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Re: Onion Valley to Whitney and snow
I'd check the PCT Class of 2015 Facebook page. PCT hikers are going through there now. Also see the PCTA Journalist. I'm curious to see the blogs of those just getting into the Whitney ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley to Whitney and snow
May 28, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Map of Grand Canyon Fatalities
The cell showing 128 aircraft deaths was the 1956 mid-air collision of a United DC-7 and a TWA Super Constellation that resulted in the start of our modern air-traffic control system between airpor...

In On the Web » Map of Grand Canyon Fatalities
May 28, 9:02pm

Tehipite Valley
Tehipite Valley. /thread edit: Seriously, you'll get isolation in a Yosemite-like valley, ridiculous switchbacks that you will quickly forget once you get into the canyon, expansive flat ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best one-week hike in California
May 22, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Re: BRS-3000T stove
And now the stove weighs that much less.

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
May 22, 3:21pm

Old Ways Die Hard
I have friends who are well aware of UL and its benefits, based on direct interaction when we do trips together. And they are perfectly capable of upgrading, financially. But they don't want t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 20, 11:00am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
I don't think you would want the gear most early drop out are (were) packing, unless you like REI stuff. Or guitars. That's the only item I've seen explicitly identified as being aba...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 19, 7:32pm

Re: Rpal - fantastic and tiny 300lum LED
As with any LED light product (flashlight, bike light, head lamp, etc.) -- not just this one -- I'd be very skeptical about advertised Lumens and run times. There are standardized tests for th...

In GEAR » Rpal - fantastic and tiny 300lum LED
May 19, 7:27pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Bike Packs and Resources?
...and better OEM bike options and components (29+, 38 and 42 tooth cogs). Wide 27.5 rims with 27.5+ tires on a 29" frame is how I'm leaning at the moment.

In GEAR » Lightweight Bike Packs and Resources?
May 19, 9:40am

Re: Re: Lightweight Bike Packs and Resources?
Some MYOG-specific links: http://www.bikepacking.net/forum/diy-make-your-own-gear-(myog)/full-diy-bikepacking-kit/ http://www.bikepacking.net/forum/diy-make-your-own-gear-(myog)/my-take-on-a-...

In GEAR » Lightweight Bike Packs and Resources?
May 19, 9:31am

Re: Lightweight Bike Packs and Resources?
I know there are threads in this forum, incl. MYOG projects: http://forums.mtbr.com/bike-frame-discussion/ I'll try to post some of my bookmarked posts/threads when I get more time.

In GEAR » Lightweight Bike Packs and Resources?
May 18, 3:28pm

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