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Yosemite is a breeze compared to Grand Canyon. At least as it applies to the North-south rim corridor. I dont blame them, the permits are actually handled by the Yosemite Conservancy, a non-pr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Permit Process
February 03, 4:19pm

One thing I left off is headnet,it will definitely be wanted. I use one of Peter Vacco's, ~0.35 oz . He no longer makes them. Some people like thin fingerless sun glove to keep back of han...

In Gear Lists » JMT Thru, July 2014, 14 hiking days
February 03, 4:09pm

When you notice loss of loft is a good rule of thumb. Believe it or not, thats as little as a 6-12 nights for a sleeping bag. I washed 2 this yr that were noticeably low loft after about 25 night...

In GEAR » Washing down products
January 30, 8:48pm

Here is what I intend to take in pack for July JMT, assuming get permit. Maybe this will help, maybe not. Olight I3S Eos 0.5 battery AAA Li 0.27 spare battery AAA ...

In Gear Lists » JMT Thru, July 2014, 14 hiking days
January 28, 2:40pm

I guess. It depends on size, and weight. Packaging costs can sometimes be more than shipping costs if you arent careful. I mailed a warranty softball bat back to mfg once, packaging was $17...

In Gear Swap » Shipping Cost?
January 28, 1:42pm

get rid of steripen and use AM in small dropper bottles saves 5.5 oz get rid of heavy water bladder, a 2L platypus weighs 1.2 oz saves 4 oz lighter compass saves 1.5 oz get rid of pillow saves ...

In Gear Lists » JMT Thru, July 2014, 14 hiking days
January 28, 9:51am

Where is your bear cannister? thats a 2+ lb omission. No fuel cannister weight maps? raingear (mentioned) No eating utensil You have a lot of heavy clothing. The puffy is very heavy at 18...

In Gear Lists » JMT Thru, July 2014, 14 hiking days
January 26, 7:54pm

FS: RAB Meco Cocona 120 baselayer Pants- Small - sold
sold. thx FS: RAB Meco Cocona 120 baselayer Pants- Small These are merino with cocona enhancement. Weight is 4.24 oz on my scale. New condition. Unused. Bought for my 13 yr old son...

In Gear Swap » FS: RAB Meco Cocona 120 baselayer Pants- Small
January 26, 7:37pm


In GEAR » Are there any substantial downsides to having a pot lid with strainer holes?
January 26, 4:07pm

new SMD packs
SMD facebook page says they will have their new packs at the GGG. Hope someone takes some pics and notes to bring back and post.

In GEAR » new SMD packs
January 24, 5:48pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm