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Z-Lite/Ridgerest Sol questions
I just picked up a new Z-Lite Sol which has a heat-reflecting, metallic-looking surface on one side. I have 2 questions: 1) To maximize the r value, which side should be facing up when I'm sle...

In GEAR » Z-Lite/Ridgerest Sol questions
April 03, 5:22pm

A hospice nurse did a survey of the regrets of people about to die. The top regret was failure to be true to oneself. Number 2 was working too hard. Number 5 was not letting yourself be happy. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone ever regret a thru hike??
March 27, 12:07pm

Re: 100 miles, PNW, - PCT or Wonderland?
The Trout Lake to Chinook Pass section is really stunning and, to me, one of the best 100-mile sections on the whole PCT (right up there with the JMT and northern Washington). You get Mt. Adams, G...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 100 miles, PNW, - PCT or Wonderland?
March 15, 11:29am

Swapping packs
+1 on almost all of the above comments, especially regarding a pack with stays. Though I would estimate more like 10-12 lbs. of water (5-6 L) at most. Also, I had several stretches where I carrie...

In GEAR » which pack would you recommend for PCT through hike?
March 11, 8:17am

What you need to know is how the snowpack is relative to a normal year. The NOAA site above isn't very useful for that. But postholer has a great chart with results from stations near the PCT...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2013 PCT - What kind of "snow year" is it?
March 06, 6:37pm

At shelters, you can only stay with a reservation, and you can only sleep in the shelter. The only exception is for AT thru-hikers, who are only allowed to camp if the shelter is completely full. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » GSMNP Question...
March 04, 10:14am

Re: PCT through hike list
Why not go with the Driducks? I used my O2 Rainshield jacket (made of similar material) the whole way. You might want a groundsheet to protect your tent floor from sharp or spiny things and to k...

In Gear Lists » PCT through hike list
March 03, 2:46pm

There's a lot of great hiking in that area. If you're going to do more than a few hikes, I would suggest getting the book "Flagstaff Hikes" by the Mangums. It describes almost e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Northern Arizona other than the canyon.
February 26, 9:43am

Re: SS1 Fly
And the opposite question: can you set up the SS2 inner under the SS1 fly? That SS1 inner looks really cramped for 2 people, especially with 3-season sleeping bags.

In GEAR » Tarptent SS1 as a tarp for 2
February 26, 7:01am

Minimalist shoes: avoid the hype
Just an FYI: aside from anecdote, there is zero scientific evidence that minimalist shoes prevent injury or improve your hiking experience in any way. (Even for running, the evidence is thin, pun ...

In GEAR » Running gear for backpacking
February 25, 6:45am

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm