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Black Diamond Mission 75 Pack
I've found the Black Diamond Mission 75 pack to work well for my winter needs. It's a nice, streamlined pack. It has well-considered places for crampons, axes, and snowshoes to attach to th...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recommendations
March 20, 5:57pm

I go away for a few weeks and this is what I miss
Looks like a fun trip plan. How was the swimming... 'er, I mean hiking this weekend? I look forward to reading the trip report on this one. -VinoVampyr

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England GGG #3 Springtime!
April 22, 6:34pm

nice!
I'm just running through some of the BPL trip reports on a cold, wet, Sunday evening, and this one really stood out. It looks like your daughter really had a wonderful time, based on all those ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dad & Daughter, first time winter camping
April 22, 6:19pm

Re: Feb and March?
Adam, did you mean Franconia Ridge? I was on Mt Washington from Friday to Sunday and found my beloved microspikes to be useless. On Friday, the combination of rain and snow created a cement-like...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England-area GTG #3: It's in the Negatives No Matter What Temperature Scale (as long as its Centigrade or Fahrenheit...)
February 02, 9:19am

Re: Feb 25th/26th?
It sounds like there are some good ideas on the table. I like the idea of a High Peaks trip. I think another good option would be doing a winter summit of Mt Madison, with an overnight at the Va...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England-area GTG #3: It's in the Negatives No Matter What Temperature Scale (as long as its Centigrade or Fahrenheit...)
January 31, 1:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Presi Traverse
I think a good option would be doing a winter summit of Mt Madison, with an overnight at the Valley Way Campsite. We could hike up to the campsite, setup camp, and then hit the summit in the mornin...

In Post-Trip Reports » NEGTG2 - Glastenbury Mt - 2012-01-13 - 15
January 31, 10:35am

Re: Presi Traverse
Have you ever read this trip report in AMC Outdoors of a successful winter presi traverse (WPT)? It's a pretty good read. http://www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2006/winter-presidenti...

In Post-Trip Reports » NEGTG2 - Glastenbury Mt - 2012-01-13 - 15
January 31, 7:01am

Re: Is there a link?
Great trip report and pictures, guys! It sounds like you really hit a cold patch, but those pictures were wonderful! I'm bummed that I missed the fun, but I was out of the country for a couple ...

In Post-Trip Reports » NEGTG2 - Glastenbury Mt - 2012-01-13 - 15
January 30, 8:55pm

Re: Re: How many miles / day would you average in these conditions...
I just want to chime in here as a Vermonter and echo Chad's post. I think his estimates are pretty much right on for the average backpacker. The only things I would add are that people (inc...

In Winter Hiking » How many miles / day would you average in these conditions...
December 20, 12:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp...
"I got the impression that Mark was using a tarp above treeling in very inclement weather, specifically in the Wind River Range. If so, I woudn't use a tarp in those conditions either.&quo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survival expert can't figure out how to pitch a tarp...
November 28, 9:29am

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