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Re: Grand Canyon hiking permits?
There's a lottery on the first day of the month for permits 4 months out. For March, 2015 permits (determined by START DATE), the lottery is NOVEMBER 1. For April permits, lottery is December...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon hiking permits?
October 08, 10:04am

Re: So do I understand these freezer bags?
>> Can I use the same approach to cooking? Boil water, pour in freezer bag and wait 10 minutes to eat? Short answer is YES. I use sandwich/quart size freezer bags. You may want to keep ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So do I understand these freezer bags?
October 03, 7:26am

Re: Pockets
Well, in the end, it's about $$ and since us women make up pretty much 100% of the customer base for women's clothing, we certainly have the power to shape designs and trends. Problem is...

In GEAR » Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
October 01, 1:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
No different from comparing sleeping bags. Comes down to loft, which is a function of fill amount and the volume it has to fill. It's just math. Women's jackets have less volume, not j...

In GEAR » Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
October 01, 7:06am

The Grand Canyon
I've been hiking in the GC in trail runners for a few years now, including hikes on Boucher, Tanner and Bill Hall/Thunder River. A couple of things have happened, not that they've really c...

In GEAR » Footwear and Shelter in the Grand Canyon
September 27, 12:38pm

Re: Footwear and Shelter in the Grand Canyon
Rocks. Lots and lots of rocks. :) Tonto will be hard-packed pebbly dirt. Hermit will be rougher than Bright Angel, which is fairly tame. Bottom of Hermit is gravel, a few short rock falls to cr...

In GEAR » Footwear and Shelter in the Grand Canyon
September 24, 7:13pm

Re: Re: Stakes that can take a pounding
When I said "take a pounding", I meant it literally. I'll be hammering them in with a rock and it won't be just that one corner that I can't push in, but all four. @Bob, w...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 8:29pm

Re: Re: Stakes that can take a pounding
Yeah, I agree. They don't have to last forever; I would be happy if they last the trip and do their job. I'm hiking in an area where I typically don't count on being able to use stake...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 11:01am

Stakes that can take a pounding
I've been using thin titanium hook stakes and they're been great for the most part, but I need a few that can really be hammered on without bending. I have a few of the straight "pegs...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 10:09am

Re: LEAVE NO TRACE
This is what *I* do but don't, in any way, feel that everyone should do the same. - The basic common sense stuff about trash, wildlife, etc. - I pack out all toilet paper and food scraps -...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 05, 8:50am

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