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Food Drop
Thanks, I'll consider those options. It would be worth the fee for pack service to me to be able to travel with a lighter pack. The only part I tend to balk at is that I assume I need to be t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
February 03, 3:05pm

re: Big SEKI Loop
That certainly is helpful and gives me some options to consider. I have no need to rush in deciding as the trip would likely be in September. My take on the wilderness experience aspect is that...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
February 03, 11:19am

re: Big SEKI Loop
The problem of needing to carry that much food, for me, is that more food = bigger canister = can't take my favorite pack. I can manage 4 days pretty well with my small bear vault 450. I migh...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
February 03, 8:05am

I am intrigued by this route. Thanks go out to Amy and others who have added comments. It looks great in so many ways. I do have a few questions that I should probably research myself but in c...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
February 03, 6:40am

Maybe it is because in the conditions where condensation is an issue I am usually in a bivy, but I find that any condensation that doesn't settle under the sleeping pad is on the outside of the...

In GEAR » EE 0F degree quilt vs WM or FF 0F degree bag
February 03, 6:01am

I think some of the advice given so far at least somewhat misses the mark. In particular, based on both my own experience and what I have read: 1. People can and do feel the effects at different ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite August trip with kids 9 and 11 years old
January 27, 5:21am

excited to go in 2015
I am relocating in 2015 so plans are likely to remain a bit up in the air until some of that falls into place. That said I think a hike of the Wonderland trail is likely and I am fairly excited ab...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 19, 7:01am

Bike tour?
Would you possibly consider a bike tour? I found that that a Pacific coast bicycle tour was pretty nice way to see some coastal redwoods. If you are OK with some long and steep climbing the Sierr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best redwoods trip? Taking my 13 year old on a father daughter jaunt
January 18, 9:39am

Stashing stuff
Awahnee implies a room at the Awahnee hotel right? I bet they would be willing to hold a bag for a customer who just stayed with them. If you plan to stay there on your return it would be a slam ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Stashing gear in Yosemite Valley?
January 17, 9:55am

"Give yourself a few days leeway to loiter onsite and to drop off supplies. " That is one big advantage to being retired. I have no problem hanging out for a few extra days. I'll...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
January 16, 4:21am

All Reader Reviews by Pete Staehling

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I love my NeoAir (size regular). It is light, comfy, and packs small. I agree that for the price a patch kit should be included, but I don't miss the stuff sack. I have been using a ziploc ba...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 23, 12:04pm