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Circumnavigation of Kaweah Peaks 7/31-8/4-5 2013
I'm using the Backpacking California route but doing in in 5 or 6 days. Right now my plan is High Sierra Trail TH to Hamilton Lakes -17 Miles Hamilton Lakes to Moraine Lake - 14 miles M...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Circumnavigation of Kaweah Peaks 7/31-8/4-5 2013
July 17, 9:00pm

Circumnavigation of Kaweah Peaks July 31-August 4 or 5 2013
Gear list Trek High Sierra Trail TH->Hamilton Lakes(8200')->Moraine Lake(9300')->Colby Lake(10500')-> vicinity of Elizabeth Pass(11500')->return to TH or Bearpa...

In Gear Lists » Circumnavigation of Kaweah Peaks July 31-August 4 or 5 2013
July 16, 6:01pm

Shoe to replace the Inov-8 Terroc 330
I was already thinking about switching away from the Terroc 330s before Inov-8 made my decision easy by going and radically designing them. I've transitioned into minimalist shoes for runn...

In GEAR » Shoe to replace the Inov-8 Terroc 330
June 26, 6:36pm

Re: OR sunrunner for me too
I ended up ordering both on Amazon last night, and will test them out on this trip. But based on this thread, I'm think that the full brimmed Sobriolet will work best for the desert heat/low w...

In GEAR » Sun Hats - Full Brim vs Ball cap with neck cape/bandana
May 02, 6:56am

Re: Re: Re: Filter vs chemicals
So is the point of a filter vs chemicals that you can pump out of shallow seeps? Because my Frontier Pro doesn't work like that, I wonder if it's worth bringing? My trip plans involve flow...

In Gear Lists » Zion Traverse and 2 Nights in Escalante
May 02, 6:45am

Filter vs chemicals
I assume that's because the water is more silty? I only have a Frontier Pro filter, I'm not sure how well that would handle silty water. I suppose I'd filter it through a bandana filter.

In Gear Lists » Zion Traverse and 2 Nights in Escalante
May 01, 12:32pm

Re: re: Escalante and Bryce
Dave, thanks, that sounds perfect.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best 2 night 2.5 day hike in Escalante May 6-8
May 01, 12:29pm

OR Sombriolet
Thanks for all input. It seems like a fully brimmed hat might be the way to go so long as long as the brim is stiff in the wind. I had/have a fully brimmed OR rain hat(not the Seattle Sombrero)...

In GEAR » Sun Hats - Full Brim vs Ball cap with neck cape/bandana
May 01, 5:53am

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

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