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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

Snowshoeing
-2F and had no cold feet. Wore standard mid-weight hiking socks.

In Winter Hiking » How low have you taken your trail runners?
December 01, 8:24am

Re: hat - sun protection
I bought a white XXL Capilene 1 and cut a large square off front. I wear this under a Headsweat Supervisor. The band of the Supervisor also serves as the headlamp band. For windy conditions I so...

In GEAR » hat - sun protection
December 01, 8:19am

Cottonwood Canyon
I did the Cottonwood Canyon/Marble Canyon two years ago in March. It was supposed to be a two day but it is very easy miles and I ended up day hiking it. I was pleasantly surprised at the terrain...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter backpacking in Death Valley?
November 30, 7:53am

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