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New Montbell stuff?
Heads up. There's some new stuff on the MB site. The 3.5 oz daypack looks fun...and they even have 2 headlamps. Not much detail on the battery life/lumen specs though. Hoping someone wil...

In GEAR » New Montbell stuff?
March 29, 12:53am

Point Reyes Arch rock collapse!!! :(
Saw it on the news today. Apparently that cool peninsula/cliff thing at the end of bear valley trail has collapsed. I've had many lunches there....Scary. Sounds like someone was killed. :(...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Point Reyes Arch rock collapse!!! :(
March 23, 11:43am

Fuzzy fleece?
I'm thinking I'd go with a thicker fleece like a hooded MH monkeyman, then a pair of 100wt fleece pants for warmth, and a sturdy old school rain parka and pants. Won't wet out if you&#...

In GEAR » Jackets for a survival course
February 12, 10:56am

Hex solo
Can't speak to the patrol shelter, but I took my hexamid solo plus through a pretty good wind/rain/lightening storm in the sierras. Was at about 11.5K ft with virtually no tree cover. Out of ...

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 12, 10:45am

Med
Forgot to mention that my Tachyon is a men's medium. ;)

In GEAR » another montbell tachyon fit and sizing question
February 08, 4:39pm

Tachyon
I have the non-hooded full zip Tachyon. I'm 5,10 and 165lbs, (pants size is 32x30...does that mean I have a 32" waist?) Tachyon fits me perfect. Has room to go over a 200wt fleece, bu...

In GEAR » another montbell tachyon fit and sizing question
February 08, 4:39pm

Tenaya Canyon
Don't worry...not too serious here, just curious. What's with all the Tenaya canyon warnings on the Yosemite maps? Is it that dangerous? Anyone been out there?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tenaya Canyon
February 03, 12:51am

Nice!
Man I love Zimmer packs... So many possibilities...I plan to order another soon.

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt pack
February 02, 11:59pm

Lawson Ti snow anchors
I like my Lawson Ti snow anchors. A bit pricey, but work well and lighter than the SMC's. I bring the bare minimum, and just use half buried snow shoes, ice axe, and/or snow claw to anchor th...

In GEAR » Recommend me a snow anchor and attachment device
February 02, 11:54pm

Real world test
Hey guys, I finally tested these out this weekend in Yosemite. The traction on them is actually pretty functional WHEN they stay on. I can't speak for all shoes...but I had them on a pair o...

In GEAR » Vargo's new 2015 4oz 10point crampons
February 02, 1:36am

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