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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

Re: Brooks Cascadia
@Max: the Brooks Cascadia and Pure Grit are totally different shoes. The Cascadias are a fairly traditional cushioned running shoe, and the Pure Grit are more minimalist with a low heel drop. T...

In GEAR » Hiking Boots
February 19, 8:09am

The best ITBS exercise
I've had ITBS a few times. If you browse running forums, you will find many ITBS sufferers, including me, swear by "Walt Reynolds' ITB special." The name sounds goofy, but doing...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Questions about knee pain.
February 19, 7:51am

Re: Gear List for a couple's *tentative* PCT 2013
A good list overall. A few quibbles: The FroggToggs/Driducks (I actually prefer O2 Rainshield myself) jackets should be fine. But I doubt that the pants will last the whole way. You can get a...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a couple's *tentative* PCT 2013
February 14, 4:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott S

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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