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Weight not the only facdtor
As far as the mass you have to move down the trail, no difference. But there are so many other factors - how far apart are the water sources, how reliable are they, how hydrated are you, what have ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is the weight of water that you've already drunk that much different from the weight of carried water?
January 22, 2:21pm

the scoop
http://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/tmconditions.htm about the most recent info you will find

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Winter biking Tuolumne Meadows
January 22, 2:13pm

Re: Who's nailed into the dining room floor to test pitch a shelter?
Practical tip from a contractor who has to cover finished floors all the time to protect them from remodeling damage - a nail driven thru the carpet into the subfloor will come out clean and leave ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Who's nailed into the dining room floor to test pitch a shelter?
January 18, 2:48pm

Re: Routes below/near the snow line for winter backpacking
Trouble is that the snow line is constantly changing (well, it is in a normal winter..). what I would be looking at are coast range areas, especially Ventana Wilderness and points south. Unless you...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Routes below/near the snow line for winter backpacking
January 14, 6:25pm

Re: Re: re: YARTS
Unless it means a lot to you to be able to say you've hiked every foot of the JMT in one trip, I'd suggest that if you get extra days you still start at Tuolumne. Having done the whole thin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT in Mid-July- Looking for Itinerary Critiques
January 11, 4:37pm

Re: There should be snow
In April, it will be mostly walking up 120 from the gate. So I'd suggest running shoes for the walking. What I've done in similar situations is to wear my running shoes until the solid snow...

In Winter Hiking » Advice: Ski up 120 to Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center hut
January 11, 4:25pm

Re: Technical Description of Capilene ?
This is not exactly technical, but might be useful info. I have used a couple generations of Capilene - including the very first, which I still have in the form of a shirt that is half capilene and...

In GEAR » Technical Description of Capilene ?
January 10, 4:06pm

Re: External pack frame flexibility.
Flexibility in external pack frames is a game that has been played a lot of ways over the years, from Jansport's mechanical connections and relatively thin-wall tubing to the North Face "B...

In GEAR » External pack frame flexibility.
January 07, 10:53pm

Re: MSR white gas stove pump failure
Definitely not a result of using old fuel. The whole "bad white gas" issue is questionable, but if it does occur, what you'd get would be poor combustion performance and maybe cloggin...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 01, 1:26pm

Re: Re: Re: tried the pack on medium
Michael - I think you are on the right track here in terms of adjustment, though It's not entirely clear to me from the photos where the point at which the shoulder straps meet the pack is in r...

In GEAR » Please help me fit my pack
December 30, 6:40pm

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