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Anyone in the greater Santa Barbara area...
I'm in the SB area. Do most of my hiking locally in the cooler months... after about April/May things tend to get pretty hot and dry out in the backcountry. Happy to offer suggestions on ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Anyone in the greater Santa Barbara area....
April 24, 3:27pm

Los Padres 3/1/2014
Cool trip guys! That area is a favorite in the winter when the gate is closed and visitors have to earn it if they want to get in there. Kinda' surprise not to see more snow in those photos, ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Los Padres 3/1/2014
April 11, 3:07pm

REI coupon/dividend- what ya got?
I bought a set of Ortlieb panniers for my bike. Should work great for some longer bike tours and general commuting/errands.

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 11, 3:00pm

micro webbing
Z-packs uses and sells some that's about 1/2" wide. They also sell the various buckles, ladder locks, tri-glides, etc. to fit it. Seattle Fabrics has some that they spec as 3/8" w...

In Make Your Own Gear » micro-webbing
April 10, 2:13pm

Sunglasses Case
If I'm not wearing my sunglasses, I usually just wrap them up in a piece of clothing that's not being worn... beanie, glove/mitten, mid-layer, bandanna, etc. and place it at the top of my p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 10, 11:01am

Hipbelt Help
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I'll have to go back and see how/where my pack lands on my hipbones. As I recall, the belt rides just a hair below the crest or with just a slight wrap a...

In GEAR » Hipbelt Help
April 08, 3:20pm

Hipbelt Help
Here's a dilemma for the BPL brain trust... I seem to have a difficult time getting most packs to effectively transfer weight to my hips. I'm mostly dealing with lighter loads (< 25-...

In GEAR » Hipbelt Help
April 08, 12:42pm

Newbie seekig gear help for a trip to AU and NZ
I did a similar trip about 10 or 11 years ago. Spent Feb-May along the east coast of Australia ranging as far south as Sydney to as far north as Arlie Beach and June- Oct in NZ, mostly on the Sout...

In GEAR » Newbie seekig gear help for a trip to AU and NZ
April 01, 11:41am

We'll be fine - Ike and Doug's Excellent Adventure in the U.P.
Great start to the TR... looking forward to the rest!

In Post-Trip Reports » We’ll be fine - Ike and Doug’s Excellent Adventure in the U. P.
March 27, 6:38pm

Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
Amazing shots Kat. A couple of them are really great. I really like the ones of the eagle just landing or just taking off with its wings spread. The scene in the second photo (of the second batc...

In Photography » Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
March 04, 9:59am

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