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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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Camping to close for comfort
I typically I try to camp as far away from people as possible. I carry a 1 L water bottle and a 2L platypus so I can tank up with water and camp a ways away from water sources which helps a lot. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camping to close for comfort
June 23, 1:56pm

Yosemite: Conness Canyon XC to Roosevelt Lake
Paul, I've looked at this trip for years, but never gotten around to doing it. Really pretty country and beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing. Richard

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite: Conness Canyon XC to Roosevelt Lake
June 22, 4:42pm

Carried by the wind
Yes, it was very windy. We were going through a notch in the ridge to go south from Elizabeth Lake over to the top of Echo Creek. We thought it might be pollen, but couldn't be sure. Interes...

In Photo Gallery » Carried by the wind
June 11, 10:12pm

Carried by the wind
Saw something similar in Tuolumne Meadows in 2007. Never seen anything like it before or since.

In Photo Gallery » Carried by the wind
June 11, 8:30pm

Where do you donate still-useful backpacking stuff?
I gave all my old traditional backpack gear to local scout groups. They were happy to get it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where do you donate still-useful backpacking stuff?
June 10, 5:28pm

FS: Z-Packs Arc Blast pack
I'm interested. Email sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Z-Packs Arc Blast pack,
May 17, 9:56am

Net Tent for two?
Six Moons Designs makes a nice two person net tent/tarp combo.

In GEAR » Net Tent for two?
November 27, 11:11am

Guidance requested on 'pairing' sleeping bags
After 30+ years of backpacking with separate and then zip together bags my wife and I got our first two person quilt. After the first night we knew we'd never go back to bags. The quilt weigh...

In GEAR » Guidance requested on 'pairing' sleeping bags
November 23, 9:15pm

For Sale: Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Any interest in selling the size large pack?

In Gear Swap » For Sale: Gossamer Gear Mariposa
November 21, 10:17pm

That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
Horses are a preexisting issue and, it's my impression, that for most part as pack station operations close down new ones are not being given licenses. However, they do allow some people who m...

In Post-Trip Reports » That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
November 08, 9:50pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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ZPacks Hexamid solo tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:37pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:22pm

Snow Peak LiteMax
Snow Peak LiteMax Stove I bought a Snow Peak LiteMax this spring (2009) to replace my MSR Pocket Rocket and have been really happy with it, having used it for about 20 days now. Pros: 1. W...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 11:20pm

Black Diamond Orbit
I saw this advertised in Backpacker Magazine (yes, I still subscribe. Every once in a while I find something useful), and thought Iā€™d check it out. I picked it up at REI since I was going on a hike ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 08, 12:03am

Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I recently bought size small ThermaRest NeoAir Pads for both my wife and I. We were particularly interested in reducing pack weight while retaining or improving comfort. My wife went from a ThermaRe...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 01, 9:55pm

Merrell Chameleon Wrap GoreTex XCR
About twelve years ago as part of my journey to lighten my backpacking load I went from my second pair of Galibier Mountaineering boots (really heavy) to a pair of relatively lightweight Merrell leath...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 24, 10:03pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I've used my BPL Esbit stove for 2-3 day solo trips for two years now. I think its a great compromise of lightweight and efficiency. You do have to recognize the stove's limitations and use ...

In Stoves - Other
February 20, 11:34pm

Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt
I purchased the Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt in large part based on the review by Shane above. I'd been looking at the possibility of using a quilt to cut weight for some time, and when J...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 17, 12:37am

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It's interesting how some products work for some people and not for others. I've tried the TorsoLite and the POE UberLite. They are just too short for me (I'm 5' 11"). On duff ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 01, 8:55pm

Zpacks Z1
I have to agree with all of Jonathan's comments. I bought this pack after seeing it mentioned on BPL and checking it out on the web. It only took about a week to arrive after I ordered it. ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 23, 10:26pm