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Snow update-Duck Pass-Purple Lake-wrong image-sorry!
AS of June 23--snow patches down to 10,000' --- Duck Pass above the moraine switchbacks has solid snow pack--but is not a problem with care (as my daughter put it--"it's no problem as ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Snow update-Duck Pass-Purple Lake
June 24, 8:07am

gossamer gear
Forgot to give you my email address--so you can email direct-- thanks Ron

In Gear Swap » For Sale-Gossamer Gear SleepLight (Down Sleeping Bag)
January 07, 8:38am

Gossamer gear bag
If you have not sold it I would like to buy it. Do you use Paypal by chance? Also I live in Carlsbad, CA--not sure if you are near by. thanks Ron

In Gear Swap » For Sale-Gossamer Gear SleepLight (Down Sleeping Bag)
January 07, 8:36am

Favorite 2-3 day loop East side Sierras
Looking for some new thoughts on a short loop trip-2-3 days on the East side of the sierras--my daughter is capable of 10-15 mile days but could certainly be shorter. any thoughts?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Favorite 2-3 day loop East side Sierras
July 09, 10:30am

Gossamer Gear Lightreks
I switched from the Komp adjustables to the GG and wouldn't think about going back--feathers in your hands--I also think once you get used to the flex of the GG poles -- it actually seems ot gi...

In GEAR » Trekking pole newbie questions what makes 1 better than another, solid/adjustable,why? Recommendations
July 04, 10:18am

Congratulations-on BPL #5
Honestly I was thinking about not renewing my subscription to the hard copy of BPL--After reading the new issue (#5)--I am definitely glad I renewed!! Very inormative articles--particularly lik...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Congratulations-on BPL #5
September 24, 12:33pm

Re: Low cost 20-35F bags?
You might check out the Phantom 32---21 oz. at a reasonable price.

In GEAR » Low cost 20-35F bags?
July 01, 11:39pm

Re: To Sell: Coccoon Pants & Pullover
If you have not sold the items I would like to buy them-- ron at

In Gear Swap » To Sell: Coccoon Pants & Pullover
June 17, 9:19am

Desolation Wilderness
I'd check out Desolation Wilderness--it's on the SW side of Tahoe--you'll find more lakes-streams---more of the "Sierra" feel than the East side of Tahoe--and it's been too long for me to dial you ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Reno NV Trip Ideas Please/Thankyou
May 21, 8:50am

Re: Re: Are poles effective and PP poles more so?
Lee, Second what Travis said. If you are seriously interested in enjoying backpacking--think about being comfortable and carrying 12-15lbs. total gear--(yes I know you can go lighter--but from 3...

In GEAR » Are poles effective and PP poles more so?
April 05, 12:42am

All Reader Reviews by Ron Stoecklein

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Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
I just used the Lightreks on a hike ending up on Mt. Langley. Old Army Pass was obliterated by boulders in several sections and I put full trust in the poles leveraging my way up and back. I lov...

In Trekking Poles
September 24, 9:51am

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
I recently purchased the Mariposa and took it out for a test spin flyfisihng the cottonwood lakes area and then Mt. Langley. My pack weight was about 16 pounds with Fly fishing gear. I found th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 24, 9:23am

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Insights as to what happens to the body in extreme situations. Told in a short story format--with scientific detail applied to each story.

In Books and Media
August 13, 8:09am

Garmin eTrex Legend
I knew it was a bit of a gimmicky purchase when made. But--I can see if you were doing a lot of XC or snow hiking it could be a real plus. I liked it because I have the Nat'l Geogaphic Topo set for ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 03, 8:58am

PROS-light-3.5oz--quick to use--treat up to 3 liters in under a minute--kills about everything. CONS-takes 4 hours for cryptosporidium-(although I typically use the 30 min. formula)and although batte...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
August 02, 9:28am