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WM Caribou
We have three WM Caribou bags I am 5'6" and the 5'6" bag was too tight for me. I also felt uncomfortable in smaller bags which is why I picked the Caribou. I also sleep cold. My...

In GEAR » WM Caribou questions
June 05, 9:53pm

Lightweight silk base layers
My Lands End silk base layers (4-4.5 ounces each) are lighter than any scrubs I have. The really cheap ones (still heavier than silks) are a scratchy polyester blend that makes me sweat like crazy...

In GEAR » Sleeping clothes
June 04, 8:37pm

Down Inner vs Alpine Light
I have both the Down Inner Parka and the Alpine Light. For most of this winter, the down inner over a mid weight base layer and a sometimes a windshirt on top was plenty warm down to about 30 deg...

In GEAR » Is the Montbell inner parka much warmer than the inner jacket?
June 03, 11:47pm

Another always cold Southern California girl
I tried on a lot of packs and the Osprey Hornet felt best to me. WM Caribou because I'm always cold and sleep restlessly, with MB Down Inner Jacket and pants if really cold Smart wool top a...

In Gear Lists » Big 2/3 for the lady
June 03, 6:22pm

No problems
here either As long as I use forum navigation instead of my browser's back tab everything works fine

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Performance Very Poor
June 01, 10:34pm

Last year
We will be doing the Rae Lakes loop the last week of July. Last year we hiked in the Cottonwood Lakes area- similar elevations to some of Rae Lakes. 40s at night, Rained hard one night, but tarp ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Rae Lakes Loop August
May 26, 7:28pm

bugs/tent
mostly mosquitoes in the sierras and elsewhere I'm not afraid of them, they just annoy me. My husband also is a spider bite magnet- he's had three bites get infected and required packing/...

In GEAR » Your ideas for a 3 person plus 1 dog shelter
May 25, 9:12pm

Your ideas for a 3 person plus 1 dog shelter
I've been trying to figure out our shelter options when our family goes backpacking. We've got a REI Half Dome 4 person tent that weighs in at almost 9 pounds- which works out to 3 pounds ...

In GEAR » Your ideas for a 3 person plus 1 dog shelter
May 25, 6:42pm

Gunnison Spur
Great Pictures Michael Tejas looking pretty sharp- even in the one where he looks drenched.

In Post-Trip Reports » Gunnison Spur Trail w/alternative routes
May 21, 6:34pm

Hiking at high elevations
+1 on going up early and just doing day hikes. Even then- last year we camped for 2 nights at 10000 feet and then hiked up with a 2000 foot gain over just a few miles. When we got up to 12000 feet...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking at High Elevations
May 21, 1:14pm

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