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Escalante Photos
I love the cloud cover in that second photo. I also hiked the Escalante Route last year in April over 5 days. I posted photos here: Escalante Route on Flickr Make sure you zoom in on some of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking the Grand Canyon
December 20, 1:29am

Joby mount
I use this with my Ultrapod: It'...

In Photography » A good smartphone holder that will screw onto a mini tripod?
October 15, 1:24am

Disposable Solo Cups
Disposable Solo Cups also work; the little plastic ones that hold 3 oz.

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY Lantern/Light Diffuser
October 14, 9:58pm

Other Options: Pixelmator and DxO Optics Pro
EDIT: I just realized that Pixelmator was already suggested. Hey Jennifer, If you are interested in a full-featured editing app, check out Pixelmator. They offer a free 30-day trial and the ...

In Photography » lightroom vs aperture for a noob
September 19, 2:18am

Depends on length of trip
For 2-3 days, you could probably get away with an external battery pack and some good power conserving habits. I used a Goal Zero Nomad 7 and a 4-cell AA rechargeable pack on a couple of trips las...

In GEAR » battery pack vs solar panel
August 25, 11:28pm

FS: La Sportiva Bushido Men's Size 44.5
I ran once in these for a short 5k trail run. Other than my feet being too wide for them, they were grippy and comfortable. $80 shipped La Sportiva "> La Sportiva ">

In Gear Swap » La Sportiva Bushido Men's Size 44.5
August 25, 6:39pm

Garmin routable topo maps
Take a look at Garmin's Basecamp software and their routable topo maps. Their routable maps, such as Topo US 24k, will allow you to create GPS tracks that follow the trails. If you are creati...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS maps: feeling really stupid
August 03, 10:38pm

Granola? Not so much
On my last 5 day trip I brought enough trail mix to have as a snack every day. By the third day, I was tired of trail mix and no matter how I tried, I could not bring myself to eat the last day...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
April 30, 10:13pm


In Gear Swap » WTB Spinntwinn or cubictwinn
December 28, 4:09pm

Rescue Insurance
Geos provides worldwide provides search and rescue insurance AXA Insurance also provides travel insurance. AXA also has multiple offerings: single trip annual multiple trip backpacker/long...

In Other Activities » Emergency Flight Insurance?
December 04, 12:09am

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Black Diamond Ultra Distance
I got the Black Diamond Ultra Distance poles as a gift in 2011. They performed admirably on a 35 mile trip through the Grand Canyon this past April. The bottom sections did get pretty scratched up t...

In Trekking Poles
May 19, 9:36pm