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Trail ideas
Great suggestions, thanks. I'm looking for a 30-40 mile hike that also gets me up to or has views of the High Sierra. Would any of these fit the bill?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Walk up permits in Yosemite, July
May 05, 5:06pm

Walk up permits in Yosemite, July
I may have a conference in the Bay Area in late July. The conference ends on a Wednesday, and I'd love to head off to Yosemite (maybe camping in the natl forest the first night, then visit the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Walk up permits in Yosemite, July
May 05, 6:27am

Re: Which ULA pack when you need more volume?
Has anyone used a SMD Starlight with a packraft?

In GEAR » Which ULA pack when you need more volume?
April 26, 7:32pm

ULA and big loads
Great, thanks everyone. It certainly seems like the Catalyst is the way to go.

In GEAR » Which ULA pack when you need more volume?
April 26, 9:37am

Re: Weight?
I'm not sure of the exact weight or volume, which is why I provided those hypothetical trips as examples. Price is not an issue. Perhaps the decision can be boiled down to these two questio...

In GEAR » Which ULA pack when you need more volume?
April 26, 8:41am

Which ULA pack when you need more volume?
I currently have a Six Moons Swift, which I am happy with when I need to go fast and light. However, I've got some trip ideas that will require something larger. Examples: 1. Week long tri...

In GEAR » Which ULA pack when you need more volume?
April 26, 8:24am

How many nights?
How many nights are you out for? The 4-pass loop is good for 1-3 nights depending on your acclimation, ambition, and level of fitness. Fortunately there are opportunities to extend it. I jus...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Maroon Bells, Four Pass Loop
August 05, 7:41am

chickening out
I'm thinking of doing a different route instead of Loveland-Nederland on the CDT so that I can "climb high and sleep low". It would ruin the whole trip if I got sick from altitude on...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CDT Segment in Colorado -- good acclimation plan?
July 24, 11:36am

CDT Segment in Colorado -- good acclimation plan?
Hi Everyone. I'm planning on hiking along the CDT from the Herman Gulch Trailhead near the Loveland Ski area to Nederland Colorado (~45 miles). This segment is nicely connected to public ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CDT Segment in Colorado -- good acclimation plan?
June 23, 7:37am

CDT from Herman Gulch to Hessie Trailhead, Colorado
I'm planning a ~60 mile solo trip for the end of July. The leading contender is the CDT from Herman Gulch (near Loveland ski area and Eisenhower Tunnel) to the Hessie Trailhead near Nederland,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CDT from Herman Gulch to Hessie Trailhead, Colorado
April 11, 6:55pm

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