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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hiking Distance Estimates
"Book time" for the AMC white mountain guide (NH) is 30min per mile plus 30min per 1000' gained. I tend to add it to going down rather than up. for calculating mileage i use a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Distance Estimates
August 31, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Re: re: Pole straps
EJ I've heard many stories of people getting their butts kicked a bit. Hell even Balls and Sunshine went from 30mpd down to 13 when they hit Mooseilauke. I've done so much of the White&#...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 22, 6:02pm

Re: What is the name? DS-2 not TS.. I have this one cheap and simple.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a scale to weigh my things.
August 22, 12:39pm

Re: Re: Re: re: Pole straps
oh and your latest TR was bad ass... we just need to put a few rocks in your way :)

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 21, 10:32pm

Re: re: Pole straps
I think it has to do with the terrain too. You guys out west have it easy being that your trails are graded for pack animals. Northeast we go straight up and straight down. even our flats tend to...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 21, 10:14pm

Re: Re:"1ST week of food for JMT"
would love to see a list/meal break down of that. Always fun to find new ideas

In Photo Gallery » 1ST week of food for JMT
August 21, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Fastest Known Times (FKT)
Nick in response to some of your points. Fun - Many people enjoy pushing the limits of their fitness, skill etc. Triathlon, marathon, ultras, skiing, biking, mtn biking, etc. People do it be...

In On the Web » Fastest Known Times (FKT)
August 21, 4:32pm

Re: Lot's to think about.
Hiho neighbor ;) I don't have them. i think they look strange and unwieldy ;) I am/was a skier so i'm quite comfortable mogul flicking my way down the trail with conventional poles (BD c...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 21, 3:31pm

Re: Re: Straps
+whatever we are up to on the no straps.. no baskets either (lighter and makes them fit in my Osprey holder thing better) I use my poles for balance and braking on downhills and more of a pull...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 21, 2:27pm

Re: Re: Trekking poles
No problems with my carbon poles in NH and VT. probably close to 1000mi with mine. I don't find a need for straps so i can let go if they get stuck in a hole. A friend of mine had his...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 21, 7:46am

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