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Re: Good timing...
Nice pic of Homestake, Pmags. We'll be at 10th Mtn tomorrow and Thursday. We've been wanting to climb it but haven't done it so far. Weather has been an issue. We're still talking a...

In Winter Hiking » Cheap or DIY pulk?
January 08, 9:11am

Funny you should ask. One of my friends and I were just out today. We're doing a hut-to-hut trip starting Wednesday and we cached food and an excellent selection of micro brews near the second ...

In Winter Hiking » Cheap or DIY pulk?
January 07, 11:46pm

RE: Waist belt for pulk
I tried just a waist belt and it worked fine on flat ground. But going uphill it would pull down too much. I went with a daypack with loops sewn into the hipbelt as seen in the doc at skipulk.com. ...

In GEAR » Waist belt for pulk?
January 02, 8:46pm

I'm apparently very lucky in that I don't stink while backpacking. That or my sense of smell is gone but same difference. Champion C9 long sleeves ploy shirts from Target for me. Tried more...

In GEAR » Long sleeve shirt for sun protection
January 02, 8:38pm

Re: Neo socks
I highly recommend renting at least the water shoes for the Narrows. The day before we did the Narrows, we did Mystery Canyon, which ends in a rappel into the Narrows. I was in trail runners and us...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Major road trip to western parks - mainly Yosemite
January 02, 11:09am

I would have agreed with you 10 years ago. But times and technology change. LOTS of excellent beers in cans now.

In Chaff » "Beer in a Can"
December 29, 4:02pm

Oskar Blues news
Oskar Blues has moved G'Knight to 16 oz cans. At 8.7% ABV that's even a bigger punch than Deviant Dale's. They also now have a 23 oz Dale's available.

In Chaff » "Beer in a Can"
December 21, 6:19pm

Thanks guys. Ben, if you do the CT in the future and need help with logistics, let me know. I live near the first 5 sections.

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking the CT - In December
December 21, 3:40pm

Backpacking the CT - In December
This was a short, fun, different, overnight. We hadn't had any snow to speak of, so why not get out for an overnight? I decided to to segment 5 of the CT. Normally this route should be covered ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking the CT - In December
December 17, 11:36pm

I haven't camped with one, yet, but I use one regularly for hut trips and they are amazing. You can haul more and if you haul less, it's still much easier. When I made the first one, using ...

In GEAR » Pulk / sled for winter backpacking?
December 17, 10:47pm

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