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Re: Glen Canyon: The Place No One Knew
>> http://www.glencanyon.org/media_center/map-tour Saw this recently -- great stuff. Highly recommend 'Damnation' (and, yeah, I'd call it "wiped out".)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Glen Canyon: The Place No One Knew
March 27, 7:10pm

Re: Re: Dividing gear with significant other
Not exactly a 'significant other' but I've backpacked often with my son. It's part of what started me down the 'UL' road, as I'm the 5'2" mom and he was a skinn...

In GEAR » Dividing gear with significant other
March 20, 6:15am

Re: Western Rim Trail & Angel's Landing, Zion
Rewinding a bit. Is there a reason why you'd want to do Angel's Landing over two days in the first place? It's a short hike, 5 miles round-trip, takes maybe 1.5 hours from the Grotto t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Western Rim Trail & Angel's Landing, Zion
March 16, 9:20pm

Re: Grand Canyon: Boucher to Tonto West ("Gems"), Elves Chasm, Royal Creek
Fantastic!!

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon: Boucher to Tonto West ("Gems"), Elves Chasm, Royal Creek
March 11, 7:42am

Re: Cold sleeper - what to do?
Catherine, your story sounds very similar to mine. I'd like to offer a couple of thoughts. Right now, I think your pad is the biggest culprit. If your pad is the original Neoair, I think th...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 10, 7:08am

Re: Acid in Marinades
>> The problem with acid (citrus, vinegar, etc.) is that it often has a negative impact on the texture of meats--making tender cuts tough (i.e. Ribeye) and tough cuts mushy. Huh? (I'm...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 09, 11:19am

Re: Steak
I take steaks on overnight trips. I would normally avoid freezing steaks but will do it for warm-weather trips. Trust me, when you've been hiking all day, and you're eating steak instead ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 09, 8:54am

Re: Obnoxious MLD prices...
You have to reach back to your high school geometry formulas. Supermid has about double the surface area. The cuben upcharge is actually a bargin if the ratio of wholesale prices for cuben vs s...

In GEAR » Obnoxious MLD prices...
March 09, 8:37am

Re: Re: Spork vs spoon
I used to take one of those titanium sporks, Snowpeak I think. But now I usually take an aluminum spoon and wooden chopsticks, sometimes a spoon and fork. Depends on the food I'm taking. I o...

In GEAR » Spork vs spoon
March 08, 8:34am

Re: Re: Late April Grand Canyon Hike
Duh... I forgot about Monument. In fact, if you want to take a small detour, drop your pack and walk down Monument to the river. There are some nice narrows that you can scramble around. There ar...

In Gear Lists » Late April Grand Canyon Hike
March 07, 7:40pm

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