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Re: Re: 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
"There is also that little loop that goes by Rae Lakes (in the Sierra). Although April is not the time for that one." I did the loop in April '10 in heavy snow with snowshoes. Had...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
September 22, 4:10pm

Re: Durability of Salomon trail runners
I have gone through no fewer than five pairs of XA 3d ultras over the last three years. I would give them about the same durability as LaSportiva wildcats, brooks Cascadias and other Salomon produ...

In GEAR » Durability of Salomon trail runners
September 16, 7:14pm

Great trip
I am highly considering doing a similarly paced trip next summer. The part of the world is just drop dead gorgeous. Glad your trip worked out as almost planned.

In Post-Trip Reports » 6 DAYS AND 200 MILES ON THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL
September 16, 7:05pm

Re: "My (failed) attempt at a SHR section."
""Problem solved"...umm, I'd still suggest going in for that cardio work up. Not painful--no pain at all!--not expensive. Certainly good for peace of mind and crossing things off...

In Post-Trip Reports » My (failed) attempt at a SHR section.
September 11, 8:00pm

Eat more carbs
Problem solved. The high route is not the place to skimp on food.

In Post-Trip Reports » My (failed) attempt at a SHR section.
September 11, 6:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: My (failed) attempt at a SHR section.
""My knowledge of nutrition is very limited, but I always end up eating a lot of carbs. So probably a lot more than 30%." So, how Many calories did you actually eat? Per Hour...

In Post-Trip Reports » My (failed) attempt at a SHR section.
September 10, 7:51pm

Pct
Start - 24lb (8lb food, 8 lb gear and 8lb water) Could have started with less water. End - about the same, had the exact same gear. Heaviest - leaving Kennedy Meadows ( 9 lb gear, 21 lb. food. 2 ...

In GEAR » Thru-hiker poll: what was your average carried pack weight?
September 09, 5:55am

Compromise
This looks like a classic case of a compromise, marginal at everything, great at nothing. There is minimal bug protection, likely condensation from true waterproof lower end of the bivy and heavy ...

In GEAR » Unusual tarp/bivy combo
September 07, 10:17am

Depends
I normally carry an iPhone but also a small iPod shuffle. That combination works nice because I can either shuffle through the songs or play specific songs on the iPhone. The iPod allows me to ke...

In GEAR » whats the best trail mp3 player?
September 04, 5:28pm

Re: xtherm
"this is why although I'm continually tempted to shave the 8oz for an xlite torso, that I've stuck with the full lenth neo air xtherm as my all season pad. " This is exactly wh...

In GEAR » Torso only pads, Yay or Nay?
September 03, 3:56pm

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