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WET FEET...
IMO and FWIW... Your feet look like most feet after hiking in wet conditions. I just spent four days in the Holy Cross where the trail was almost always like hiking in a creek. (It's been a v...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 18, 2:43pm

LOOP WITH OPTIONS...
Suggest you consider the Rough and Tumbling/Rich Creek Loop trail in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness... 30 minutes SW of Fairplay, CO or 2+30 from DIA. The loop is only 12 miles but offers a number o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Suggest a route for me -- late October, near Denver
August 18, 2:14pm

Re: A NEW OPTION FOR UL STOVE FOR SCOUTS...
+1 on rock theory... Thanks for the feedback. I'm trying to get the boys thinking of lightweight, cheap options and MYOG stoves just don't make the cut with BSA...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » A NEW OPTION FOR UL STOVE FOR SCOUTS...
May 29, 8:46pm

A NEW OPTION FOR UL STOVE FOR SCOUTS...
There has been much discussion on the use of UL homemade stoves and the prohibition by BSA. I just came across an Esbit stove (not the folding metal box type) that appears to meet everyone's n...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » A NEW OPTION FOR UL STOVE FOR SCOUTS...
May 29, 2:03pm

"Flatlanders" at Philmont...
May be a statement of the obvious but here goes... For backpackers visiting from lower elevations, you can strengthen your body but in my experience, acclimating to the oxygen difference can only ...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 26, 11:42am

Sharing the "Wealth"
First off... This is part of the challenge for the boys to work out. You can offer suggestions but if they come up with the solution, I think you'll have far less grumbling and they'll als...

In Philmont » Speading out the crew gear
April 26, 11:16am

ALWAYS ANOTHER OPINION...
Jamie- All of this is a very good dialogue to get you and your crew ready. As I told our crew, they wouldn't be the most or the least prepared/organized so don't stress and have fun. ...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking Technique
April 07, 5:26pm

DEPENDS...
The DD are not durable and would likely tear if you brush against the mountain laurel or other brush. If you're only out for a couple days, you would probably be fine. If you're out for m...

In GEAR » Opinion wanted: Carry my DriDucks or Torrentshell + Columbia hiking pants?
August 26, 2:29pm

TRAIL RUNNERS...
Mike- I think the cadre here has provided some very good ideas/considerations. One thing I haven't seen asked is the kind of trails you plan to hike. Out here in Colorado, trails vary consid...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 25, 11:26am

FINDING WATER...
All excellent points mentioned... Thought I would also toss out one of our experiences with water. Came into a camp that indicated "ample water" on the board. Crew found the pipe coming...

In Philmont » Water Management for Dry Camps
June 07, 11:00am

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