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Re: Whitney to Lone Pine
Getting down to Lone Pine is a pretty easy hitch. That trailhead sees lots of traffic and everyone driving out of there has to go through Lone Pine. 395 isn't that hard to get a ride on either,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney to Lone Pine
February 13, 8:38am

Re: Feb 2014 - Yosemite in the Rain
This trip was awesome. It felt much more like late May than late February given the lack of snow and warm temperatures. It was probably my tenth time to Little Yosemite Valley and I see no reason t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Feb 2014 - Yosemite in the Rain
February 11, 4:55pm

Re: any reason to wear gaiters with goretex socks?
Yeah. The gaiters keep your shoes from getting packed with snow which keeps your feet warmer. Otherwise every time you pick your foot up out of a posthole you pack around your ankles with a new bat...

In GEAR » any reason to wear gaiters with goretex socks?
February 04, 4:08pm

Re: JMT Permit Process
It's frustrating. Calling in and reserving a permit during the summer usually involves dialing the wilderness permit center 15-20 times before you get past the busy signal. Of course their syst...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Permit Process
February 03, 11:51am

Re: Anyone used the same piece of cuben gear for more than one thru-hike?
Bob, the example of a backpack that got shredded that I gave earlier was a Zpacks one using the 2.92 oz per square yard polyester reinforced cuben. I just don't see the place for a cuben backpa...

In GEAR » Anyone used the same piece of cuben gear for more than one thru-hike?
February 02, 9:11pm

Re: Dirty girls
Greg, I sewed two small grosgrain loops on each of my Dirty Girls. Most of the time I don't use them, but if I run into deep snow I cut two 6" pieces of cord and tie in a quick instep stra...

In GEAR » gaiters
February 02, 10:34am

Re: Cuben
I haven't been impressed with cuben in any application other than for shelters. I have a 0.51 oz cuben stuff sack that I use for toiletries that I am pretty careful with to not put it direct...

In GEAR » Anyone used the same piece of cuben gear for more than one thru-hike?
February 02, 10:26am

Re: Underquilt
Doug, I have a spreadsheet somewhere (geek alert..) where I imported historical weather data from a bunch of the eastern Sierra weather stations (e.g. Bishop Pass, Charlotte Lake) for about a te...

In Hammocks » Underquilt for the Sierras
February 01, 1:33pm

Re:Convince me I don't want an M10?
If your primary reason for switching is more breath ability, I'd caution you to have low expectations. I have two rain coats, a light PU coated one with poor breathability by the specs, and a G...

In GEAR » Convince me I don't want an M10?
February 01, 12:47pm

Re: Extended JMT
Highway 108 has a good amount of traffic in the summer. Many PCT'ers hitchhike from that trailhead into town to resupply. Will you be coming from the east or west? Flying into SF or Reno? S...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Extended JMT
January 30, 12:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm