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Smokies multiday trips?
If you do Mary's trip, make sure to do a side trip on the AT to Rockytop and Thunderhead. They are close and worth seeing. Also on that loop, make sure to visit the Shuckstack tower. Its a r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies multiday trips?
February 05, 9:25am

Smokies multiday trips?
Stephen, You have lots of options on loops. You should also know there are several shuttle services in case you don't want to do a loop. My favorite loop area is to start at Big Creek tr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies multiday trips?
February 05, 9:19am

Rain Kilt
I really like the kilt, especially in mild weather. Delmar, usually I am wearing shorts when I take a kilt. If I am wearing long pants, its probably colder, and I often take rain pants. The kilt...

In GEAR » Which Rain Kilt
February 04, 4:19pm

Weekend Whitewater Rafting Destinations?
You have a lot of options within 8 hours. I will start with the ones I have the most experience with. The Big South Fork of the Cumberland(Ky-Tn) has some good water and nice scenery. The Big 3 ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weekend Whitewater Rafting Destinations <10hr drive from Indianapolis?
February 04, 1:21pm

Google book
Has anyone used this yet? Its very light and cheap and has a keyboard. I understand it has a Google operating system. I am kind of stuck with windows to some extent because I work off a windows ...

In Other Activities » Help me pick a computer
February 03, 10:05am

Zelph Starlite
Love mine too The only downside is that is not too stable unless you use a come like Dan does

In GEAR » Zelph Starlyte alcohol stove
February 01, 8:29pm

M10
I think it depends on your usage. If wearing it a lot, breathability becomes more important than weight to me. If you mostly have it in your pack in case it rains, then weight becomes more importan...

In GEAR » Convince me I don't want an M10?
February 01, 8:17am

Updated SUL Clothing 40F
I agree with you that something a little fleecy would be a welcome addition if its 40 degrees and raining. And then you can probably drop the silks. I think the Cap4/T2 would suffice in the temper...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Updated SUL Clothing 40F
January 30, 1:46pm

A Desert Noob visits Big Bend
Thanks for sharing this beautiful trip. I just wish Big Bend was close to anything...something. I didn't even go out that far when I lived in Austin.

In Post-Trip Reports » A Desert Noob visits Big Bend
January 30, 1:02pm

What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
My typical big 4: Pack is a Zpacks Zero @ 5 oz. $90 Pad is a wide Xlite @ 16 oz. $125 + GG thinlight @ 2.5 oz $16 Quilt EE Rev long/wide @ 20 oz $250(app...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 30, 9:12am

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