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Zion Traverse and 2 Nights in Escalante
As the subject says, I'm traversing Zion NP from May 9-11 and doing an as yet undetermined trip in the Canyons of Escalante May 6-8, but most likely the Egypt TH-Twentyfivemile Wash loop. Lo...

In Gear Lists » Zion Traverse and 2 Nights in Escalante
April 30, 12:18pm

Best 2 night 2.5 day hike in Escalante May 6-8
Based on the info from the NatGeo map and the NPS Escalante website, I was leaning toward the Egypt TH/Twentyfive mile wash loop. I have two nights out though, and that seems to be an overnighter....

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best 2 night 2.5 day hike in Escalante May 6-8
April 30, 11:58am

Sun Hats - Full Brim vs Ball cap with neck cape/bandana
What is the general preference? I can see the pro/con of each. The ball cap with cape/bandana keeps all the sun off your face/neck but traps heat. The full brim hat doesn't trap the heat but ...

In GEAR » Sun Hats - Full Brim vs Ball cap with neck cape/bandana
April 30, 11:38am

Tacking on to Southern Utah Post
Since this post already has a lot of good info on a trip I'm planning, I'm reviving it with my own requests for advice. I'm doing the Zion Traverse from Thursday May 9-Saturday May 1...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Road trip/day hike/over night backpacking trip in Utah.
April 02, 8:35pm

Re: Sleeping Comfort
I ended up settling on the Montbell pillow (2.4 oz, I believe). I tried balled up insulation(ended up needing to wear to extend my UL sleep system); balled up clothing in a stuff sack(UL ethos end...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Comfort
March 31, 9:25pm

Re: Thanks for the tips
I'm new to yoga as well(2 months), on 4/27 my studio is having a seminar on yoga for runners and hikers. I'll report back on what I learn.

In Philosophy & Technique » Yoga poses for on the trail
March 31, 9:13pm

.51 vs .74 Cuben tarps from HMG or Zpacks follow-up
Reviving an older thread. I'm looking to trade-in by BPL .74 cuben catenary tarp for a flat cuben tarp. I want to start hammocking a bit this summer and a 8.5'x8.5' flat tarp coul...

In GEAR » Cuben Tarps: HMG vs ZPACKS
March 28, 12:12pm

Seki loop July 30-August August 3 2013
I've done a bit more looking at the map and based on what people have said here, I'd like to stay up a bit higher on my hike. I've come up with a couple different itineraries.(mileage ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2012
March 26, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2013
I think you have your clockwise and counterclockwise directions backwards. You are correct again. That's what I get for typing this up in little segments at while at work. I plan on do...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2012
March 08, 3:28pm

Re: Re: Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2013
Oops, thanks, I didn't proof it before I posted, and they don't let you edit subject lines.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2012
March 08, 1:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm