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Re: re: camp ritual
+1 on David's suggestion. It's usually below freezing where I go in the morning and I need to be on the trail quick to get warmed up. I do eat about 500 calories of no cook snacks as I pa...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best Practices: Saving Time in the Morning
June 01, 9:03am

Re: TRT No. 2
I will be up on the trail that weekend with a group. Hope to see you wiz by. Planning a 5 day hike later in July. Are you concerned with the snowpack slowing you down this early?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » TRT No. 2
May 31, 8:37am

Re: My JAM has outgrown me!
Tyler, I know we all love to buy new gear but there may be an alternative. When I switched to tarp/bivy I ended up with a bunch of extra room in my Jam. But I started packing my down quilt in my...

In GEAR » My JAM has outgrown me!
May 29, 10:12am

Re: Re: trash
Miguel, Yes, I have been to the Philipines and you called it right. I took pictures of the slums that you describe that border every wall and building. When my two kids would argue about it not ...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
May 23, 10:14pm

Many Reasons
Top 10 reasons why I carry trekking poles 1) Saved me from countless falls. 2) Stream Crossings 3) Ascents and Descents in Snow. 4) Help with Uphill. 5) Poles for Tarps. 6) Holds up Bivy when...

In GEAR » Trekking poles-who uses them?
May 23, 10:05pm

Re: JMT
" met one fellow who was finishing the JMT on his tenth day, but he had dropped 15 pounds of body weight. I guess that is OK if you are young and strong enough." I thought that was me ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT August
May 20, 12:56pm

Re: New to winter backpacking-- gear help.
Here's what I take: Upper Body - Capilene 1 for hiking, capilene 3 in the morning or if it's well below freezing. I also take a fleece most next year I will switch to a down jacket. I ...

In Winter Hiking » New to winter backpacking-- gear help.
May 20, 12:41pm

Re: "Socks for hot summers"
+1 on the Wrightsocks. They are double layer so they accomplish the same thing as sock/liner, friction occurs between layers. But they are very lightweight so your feet stay cooler and drier. Th...

In GEAR » Socks for hot summers
May 20, 9:19am

Go for it.
Tomorrow morning I will be doing the Rae Lakes Loop. This looks to be a pretty straight-forward trip with the only "exciting" part being Glen Pass, depending on when you go. I suspect t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help On A Long Decision
May 20, 9:09am

Re: Your California Pass Opening Report
"The cool spring has been great for our water supply, sub-optimal for our early season hiking plans :-)" I am loving this snow. While it changes hikes to snowshoe trips I love the sol...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Your California Pass Opening Report
May 19, 12:57pm

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