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Goose Feet
I have the Goose Feet down booties and the over-booties with dyneema on the bottom. They are warm enough to walk around in the snow, I've even stepped through the top layer of snow and down sev...

In GEAR » Down booties
November 21, 6:01am

Need suggestion in campsite selection along JMT
Like most have said camping is good almost anywhere on the JMT. There were a few places that I remember being special (in sobo order): Cathedral Lake, the north side of Island Pass, 1,000 Island La...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need suggestion in campsite selection along JMT
November 15, 4:59pm

++1 on the myth regarding crowds. The usual popular areas are populated (Whitney zone, Half Dome, Rae Lakes) but the quota system usually keeps it reasonable. If you can work a mid September hike i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Is the JMT "crowded"?
November 15, 4:28pm

Re: Heavyweight Ultralight Backpack
Thanks Dave! Andrew, I've have been considering going in from the east side. Possibly over Lamarck then Wanda Pass on the way in, and Black Giant Pass to Echo Col on the way out (or some va...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heavyweight Ultralight Backpack
November 08, 1:49pm

Heavyweight Ultralight Pack
Thanks for your comments! Greg, the stay is 6" at the top and flexes to 10" at the bottom. With the 25" length it could probably stretch to 12" at the bottom. The total vo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heavyweight Ultralight Backpack
November 07, 9:14pm

Heavyweight Ultralight Backpack
Over the last few years I've been experimenting with all kinds of pack designs. I usually go for the lightest possible options, but this time I went with the most burly ultralight materials I c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heavyweight Ultralight Backpack
November 06, 5:22pm

Re: Shoulder Season in Yosemite
Thanks for your TR and photos, man this makes me want to get back out there this weekend! (I missed this when you originally posted, I was on a shoulder season trip). "Three more trips (Nov, D...

In Post-Trip Reports » Shoulder Season in Yosemite
November 06, 5:04pm

Haekel Col-Ampitheater Lake-Sawmill Pass 9/16-24
Thanks for your trip report and beautiful photos Tom! I enjoyed reading through the whole thing, especially the Amphitheater Lake to Lake Basin section. I have been wanting to get into that area fo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Haekel Col-Ampitheater Lake-Sawmill Pass 9/16-24
November 06, 4:58pm

Mirage Arrived
I received the brand new Mirage with the manufacturers tags and inside what looks like the sealed plastic bag from Montbell. Bobby emailed the tracking info 30 minutes after I sent the $ via PayPal...

In Gear Swap » FS: NWT 900fp MONTBELL MIRAGE $225 shipped CONUS
November 04, 7:26pm

Re: Re: Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013
Thanks Ian! Picasa is an online photo storage and sharing site similar to Flickr. After I downloaded all of the photos from the trip (1,000+) it automatically stitched some of them together. It als...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013
September 21, 10:17am

All Reader Reviews by Andy Duncan

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Titanium Goat AGP AGP
I used these poles on the JMT last summer and had no problems. They are extremely light and the grips and very comfortable. The locking system is smooth and flawless. I have used them in snow and mile...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:20pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
After using the large (19oz) for the extra 5" in width and the regular (14 oz) to save a little weight I finally just settled on the small (9 oz). It's lightweight and perfect as an extended ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 01, 2:24am

zpacks Company
I ordered a Hexamid Tent on Sept. 1st and received it on the extact day Joe said it would mailed out. When I added some accessories to the order at the last minute he sent them without charging for th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 01, 2:01am