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synthetic over-quilt
I recently purchased a 50* Synthetic quilt from EE for these same purposes. It arrived a couple of weeks ago but our (rare) cold winter storms are already done until next winter, so I won't ge...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Challenging weather- how would you handle this situation?
April 03, 3:03pm

Post-hike rituals
Rinse off with the 5 gallon jug of water I left in my truck, throw on some fresh clothes and then find the nearest hole in the wall taco shop. No shortage of authentic, good Mexican food in CA.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post-hike rituals
April 03, 10:11am

Post hike rituals- gear maintenance
I like to get my gear hung up, washed and put away right after getting home from a trip but it doesn't often happen that way. Most of the time, if I get home on a Sunday evening from a trip, a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post hike rituals- gear maintenance
April 03, 10:00am

Thanks guys!
Thanks fellas, I'll take a look at these suggested routes on the map.

In Pre-Trip Planning » April Overnighter in the Tahoe Area
April 03, 12:24am

April Overnighter in the Tahoe Area
I'm heading up to the Lake Tahoe area for a week. Will mostly be doing the family thing and perhaps a few days on the groomers but might have the opportunity to sneak away for a quick overnigh...

In Pre-Trip Planning » April Overnighter in the Tahoe Area
April 02, 5:22pm

3 Passes Route, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand
Wow! What a classic read! I've poked around Arthur's Pass for a couple of days about 10 years ago. Really enjoyed the area and always wanted to get back to give the place some more tim...

In Post-Trip Reports » 3 Passes (extended version) Route, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand
April 02, 11:51am

Glacier Divide Loop
Great trip report Andy! Looks like a real adventure, especially going for it solo. Glad it was your pole breaking and not a leg... How were temps and snow conditions? I was hoping to get up...

In Post-Trip Reports » Glacier Divide Loop ~ Piute Pass, Alpine Col, Lamarck Col
April 02, 10:34am

Short Weekend Trips from the Bay Area with a Dog
Like Justin said... generally most of the National Forests allow dogs. So while it's a little bit more of a drive, that means you've got options like Los Padres NF to the south (from Big...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Short Weekend Trips from the Bay Area with A Dog
March 25, 3:27pm

Ibex Hoody vs Cap 4 Hoody
My strictly non-scientific findings are that the Cap 4 is warmer. I own both pieces and have hiked in both. I've typically used either piece as a thin midlayer rather than a base layer (my ...

In GEAR » Ibex Hooded Indie or Capilene 4 Expedition Weight 1/4 Zip Hooded Top
March 25, 10:11am

Modified Kovea Spider
Looks like a clever set up. Would live to hear how it works out.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Kovea Spider
March 25, 9:54am

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