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Wind River High Route
Thanks for sharing. The Winds are on my list and you've certainly blazed some possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Better than the Sierra High Route: A Complete Guide to the Wind River High Route - mile for mile, the finest non-technical Alpine route in North America
November 21, 4:16pm

Where to go in Arkansas or Oklahoma over Thanksgiving?
The Buffalo and White Rivers of Arkansas Ozarks are full of trout.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to go in Arkansas or Oklahoma over Thanksgiving?
November 21, 8:19am

Noob tarp question
Good to see you picked up a tarp. I think you can work a tarp and the lines in different ways. If you sleep under it every night, I prefer set lines that I always keep attached and set it up the ...

In GEAR » Noob tarp question
November 20, 11:58am

Los Padres. (Fathers and Children)
Love the post. I especially liked your comment on the ridiculous conversation of teen kids. I have spent many hours in those conversations. I will never forget the 42 synonyms for "poop&quo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Los Padres. (Fathers and Children)
November 11, 11:50am

Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
Its the new generation of material that got me interested. The first generation was apparently not very breathable(PU coating?). The new coating is eVent inside and out. The fabric manufacturer ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 11, 9:12am

Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
This jacket looks like a winner on almost every front to me. It looks like the lightest option. It may be the most breathable option. And it sounds fairly durable and functional. I wear a rain ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 11, 8:22am

Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
I know it costs $250, but this jacket looks very good otherwise. Five ounces and reportedly 40,000 g/m2/24hrs breathability. Its apparently cuben sandwiched between 2 event layers, so I'm ass...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 08, 3:11pm

Baking bag criticisms
These bags deserve a little love. I think they are more durable than the trash bags or compactor bags people typically use as liners. Its hard to see how these have a bigger environmental impac...

In GEAR » The Case Against Nylon Oven Bags for Pack Organization
November 07, 4:00pm

The Case Against Nylon Oven Bags for Pack Organization
I've used them quite a bit, not for pack organization so much as to keep my sleeping bag and clothing dry. I sometimes take 2 so I can wrap my sleeping bag in the bottom of my pack and keep a ...

In GEAR » The Case Against Nylon Oven Bags for Pack Organization
November 07, 3:26pm

Down and wet weather
I will say I think its easier to keep down dry in the western US(most of it anyway) than in the east. I don't know where you live. But if you live in the relatively dry west, the wet weather ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review
November 07, 1:46pm

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