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Re "First Family Hike, Yosemite's Mist Trail, Oct 2011"
Fabulous trip report and photos! Thank you for sharing. Our 7yo keeps asking when we are going to take her hiking. You've inspired me to give it a go :-) Summer holidays have almost arrived in ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Family Hike, Yosemite's Mist Trail, Oct 2011
November 29, 4:45am

Knife recommendations
I got a Spyderco Ladybug for the trail as I pre-cut most things at home but I'm not quite ready to drop down to a little blade (see Mike Clelland's new book - he stores it in little cardboa...

In GEAR » Knife Recommendations
November 10, 3:32am

+1 Hogback
We got our Hogback for 2 adults + 2 teenagers, heights varying between 5'2 and 6'2. Last weekend we managed to fit our packs inside at our heads and our Exped mattresses all lined up in a r...

In GEAR » Suggestions for a 4 person family tent
November 08, 5:46am

Tarp on the Larapinta Trail
I like the sound of a tarp and bivy on the Larapinta Trail. A truly lightweight option. I havent been there but when it's windy no shelter is going to keep fine sand and dust out. When there&#...

In GEAR » Talk me OUT of a Zpacks Hexamid
November 04, 2:08am

Jatbula Trail, NT
Hi Benen, I hope your preparations for the Larapinta Trail are going well. I mentioned the Jatbula Trail a while back and just read a great blog describing it. See http://mattdownunder.com...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Larapinta Trail
October 22, 10:28pm

I just recently purchased from hike light.com and was very happy with the service and communication. Steve answered my queries promptly. He notified me straight away when there was a delay in sour...

In GEAR » hikelight.com
October 05, 3:43pm

Great thread
Hi Craig, the timing of this thread is perfect so thank you! After reading lots of reviews (eg. weight, price, comfort) I'd settled on getting this mat and have been saving up. Next week we are...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL7
October 04, 12:57am

Blue Mountains, Australia
Great video. The Blue Mountains is on my list for next year. Thanks for creating a tantalizing preview!

In Post-Trip Reports » Blue Mountains, Australia
September 25, 7:53am

Girls rock Down Under
You probably won't see me on the trail (I live in Australia) but I am a mother who takes her two teens hiking. Sometimes Dad comes along too. When I rediscovered hiking my husband was very supp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Any other moms out there that take their kids backpacking?
September 15, 7:35am

Mud trek
Barry, brilliant photos! Brings back some memories. I had forgotten how much I loved mud when I was young (only a few years ago, ha ha!). Thanks for the inspiration and proper instruction... I'...

In GEAR » Shoe set up for hiking in mud?
August 15, 11:40pm

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