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R1 hoody better now
Heads up, I ordered the new R1 hoody (arrived only 2 days later!!), and love the improvements. Zipper is in the middle vs the weird diagonal thing it did before. R1 fabric goes all the way to the...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia stuff for Fall 2015
July 04, 12:39am

Not good for big dslr's, but I love my pedco ultrapod for my rx100 and gopro. That little Velcro thing is super handy. I mount it to trees, my trekking pole,etc.

In GEAR » Lightweight Tripod - Yes I said Lightweight Tripod
July 03, 11:30am

Wayward Yosemite
Not UL related exactly, But just wondering if anyone else has been watching the show "Wayward Pines" and noticed that the backdrop to the town is actually chopped up photos of Yosemite...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wayward Yosemite
July 03, 11:25am

Sorry if something went over my head here....but does barrilla pronto rehydrate much quicker? Does it work in a freezer bag? I've tried freezer bagging regular pasta with very crunchy resul...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
June 28, 1:12am

CloudsRest Rockfall?
Anyone have any detail on the cloudsrest rockfall that happened yesterday? I'm guessing the ridge didn't collapse...just part of the bottom?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CloudsRest Rockfall?
June 19, 2:48pm

I always saw Bob as the "Dr House" of BPL. Abrasive...sure....but I always kind of found it funny and entertaining. His advice here has been invaluable to me. Many of my gear choices a...

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 17, 2:02am

Aloha lake?
Also looking at aloha lake in the area... Pictures online look nice. Does it get overcrowded here?

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 lakes basin too hard for kids?
June 05, 1:04am

Lyon and Sylvia Lakes in El dorado wilderness?
Sorry, one more option came up I feel like I should explore. Anyone been to Lyon and Sylvia lakes in El dorado near tahoe? This would be a much easier drive for us. Think this is doable for ki...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 lakes basin too hard for kids?
June 05, 12:46am

Montbell sun hoody?
Montbell just came out with a sun hoody...I'm curious how well that works. Patagonia's version didn't really do it for me.

In GEAR » Sun Shirt
June 04, 3:05pm

Got through!
After a week of trying I finally got through. According to the ranger Green lake is only 2 miles from the trailhead. Should be VERY easy for the kids. Fires are only allowed at green

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 lakes basin too hard for kids?
June 02, 5:16pm

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