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Death Valley
Cottonwood/Marble Canyon is a very nice hike in DV. 30 mile loop which can be added to with some exploration of other side canyons. Very cool. I normally sleep under the stars in DV.

In Post-Trip Reports » Going to Vegas, Death valley or Lake Mead
February 28, 7:20am

Rain in CA
Yes, I could have been a bit more clear. I was talking the Sierra vs. Ca in general. And I do about a trip a month, year round so I have quite a few data points. Point about down working fine ye...

In GEAR » Down only for winter?
February 27, 7:51am

Ideal Time in Sierra
August is probably your best bet. Blood suckers are virtually gone and the snow is not likely an issue. If planning to hike off Tioga Road in Yosemite then watch for when the road will open. I wo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions for Father and 8 y/o Son
February 27, 5:41am

Yosemite/Kings Canyon
I suggest that you hike off of Tioga Road in Yosemite. A couple of options: Vogalsang area from tuolumne meadows, ten lakes or The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. You can make some great trips and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions for Father and 8 y/o Son
February 26, 4:38pm

Re: Backpacking light?
Is that a third glove? :O

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking light?
February 26, 2:10pm

No problem
Carry down UL-20 quilt year round. I have only been rained on twice in CA. Once in winter at night and once a deluge of rain and hail in the afternoon. Also, if you're hiking in Sierras, it ...

In GEAR » Down only for winter?
February 26, 2:08pm

I'm a crazy..
Ordered one yesterday. It is about the same price as MLD but is slightly larger with no weight penalty. I wanted to move to tarp bivy and decided this time around to go all the way to the edge of...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light Stealth NANO
February 23, 11:24am

lighten it up
remove all three sections of the ring between the supports. Then you can bend the supports to increase the diameter. And it's lighter

In GEAR » perfect heineken pot holder - almost
February 22, 1:34pm

hetch hetchy
Hetch hetchy is a great area to snowshoe out of. Once you climb out of the canyon there are a multide of route based on capability and desire. The road is generally open though there is limited h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First Full Snow Trip
February 19, 2:16pm

Sierra Cement?
I'm still waiting for the cement to cure in the sierra. Been up three time so far this year and wish I had larger shoes than my 22" Denali evo ascents with the 6" tails. I personall...

In Winter Hiking » Lightning Ascent Help
February 04, 2:35pm

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