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Suggested Topo Map for Rae Lake Loop & Where to Buy- THANK YOU!
Steve, Jim, and everyone else who took the time to reply back: Thanks for the great tips/suggestions. I really need to get up to date with the technology and check out the website for the &qu...

In GEAR » Suggested Topo Map for Rae Lake Loop & Where to Buy
July 18, 11:37am

Suggested Topo Map for Rae Lake Loop & Where to Buy
Anyone know if Tom Harrison has a good topo map for the Rae Lake Loop? Going on a trip with some friends next month and want to make sure I have a good map for myself to carry. I am partial t...

In GEAR » Suggested Topo Map for Rae Lake Loop & Where to Buy
July 16, 8:49pm

Henry Coe State Park, CA - Los Cruzeros, The Narrows
Henry Coe State Park, CA - Los Cruzeros, The Narrows Simple Overnight to photo gallery photo essay.

In Post-Trip Reports » Henry Coe State Park, CA - Los Cruzeros, The Narrows
June 26, 12:24am

Re: "BG and the Demise of BPL"
So the community is better off with rude behavior and a decrease in civility simply because the offending person was knowledgeable??? Yes, the demise of BPL has happened when people are so easil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 25, 4:26pm

Re: GGG #8 Planning/ Which Vendors?
Suggestions for vendors: 1. Trail Designs....makers of the Caldera Cone 2. Six Moon Designs 3. Tarptent 4. Jon Fong from Flat Cat Gear 5. Dan from Zelph Stoves 6. Ron from MLD

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG #8 Planning Survey
June 20, 11:56am

Re: PNW GGG ~ pocos pero locos
Ian, Thanks for the great write up and sharing what happened. Glad that you were able to pull off your 1st GGG and for the PNW! Always great to make new friends and the amazing thing is to...

In Post-Trip Reports » PNW GGG ~ pocos pero locos
June 18, 6:01pm

Glad He is Gone
The world is a better place when people are civil with each other and can play nice together. Plenty of knowledgeable people on BPL who contribute to building a friendly and welcoming community....

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 18, 2:22pm

Re: GGG #8 Planning/ Which Vendors?
I nominate Hikin Jim to do the demos. Can't think of anyone else more qualified and knowledgeable. The demo should show how you cannot spill alcohol out of the stove. Love my Starlyte ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG #8 Planning Survey
June 17, 12:25pm

Re: Tahoe Rim Trail
Eric, I just answered a similar question from the Photo Gallery regarding a detailed photo essay that I have there. Might not cover the section that you are concerned about, but it does show ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tahoe Rim Trail
June 11, 5:01pm

Re: Brockway
JD, This is the caption in the photo essay that you are looking for: Water Cache at Brockway Summit East off to the Side of the Trail. On the Drive up from Tahoe City to our Starting Point a...

In Photo Gallery » Tahoe Rim Trail
June 10, 2:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm