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annual hike?
I think you have started an annual family hike. Lonesome Lake and Zealand huts also have easy access trails with nice day hike options to higher peaks with views and proximity to water, lakes and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » White Mountains - Carter Notch
August 20, 8:52am

Yeah, my map was worn at that spot between JMT and Matthes Crest. Indeed it is Echo Lake I was looking at. (National Geographic map of Yosemite)

In Post-Trip Reports » Cathedral Range, Yosemite National Park, CA
August 19, 1:35pm

off trail?
Thanks, Bob. I see where you might have been below the Matthes Crest near Edna Lake?

In Post-Trip Reports » Cathedral Range, Yosemite National Park, CA
August 19, 6:35am

For your at home gear list: Book on the Sierras
At the book store at Little Yosemite Valley at the Visitors' Center: History of the Sierra Nevada by Francis P. Farquhar Its short chapters on various topics of the Sierras make it very r...

In GEAR » For your at home gear list: Book on the Sierras
August 18, 4:30pm

water bottle
Just got back from 11 days in Yosemite mostly north of Tuolumne. No bugs with one exception...Macabe Lake. Boy, was I glad to have some DEET! "I think 1L of water will be enough for me. I...

In Gear Lists » JMT 2010 Solo Hike - Aug 21st
August 18, 4:02pm

off trail?
"Then more cross-country took us past Tressider Pk and back to the main trail to the finish." Could you explain this a bit more, Bob. Were you climbing towards the peak off-trail? ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Cathedral Range, Yosemite National Park, CA
August 18, 11:39am

wool socks?
I was surprised to see rag wool socks on sale in the Yosemite Sport Shop in the Valley. Did not think them still popular for summer time use. Aug. 17th: Tenting area four miles from Little Yose...

In Gear Lists » JMT 6 days
August 18, 11:16am

VVR arrival and departre
I approached VVR from Goodale Pass and Trail. Enjoyable hike. I stopped only to get a resupply, ship dirty laundry and used maps, etc. home, and phone home. At the suggestion of the owner, I h...

In Gear Lists » JMT Hike by Boy Scout
August 18, 11:04am

no bugs
I hiked earlier in Aug. no bugs No towel. I took two swims, no towel needed. Things dry very fast at altitude. Ditto about cape/poncho as rain gear unless you are used to it. I use the Wi...

In Gear Lists » JMT 2010 Solo Hike - Aug 21st
August 01, 9:02pm

wood burner

In GEAR » Wood Burning Stoves Education
August 01, 8:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm