 6:39pm

Sierra fishing
Everything you'll need to know will be found here, http://stevenojai.tripod.com/

In Fishing » Fishing in Northern California
June 16, 6:57pm

Bugs?
You won't need a bug net this weekend, you'll need a wet suit.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Long Trai in VT this weekend... bug netting or permethrin?
May 25, 7:47pm

Re: Palisade Area
I brought a pole to both 1st and 2nd lakes. They were very skiddish in 1st lake even though they were 6' from the bank. I had much better luck on the SW side of 2nd lake. Maybe 10, 6- 8 inchers...

In Winter Hiking » Early Spring Eastern Sierras
March 23, 7:39pm

Re: JMT or SHR
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In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SHR vs. JMT (opinions sought from those who have DONE BOTH).
February 18, 6:32am

sleeping on the trail
I upgraded from 4 season therma rest to an exped 9 w/ down which I use all year. I have zero pressure point problems now. I find a good pillow (stuff sack w/ clothes) and "macks" silicon...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry insomnia
August 10, 11:03pm

Cooking fish
An idea I got from the forum, (sorry I can't remember who,) that worked on my last trip was to get a SS splatter screen at a dollar store, cut it a little oversized for you pot, press it in to ...

In Fishing » How to cook fish above 10K ft without fire?
May 27, 7:19pm

exp tent
My Fav is the Mountain Hardware Trango 3.1. It's roomy, expensive, bullet proof and not too heavy if you split it up. NEMO also makes some interesting tents.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Expedition tents
April 01, 11:21pm

Tight lines
A prussic works best when the prussic cord is tied onto a rope of a larger diameter. When it is tied onto its self, a good result can be achieved when at least three wraps per side of the load rope...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hitches, knots, or tools?
April 01, 11:02pm

When to take a picture
"Too in the moment to take a picture" wow, I must be doing it wrong or something. I've carried a Canon powershot SD 1000 for years from Afghanistan to the JMT and pull it out whenev...

In Philosophy & Technique » To snap pics, or not to snap pics...
April 01, 10:43pm

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