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Walk up permits in Yosemite, July
Following Paul W's suggestions, I tried to find the Rush Creek Trailhead and Elizabeth Lake Trailhead (to access Nelson Lake) but they appear not to be on the list of reserveable trailheads (se...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Walk up permits in Yosemite, July
May 16, 8:42am

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

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