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When going fast downhill, I use them to hop over rocks or obstacles. Plant the poles on either side of the obstacle and use momentum to lift yourself over. Use the same technique to "jump&qu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Effectively Using Hiking Poles: The Gas-Brake-Coast Method
October 18, 10:08pm

Not going to happen
The filing of a government claim means nothing. It costs zip and the lawyer can make unfounded allegations and ask for huge sums of money. Except under very, very unusual circumstances the govern...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker's death prompts $10 million in claims against Olympic National Park
August 13, 7:11pm

First Tarp -- not too much $$
I've decided to take my packweight down to the next level...and that means a tarp. I'm in So Cal and do most of my hiking in the San Gabriels and sometimes Sierras. Generally good weather...

In GEAR » First Tarp -- not too much $$
May 12, 10:13pm

I buy all his books!
Can't get enough of Mike C. Always useful and a good proxy for when I can't get outside.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mike C! 's New Book....
April 16, 8:16pm

Sure did.
I was raised in an oppressive religion. Instead of church now I hike and backpack every Sunday. My kids say I'm in the Church of St. Backpacking. It's far more than that. Sometimes when...

In Philosophy & Technique » Did backpacking transform you?
June 16, 11:23pm

My cup runeth over!
Thanks, everyone! I can't wait to do one of these. Our boys are 12-16. Most are experience Sierra backpackers, but we'll have a couple newbies who are untested as yet. We'll be doin...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » CA Eastern Sierra Route Needed
May 04, 9:21pm

CA Eastern Sierra Route Needed
Great to have a UL forum for scouts! Last year I lead a group of 10 scouts on a 4-day, 42 miler. It took lots of gear checking, but I made sure nobody's pack wieght at the TH exceeded 25 lb...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » CA Eastern Sierra Route Needed
May 03, 8:54pm

Applying UL lessons to life -- suggested reading?
One of the things I enjoyed most about rereading Ray Jardine's Beyond Backpacking is the undertone that UL principles carry over into everyday life. Doing more with less on the trail leads me ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Applying UL lessons to life -- suggested reading?
July 08, 11:59pm

To drive away all but the child-llike sense of wonder
I just returned from an overnight solo in the mountains above L.A. I was enjoying the inner calm I feel after such an adventure. I stopped for a burger near the TH and watched the city people exi...

In Philosophy & Technique » WHY?
April 26, 7:43pm

Wow! Thanks, Ryan!
Just scored one at 20% off! They're sold out elsewhere.

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 17, 6:25pm

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