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Re: taking my own 13 year old
"we are going to plan for a 10 day hike, but I am not sure we can do it, but I am 80% we can." My oldest son and I did the JMT in just under 10 days, he was 19, (6'3", 200lb.)...

In Philosophy & Technique » JMT with my 13 year old
December 17, 1:46pm

Re: Re: Condor Trail
Rather than start into new trails I would love to see the existing network of trails cleared. I had a trip two weeks ago in Big Sur cut short when the trail I was on disappeared. And as far as po...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New 400 mile Condor Trail to span Los Padres NF.
December 17, 1:38pm

Re: Gear list with weights
I would look for an alternative to 18.5oz trekking poles. There are alternatives from GG that take it down to below 8 oz. And remember this weight is in motion just like your shoes and will be a ...

In Gear Lists » My start at Ultralight camping.
December 15, 10:34am

Wildcats
I was wearing Salomon XA 3d Ultras and recently switched over to the LaSportiva Wildcats. I can contrast those two. The biggest difference seems to be the generous toe box on the wildcats. It is...

In GEAR » NB 876, La Sportiva Wildcat, Montrail Rockridge or similar Innov-8? Sizing?
December 11, 12:50pm

Re: MSR Lightning Ascent - Opinions
Juston, I have the MSR Denali evo ascent which are 22" and I also have 6" tails for a total of 28" Even the straight 22" are fine for late season "Sierra Cement" whi...

In GEAR » MSR Lightning Ascent - Opinions
December 06, 4:08pm

Re: Flexible 3 season quilt sleep system
If your quilt is even close to a Golite UL-20 (older model) in warmth then I would think it would keep ME warm down below 30F. (I use a very similiar setup.) You may sleep colder but I would be o...

In GEAR » Flexible 3 season quilt sleep system
December 06, 1:14pm

Rent snowshoes
Many REI's and other sporting good shops will rent snowshoes. If you check around you might find that you can try out a variety of them. Also, I recall a shop in the SF Bay area that sold the...

In GEAR » First time snow camping. Advice please.
December 06, 1:09pm

Re: re: 3 season
I use a LS cap 1 base down to about freezing while hiking. The only addition that I generally will make is a windshirt if it raining/windy/really cold. When stopped I have a ex light and I can ad...

In Gear Lists » Insulation Layer & Gloves for Winter Camping along AT
December 06, 11:47am

Resupply
I have a total of 21-22 resupply points planned for the PCT. Most will be 3 days apart for SoCal with some heavier 5 day carrys up in Washington. Still to be determined is whether to do a 6 day h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Resupplying on a PCT thru
December 02, 9:00am

How old?
I bought about 9 months a LS version of the Cap 1 and love it. Not sure if its the "newest" or not but it weighs 5.2oz. in size large. I got it in white and wear it year around for sun p...

In GEAR » Anybody have Golite's newest line of baselayer?
December 01, 7:49pm

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