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Tioga Pass
Read somewhere recently that Tioga Pass snowplows were scheduled to commence on May 15th.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's the snow line like in Yosemite / Sierra Nevada's about now?
April 17, 5:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: ipod touch
Didn't say it was a copy or clone per se, said that it was based. Perhaps derived would be a better term. Where they share the same or virtually identical componentry: CPU: A5 (Mini use the...

In GEAR » ipad
April 17, 5:53pm

Re: Re: ipod touch
CarTalk? Don't backpack like my brother! But seriously, my iPad 2 came in at 1.8 lbs. After one expedition last summer, left it at home. Of course, purchased a new iPhone 5, with case, c...

In GEAR » ipad
April 17, 1:10pm

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1
Also recommend the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1. Once I ditched the stakes I don't need and guyline for lighter stakes and reflective guyline, it comes in at a respectable 2.5 pounds, extremely...

In GEAR » Need help for my 1P tent.
April 17, 12:54pm

Wait until July 2013
Strongly recommend that you choose a different route and location. Unless you're in incredibly good shape, considering you haven't written that you're including a day or two for accl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Transportation in Yosemite in October
September 07, 12:34am

Seam Sealing
Any particular locations that you recommend giving a double-dose of seam sealant? Am presuming that spinnaker would use the same seam sealant as silnylon? As always, Will's reviews are a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear The One Shelter REVIEW
June 20, 4:50pm

Additional UL Knives/Scissors
Here are two other additional UL knives/scissors that weren't on the list. 1. Coghlan's foldable scissors [1.0 oz] 2. Olfa Touch-Knife (retractable) [0.2 oz] Both are stainless steel...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Knives and Other Sharp Things
July 11, 12:41pm

Arctic Nightmares
"Arctic trekkers have bad dreams, too. It’s just that in all of their nightmares, the windowless rooms are carpeted in tussocks..." I bet in some of the nightmares, Ryan, Roman, and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Case Study of Unsupported, Roadless, Long Distance Trekking: Part 1. Pack Weight, Distance, and Caloric Balance
December 20, 1:55pm

Integral Designs - South Col eVent
Hmmm... Ryan Jordan said the Integral Designs South Col eVent has a bug net, rating it a 4 for insect resistance. But the Integral Designs website says it has no bug net: http://www.integral...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Bivy Sack Technologies, Products, and Applications (2006)
December 13, 9:57am

Squall 2 Comments
Howdy, I am in agreement with the issue regarding the front strut. The Rainshadow 2 has the same issue. Observation: if you roll up the Squall 2in a certain fashion, having the front strut makes...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Squall 2 Tent REVIEW
October 19, 2:12pm

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