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Indian Peaks Northern Loop
Thanks for your comments, everyone. Katherine, I do like gear, but once I set foot on the trail, it kind of fades into the background. For me, it's all about the experience of traveling throu...

In Post-Trip Reports » Indian Peaks Northern Loop
January 02, 11:45am

Re: Pics
Thanks, Nick. The Indian Peaks Northern Loop is still one of my favorites around here. Though I've hiked it many times, it never gets old.

In Post-Trip Reports » Indian Peaks Northern Loop
December 29, 6:33am

Indian Peaks Northern Loop
Busyness and writer's block have prevented me from posting many trip reports lately. But a winter cold has slowed me down enough that I was able to write one up. Here's a report of a ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Indian Peaks Northern Loop
December 28, 3:00pm

Re: Suggested trailhead for Maroon Bells?
Use the trailhead at Maroon Lake which is accessible by a good paved road from Aspen. Back in August there was some trouble with bears, so you may want to check with the rangers before heading out...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggested trailhead for Maroon Bells?
October 01, 6:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Found a couple more options
Frank, does list non-rechargeable lithium AA under batteries used. Not sure why doesn't. In any case, I've been using a lithium battery in my HL22. So far, no...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 19, 9:53pm

Re: Found a couple more options
Jesse, I went through a similar search at the end of last year when my Princeton Tec EOS crapped out on me. I ended up with the Fenix HL22 and have been very happy with it. IMHO, single AA is t...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 18, 5:42pm

Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
I keep a tiny Gerber Zip Blade (0.6oz) in my pocket to slice open the little foil Micropur packets. Also, to occasionally cut cord. That's about it.

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 9:08pm

These things remind me of the hair-brained ideas that hit the xc ski pole market every few years... very popular for a year or two... people swear by them... cost a bundle... and then they disapp...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 21, 4:21pm

Re: Economy Trail Runners?
Check out DSW for trail runners. You can usually find some of last year's models for around $50. I'm partial to Suacony Grid Excursions. Youth sizes are available.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 09, 5:28pm

Re: Short wide pad question
Look at the Klymit X Wave. 48"x25"x1.5". Mine weighs 10.9 oz. With the little rubber pump, stuff sack, and repair kit, it's 12.3 oz. $60 now at

In GEAR » Short wide pad question
August 06, 6:00am

All Reader Reviews by Dondo .

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Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Nice review, Mitchell. After our discussion here about this bag back in April, I had a serious hankering after this bag. I really had no need of another bag and managed to resist until the Memorial ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 8:38pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
Mine fit well. Size 10 slips right over a thin pair of wool socks and my size 9.5 feet. They are comfortable inside my trail runners and do what they claim to do--keep my feet warm and dry in wet, col...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 27, 8:01pm

Pacer Poles
Here's something I just posted at the Editor's Roundtable forum. It occured to me that it belongs here as well. Heather, here's something I posted on the TLB general discussion forum a...

In Trekking Poles
December 12, 8:28pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
This is the book I recommend to friends and folks I meet on the trail who are interested in going lighter. It's fun, unpretentious, and lays out the basic ideas in ways that are easy to understand. Do...

In Books and Media
November 23, 8:15am

Eastern Mountain Sports
Craig, good news. The last EMS store in Colorado closed a few months ago so no more tax for you. It was two miles away from my home in Denver and I miss it but I'll admit that I took full advantage o...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 21, 9:20pm