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Nobody gets out of here alive!
As far as we know, we only get one life. We get to chose how to spend our limited time. So long as he isn't hurting others, I can't really criticize how he spent his life. And it looks l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 18, 9:59am

100 Mile
I don't think the hundred mile wilderness calls for specialized shoes. You will get wet feet They will probably stay wet pretty long. The hundred mile had its share of sharp rocks on the trai...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 17, 3:56pm

You got my attention Jennifer. I hope you'll give us a report after using it a bit

In GEAR » Rab Flashpoint: 6oz 3-layer rain jacket
May 17, 9:09am

Best western backpacking destinations
I think that's a really good idea. I like your list too. I would consider possibly the Enchantments and Olympic. I have been to neither, but both look like great trips. Maybe you could pull...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best western backpacking destinations
May 15, 10:27am

barometers in phones
Thanks for posting. My 2-3 year old Samsung Galaxy S4 has it too. I just downloaded a free app and it seems to work fine. I don't know how much power it draws though.

In GEAR » barometers in phones
May 15, 8:36am

Do you ever use a hip belt?
At 15 pounds, I typically do not use a hipbelt that transfers any of the load. I do have a simple grosgrain loop that snaps just to keep it from swaying, but even that can stay off sometimes. I d...

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 14, 1:24pm

Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians
Nice report, Amy. I always think the latter part of April in the best time of year for the southern Appalachia. You get a nice mix of filtered views, new lush green, thrashing steams, and fields ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians
May 14, 9:45am

Sub 24: Los Padres NF. 5/9-5/10.
Great post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and images.

In Post-Trip Reports » Sub 24: Los Padres NF. 5/9-5/10.
May 13, 8:02am

First trip out west
I assume you are asking advice on places to go. On my first trip, I would not miss the Yellowstone area for wildlife viewing. Tetons are just downstairs, and the Winds are around the corner. As ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 12, 3:07pm

Hadron fit
I have the old Stoic Hadron and like it a lot. It fits relatively close in the body. The arm are long (like mine). The cuffs at the wrists are snug for many but fit me just fine, as I have thin ...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
May 08, 1:39pm

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