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Re: Re: Re: A Visit to the Middle Fork of the Kings River
What a route! Thanks for the report and the excellent pictures. You've also given me a serious dose of motivation in the process.

In Post-Trip Reports » A Visit to the Middle Fork of the Kings River
July 17, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Kings Canyon National Park
"That "TRAIL NOT MAINTAINED" sign pulls me like a moth to flame." +1

In Post-Trip Reports » Kings Canyon National Park
July 17, 5:12pm

Re: Re: Delmar's Poll
""Ken, you seem awfully expert on this subject." Elementary, my dear Watson. Or should I say alimentary?

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 16, 8:50pm

Re: Re: Kings Canyon National Park
"Tom, I edited that report to add a second photo. That's just for your benefit." Golly, you make me feel so special. Cut it out, Bob; I'm going all wobbly and you're comp...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kings Canyon National Park
July 16, 5:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Kings Canyon National Park
"I'm glad that our military has guys capable of doing that sort of crazy thing." Beats the hell out of Afghanistan. ;0)

In Post-Trip Reports » Kings Canyon National Park
July 15, 8:41pm

Re: Lost Tarp
It might be better to post this one over in the General Backpacking forum, or Admin. Most people here don't frequent CHAFF, and your message might well go unread by the person who lost the tar...

In Chaff » Lost Tarp
July 15, 8:36pm

Re: Kings Canyon National Park
Well done, Bob. A most excellent adventure indeed. I must say it has diminished my ardor for ascending Baxter, just to see what is on the other side.

In Post-Trip Reports » Kings Canyon National Park
July 15, 8:02pm

Re: Thanks
" I've adjusted the itinerary as follows:" I think you've got it pretty well nailed at this point, MG. Now comes the fun part. The good thing about allowing a little extra ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI Great Western Divide traverser Sept 2014 planning
July 13, 6:24pm

Re: 'scope your knee? No Thanks...
"YMMV" +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 'scope your knee? No Thanks...
July 12, 7:38pm

Re: SEKI Great Western Divide traverse Sept 2014 planning
"Sept. 16. Day 4 Cross Thunder pass and down to Lake Reflection" Why drop all the way down to Lake Reflection and have to deal with crowds and bears? There are several areas just belo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI Great Western Divide traverser Sept 2014 planning
July 12, 2:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm