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Re: An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
I enjoyed this, both for the content and for seeing an article written by Chouinard here. Will probably buy the book now.

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 23, 8:18pm

Re: Shepherds Crest/Mt Conness in Yosemite
Day three should be no problem as long as you are in reasonably good shape. Many people climb technical routes on Conness from Roosevelt in a day - I've done it and it's OK. As an altern...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shepherds Crest/Mt Conness in Yosemite
April 14, 9:08am

Re: Extra gear you bring for alpine climbing
More double length slings than usual. Usually 4-5 depending on the route. Alpine rock routes tend to wander a lot and also tend to have lots of opportunities for slung blocks and horns. The extra s...

In GEAR » Extra gear you bring for alpine climbing
April 07, 6:14pm

Re:High Sierra Snowshoe Trip ~ March 2014
If you couldn't tell already from the photos, I give this trip two thumbs up.

In Post-Trip Reports » High Sierra Snowshoe Trip ~ March 2014
April 04, 2:39pm

Re: line locks vs prusik loops
Linelock3's will slip at moderate tension with any guylines less than 3mm in diameter. Prusiks work fine as a substitute but you may have to experiment with different styles of cord and number ...

In GEAR » linelocs vs prusik loops
April 03, 9:12pm

Re: Mount Whitney, California
Glad you got some permits, Bob. It's a bit of a circus getting either a Whitney or Happy Isles permit these days. My preferred alternative is to avoid those areas altogether. You can day hike M...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mount Whitney, California
April 03, 2:02pm

Re: The Grand Eight
Thanks, Dave. My first impressions are (a) that must have taken a lot of planning and (b) my mind reels at figuring out a way through the cliff bands between drainages. I'm sure you and M will ...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 03, 1:57pm

Re: The Grand Eight
Do either of you guys have a map with a route drawn in, for those of us who are curious where you went but aren't fluent in Grand Canyon topography?

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 03, 1:39pm

Re: My Sequoia National Park snow adventure.
Cool trip Kevin. What trailhead did you start out of?

In Post-Trip Reports » My Sequoia National Park snow adventure.
April 02, 10:20pm

Re: The Grand Eight
Nice job Dave. It must've felt very committing to pull the rope for the first time.

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 02, 10:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm