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A different look
You are defining economy in such a way to cause you the dilemna. To illustrate I will share a similiar dilemna on winter camping gear. I want the lightest weight optimized gear for each season. ...

In GEAR » Balancing vanity, utility, and economy
November 16, 9:36am

How to pick a campsite
Hike to you see a cool place or until you're tired then stop.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need suggestion in campsite selection along JMT
November 15, 7:08pm

Myth
The crowds are a myth. Will you see people, yes. Crowds? No. And there are things you can do to minimize it. Start hiking at sunrise and you will have the trail to yourself. Hike in the evening...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Is the JMT "crowded"?
November 15, 3:49pm

Re: Re: Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web.
"BTW, I am going hiking in Louisiana in a couple of weeks -- any advice on alligators?" Yeah, don't get eaten. There is no limit to super cool places and routes that connect the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web.
November 12, 10:32am

Not quite lazy
But a fad unmotivated. Did a 14 mile road run. Over the last few weeks I have concentrated on long runs, 13-20 miles once a week. Did a 32 mile trail run/hike three weeks ago. Getting good base ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
November 10, 7:32pm

Trail
There is a trail from the east boat dock to MTR in addition to a gutted road used by the old military vehicle. It is a major enough trail that I ran into a misplaced PCT hiker at the boat ramp tha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Logistical exits at John Muir Ranch - JMT going southbound.
November 10, 5:05pm

cash and card
You will need to carry cash because there are places that only take cash on the long trails. I took a debit card and credit card. Used the debit but had the credit as backup. I also carry my lic...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you handle your $ on a long hike?
November 09, 7:42pm

Re: Re: Do inflatable pads work ok
Doug, Bravo!

In GEAR » Do inflatable pads work ok
November 09, 7:39pm

Tried and.......
Failed as improved bread bag style feet protectors. Wore holes in a few miles.

In GEAR » The Case Against Nylon Oven Bags for Pack Organization
November 07, 5:36pm

Re: Looking good
"Patagonia Houdini, pants or jacket? It's a personal choice, but I don't like hiking all day in blazing sun in shorts. I saw lots of people with roasted legs in southern CA. I think...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
November 06, 7:35pm

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