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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT"
Peter: I made this point in a previous thread, though perhaps obliquely. Mountain bikers aren't going begging for trails; there are thousands of miles of forest service/logging roads/etc. avail...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 03, 1:45pm

"Becoming disoriented in the woods"
Twice when I've been in snow for several miles and a bit unsure if I was on route or the trail, I've followed coyote tracks that did in fact follow the trail. I'm guessing that the coyo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 03, 10:22am

"Becoming disoriented in the woods"
Douglas Peacock, the friend of Edward Abbey and no slouch when it comes to off trail experience, wrote about going to a lake come evening to get water. Sure enough, shadows came down, and he couldn...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 02, 1:29pm

"Yosemite Trip"
I think if you take your canister out of your pack and separate it, you should be fine. After all, everyone leaves their packs out unattended at night with food smells and all, and it seems to work...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite Trip
December 02, 10:43am

"PCT: jetboil or DIY stove"
I use a pocket rocket with a Caldera cone--just the outer wall-- (that I bought used) for a windscreen. Push comes to shove, I could use the caldera with twigs to get a boil. Most importantly, the ...

In GEAR » PCT: jetboil or DIY stove
December 01, 1:50pm

"Yosemite Trip"
That's a nice trip. I've done it several times. However, working in Half Dome on either or your days is asking a lot. Take a good look at the elevation gains involved and then make an asses...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite Trip
December 01, 10:18am

Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent"
I think that I see the logic of this tent. Unlike the Hexamid long, which I own, it has a sewn in bathtub floor. I like this. It also has a 'storm door' that gives 360 degree rain/wind prot...

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
November 24, 10:12am

The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT"
For sure bikes erode trails far more than hikers. It's obvious if you hike on trails open to bikers. (Of course, the composition of the trail effects the degree of erosion.) I've often r...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 7:35pm

"Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras"
I've taken to calling the trail from the top of Nevada Falls to Merced Lake 'rattlesnake alley'. Certain years seem worse than others, although maybe it's just the luck of the draw....

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
November 06, 1:31pm

"Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?"
I've spent a lot of time on parts of the TRT; and I've hiked part, but not all, of the Wonderland. Hands down, the Wonderland is more spectacular, imo. And this is from someone who really l...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?
November 04, 6:44pm

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm