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JMT fkt
This seems to be the year of the female on the JMT. Heather Anderson already attempted the FKT, but failed. Now Krissy & Jenn. And Darcy Africa has said she plans to go for the (women's)...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 22, 1:53pm

Hey Aaron, The SHR is great - I think you will like it. And, I don't think you'll have any problem to get to Reds under 6 days. Flyin' Brian and I got there mid-morning of our 6th day ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra High Route next week!!!
July 20, 7:57pm

Re: Re: Sawatch 14ers thru-hike (sort of) - Colorado
Good catch on the shoes. Those are a 2015 model for which the operating name is "Mutant". They worked really well for this. 11oz shoe with the old Crosslite outsole but a different las...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sawatch 14ers thru-hike (sort of) - Colorado
July 17, 9:51pm

Sawatch 14ers thru-hike (sort of) - Colorado
Attempted to thru-hike the 15 14ers in Colorado's Sawatch Range in 5 days, but had some weather issues and only tagged 9 of the summits. Had a great trip anyhow. Here's my report: http:/...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sawatch 14ers thru-hike (sort of) - Colorado
July 17, 9:08pm

Re: Lone Pine
When I asked this question a couple years ago I was told that you can leave a car at the Chamber of Commerce for a small fee, like $20. I didn't end up trying it though.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lone Pine parking?
June 25, 10:00pm

Re: Columbia AigGill Chill Pants
7.5oz?! Really? Did you weigh them? Thx!

In GEAR » Suggestions for new hiking pants?
June 12, 4:15pm

Space blanket
I've slept inside a Mylar space blanket bag below tree line in the Sierras in summer & it was horrible. Very quickly there was a lot of condensation inside & it got cold & miserable...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » no sleep bag camping
June 10, 5:34pm

Stone Man Pass
I've done Chief's Head to Stone Man Pass, but I don't remember what it was like, which usually means that it wasn't 5th class. Here's a TR which makes it sound OK: http://thep...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 6 Days in Rocky Mountain NP
May 26, 1:49pm

Pagoda W Ridge
The route off Pagoda to Chief's Head that you have outlined is hard. Route finding is complex, and exposure is quite fierce. If you find the correct route on the West Ridge there is a 70'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 6 Days in Rocky Mountain NP
May 25, 3:53pm

Article on FKTs in general on Outside Online today:

In Philosophy & Technique » JMT Record Attempts - 2014
May 22, 12:50pm

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