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Platypus gravity filter
Bob, Last summer I took a crew of boys scouts to Philmont. We used a Platypus gravity filter for a total of five weeks during that summer (on different trips). During our prep hikes we had the s...

In GEAR » Gravityworks water filter system
September 19, 3:46am

Thanks for great write-up of your SHR trip
Tom, thanks for your great report and your photos. Andrew and I were on the Sierra High Route during the same time. We started at Road's End and went the opposite direction than you. Many ti...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route-Snow Tongue Pass to Frozen Lake Pass
September 19, 3:32am

Sierra High Route – The Trip of a Lifetime
For the last two years I had planned to backpack the complete Sierra High Route. I had read the Roper book, visualized his descriptions along the Skurka maps and day-dreamed quite often at my desk ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route – The Trip of a Lifetime
September 14, 5:49pm

Mammoth Pass then
Rafi, I gieß then your next best bet is the Mammoth Pass Station that I pointed you to before. Manfred

In Pre-Trip Planning » Historical temperature data for Pumice Flats Camp at Mammoth Lakes
August 30, 8:32am

Devils' Postpile station would be better
Rafi, The weather station at Devils' Postpile is most likely better suited for what you are looking for. It is only 1+ miles away and at similar altitude. Manfred

In Pre-Trip Planning » Historical temperature data for Pumice Flats Camp at Mammoth Lakes
August 29, 5:33pm

California Department of Water -- Mammoth Pass
Rafi, the California Department of Water has historic data for many, many weather stations. Mammoth Pass (roughly 3 miles away) shows you data about temperature rain, snow depth, etc. Of course...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Historical temperature data for Pumice Flats Camp at Mammoth Lakes
August 29, 5:28pm

Which SteriPen?
Jane, you didn't say which SteriPen you use. The SteriPen Classic and the SteriPen Journey fit perfectly on a Platypus bottle and I have used the SteriPen Classic for a long time with Platyp...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 6: Ultra-Violet Light Methods
August 29, 3:32pm

ZPacks Rain Jacket worked well
Hi Bill, The jacket worked very well. - It kept me dry in all the rain -- ok that is expected of a rain jacket - It dealt well with my sweat. Breathable rain jackets have their limits in re...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking the John Muir Trail with our 9 and 10 year old daughters
August 28, 4:37pm

Easy Test for Platypus Gravity Filter
I once found myself in the same situation with a Platypus Gravity filter and wasn't sure whether the hollow fibers were damaged by freezing temperatures. Cascade design has the following inf...

In GEAR » Did I freeze my sawyer squeeze filter to death?
August 28, 3:23pm

Kevin, We have used Tenkaras (including the one you show that goes on the trekking pole) in the Sierra for the last two years with great success. We usually fish trout for dinner and have had no...

In Fishing » Spinner fishing vs Tenkara fishing.
August 28, 10:49am

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