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transportation options? "The Wonderland Trail"
Are there any public transportation options available between seatac and the park?

In Editor's Roundtable » The Wonderland Trail
October 29, 5:48pm

Re: mid-November hiking in driving distance from St. Paul MN
Most of the SHT is closed during Firearms Deer hunting season, 11/9-11/24. Details can be found at http://shta.org/Conditions.php Closed or not and regardless of clothing color.... my own prefe...

In Pre-Trip Planning » mid-November hiking in driving distance from St. Paul MN
October 27, 7:39am

Re: Only $3,889 on Amazon!
"Some nut wants $3,889 for a hardcover edition on Amazon..." Nobody ever went broke underestimating the American Public. Somebody'll snap it up. As a matter of fact, that'd ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 24, 8:43pm

Re: Nimbus Latitude
I agree ... great pack. For some reason Granite Gear packs don't get a lot of love here (at least in Gear Swap). Would buy it except that it's too small for my winter load and much too ...

In Gear Swap » Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone Backpack
October 23, 8:40pm

Re: Hooded down jackets
Mik said: "We loose the most heat from our heads" Doug said: Uhhhhhhhhh, no. Doug is correct if one focuses on the words the most But I'm with Mik if his words are modified t...

In GEAR » can you suggest a down jacket for my needs please
October 23, 8:36pm

Re: Dark Chocolate
Anyway, an author on surviving a forced landing pointed out that if you keep a few Snickers bars in your plane, you'll eat them as a snack and not have them when you really need them. He sugges...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dark or bittersweet chocolate recommendation please.
October 22, 6:38pm

Re: Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
Yet another "there's nuttin new in the world" story! Thanks for sharing. Readily available at acceptable cost thru Amazon ... will be a fine addition to my historical library.

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 22, 4:37pm

Re: Wanted: Guylines
Stephen, Zpacks sells now sells 2.3mm reflective glowire and also lineloc 3 tensions. He does not offer free shipping but $3.95 for all orders under $100 ain't too painful.

In Gear Swap » Wanted: Guylines
October 22, 2:12pm

Re: Quick Suggestions
Also, one micro-gripe on your quilts is where the neck shock cord comes out of the top. It would be a ton better if that was on the side so it doesn't hang in your face. A contrary preferenc...

In GEAR » enLIGHTened equipment product changes in Sept.
October 21, 1:35pm

Re: Backpacking in Hunting Season
In MN I don't worry much about small game, bear or moose hunting seasons ... the participation and concentration levels of hunters are relatively low. Firearm deer season is another story ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in Hunting Season
October 14, 6:20pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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My entry into the world of tarping was with Hernry's orginal squall. Later that year the Cloudburst was introduced. I contacted him about an idea of converting my squall to use an arched front p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 30, 11:04am

1) good products 2) friendly and useful help before ans after sale 3) great customer service I'd rate Thru-Hiker a 6 if that was an option

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:10am

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
Hector, I had similar experience .... but only the first time I lit it. Since then I've been giving the pocket puck about 15-30 seconds more warmup time and it has always stayed lit. There is a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 16, 6:04am