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Re: Blisters
Not to say that there aren't other factors to blisters! Sure, if your shoes don't fit well that's a factor. Or if you get a lot of grit in your shoes. Or if you wear rough fabrics th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 26, 6:57pm

Blisters
Aaron, it seems like it would pay to find out why you are having so much trouble with blisters & chaffing. This is something that runners actually do know a lot about. It is well known that the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 24, 10:33pm

Re: Tonto
We went down Royal Arch (Pt Huiztl) and then hiked back to Hermit's Rest via the Tonto & Boucher last April. Tonto itself is generally an easy trail and you can hike quickly. Each drainag...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tonto Trail Thru
October 24, 2:55pm

Re: "fastpacking"
Interesting discussion. One thing is to consider what "fastpacking" actually means. To me it means that you are relatively more focused on making miles than on comfort, and in fact you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 24, 2:00pm

It pays to be small
This is quite interesting & makes sense, even though it may seem counter intuitive. I guess I'll be off-loading some of my stuff to my 5'1" spouse! =:-) http://scitation.aip.o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » It pays to be small
October 24, 1:38pm

UD FP20
Aaron, have you actually tried the UD Fastpack? There was a good thread here recently comparing the UD and Montane fastpacks in detail. If you're carrying less than 20lbs, as you should if you&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 23, 10:22pm

Mee & Knowles
Mee & Knowles canyons make a neat loop and even closer than Moab: http://fastestknowntime.proboards.com/thread/17/mee-knowles-canyons

In Pre-Trip Planning » Halloween weekend 2014 Utah trip info/ recommendations (Moab area)
October 20, 1:34pm

Grand Canyon R2R2R on Bass Trails
We wanted to avoid the "corridor" trails (Kaibab, Bright Angel) and get into the real GC backcountry, so we did a rim-to-rim-to-rim (R2R2R) on the North and South Bass trails. These are ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon R2R2R on Bass Trails
October 20, 12:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Trekking Poles on Plane?
Ok, yeah, so what about tent pegs as carry on??? I guess metal = no. Tent poles?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trekking Poles on Plane?
October 16, 3:17pm

NZ info
Great info and links! Thank you! Does anyone know where to find NZ snowpack info, current vs. climatological means? Just wondering if this is a normal year or what, considering that we'll be...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand South Island, December
October 08, 2:33pm

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