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Re: JMT Hike by Boy Scout
Daniel, Rather than go through and pick apart each item I went ahead and finally posted my planned gear list for a PCT thru hike next year. If I were doing the JMT again I would change the follow...

In Gear Lists » JMT Hike by Boy Scout
June 21, 9:01am

Sierra High Route
Not quite as remote as Alaska but there are stretches of the High Route that you won't see people for days. Google Sierra High Route and you can read part of Roper's book describing the ro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » VERY remote backpacking trip.
June 20, 1:08pm

Re: Trail Conditions
I made it over in snowshoes in mid may. Based on the CDEC data for Charlotte Lake it looks like you would be snow free below about 10,500 which means only the pass and bowl below the south side wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » need advice on where to go in CA
June 18, 1:14pm

The key to solitude in Yosemite
1) Don't go to the valley. 2) Hike off Tioga Road or Glacier Point Road. 3) I have not had problems getting permits without reservations, but I'm flexible. 4) I don't think Hetch Het...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » where in the US should I go backpacking?
June 18, 9:51am

Re: Re: An Introduction
"Tarptent doesn't make a 2 person shelter lighter than 2 lbs 2oz...even counting single wall shelters." Squall Classic - 1.5lb.

In GEAR » Backpacking Light @ REI = LOL
June 17, 5:55am

A couple of suggestions
1) What seems "beyond your comfort zone" today may become status quo tomorrow. I couldn't imagine using a bivy, tarp and quilt three years ago. I evolved into it. 2) Especially as ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Advice for Neophyte ULer: If you did it all over again?
June 17, 5:47am

Ken and Bears
I would watch the very high calorie pepperoni. In heat it gets oily and downright disgusting. It took me over 6 months to be able to eat pepperoni again. Ken, I'm going on 5 years and have...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » salami
June 16, 6:22pm

Re: why not Gore-Tex in shoes?
Why not GTX 1) Read the reveiws of the Vasque Breeze GTX. The reveiwers fall into two catagories, ones whos boots leaked and those that live in the desert. (Not kidding!) My Vasque boots leaked, ...

In GEAR » trailrunners, boots
June 16, 4:46pm

An Introduction
"If you prefer a full-enclosure shelter, the lightest 2-person tent we know of at the moment is the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2, a freestanding design with a trail weight of 2 lbs. 2 oz." ...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light @ REI = LOL
June 15, 6:36am

Is it Good Enough?
You list generic descriptions for gear and then pretty much state that you can't live with less on tents sleeping bags etc. I think you have answered your own question.

In GEAR » 6 pounds for base pack - OK?
June 15, 6:34am

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