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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

Ha! I've personally done the JMT 3 times. This first 2 were speed records at the time (beaten multiple times since), the 3rd was an 8-day backpack. That 3rd trip was BY FAR the most fun! Bu...

In Philosophy & Technique » JMT Record Attempts - 2014
May 21, 1:42pm

Rules of engagement
Every year several people indicate that they're going after the JMT record. Actually getting to the start line is an accomplishment in itself. I hope everyone will remember and adhere to the ba...

In Philosophy & Technique » JMT Record Attempts - 2014
May 21, 7:25am

UD Fastpack
I don't know if you can get a UD Fastpack yet. As far as I know there are just a few protos in existence. I suppose you could ask Buzz... They should be available in August.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
May 19, 5:00pm

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