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Re: Hexamid Solo or Flat Tarp
Jason, I hiked the PCT with a 5x8 tarp and the CDT with a hexamid solo (tarp only). >a Hexamid over ... a tarp, what was your thinking in the decision? I prefer the hexamid to a tarp...

In GEAR » Hexamid Solo or Flat Tarp?
May 13, 12:18am

Inov-8 and Backpacking
Reasons I loved the X-Talon 212 on the PCT and will wear the X-Talon 190 on the CDT: (1) Lightweight++ (2) Grippy (3) Durable (1000+ miles on my last pair) That said, no shoe is appro...

In GEAR » Inov 8 Shoes ... Just Another Cult ?
April 28, 8:20am

Time Off Trail
I hope Sam returns to his hike - not because I believe he will finish all four trails - but because I think the experience of perservering through difficult times is one of the greatest rewards o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
March 05, 11:22pm

Re: AT Guide
>My AT veteran hiker buddies keep telling me the AT is so well blazed(white paint marks on >trees) that it can be hiked using just the AT guidebook and it's elevation profiles. I hiked...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight hiking the Appalachian Trail
March 04, 6:23pm

MLD Silnylon Simple Poncho
I Liek Poncho How compares to the Golite poncho tarp?

In GEAR » Batman!
March 04, 9:00am

EXTREME makeover
↑ As above. Also helpful: (1)List what you already have (2)Share your past lightweight hiking/gear experience (3)Decide if/howmuch you want to spend on new gear Off-topic: I would like...

In GEAR » Gear for Pacifc Crest Trail Hike 2011
February 21, 8:05pm

Very jealous - I loved the picture "Higher in Castle Canyon." I need to get out of the city.

In Other Activities » A Perfect Sunday Run
February 20, 7:50pm

>so the best you can do is to get out on the trail and learn about it for yourself. Time to go hiking...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole: A Walk in the Clouds
February 15, 2:43pm

Background Research
Josh, It would be very helpful if you shared your background research on resupply in the Sierras. There are a great many possibilities for resupply - it's very difficult to give advice w...

In GEAR » Sierra's Strait through or resupply?
February 02, 6:54pm

Ryan Linn is a brilliant journalist
shhhh! I need to be stealthy so I can bump your articles ;)

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole Part 2: The Snowy Sierra
February 01, 8:40pm

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