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We had no problem showering and doing laundry the day we arrived back in base camp. Its not really that hard. Possibly if you dally on on the trail or in camp and get a late start you could run sh...

In Philmont » The Southwest Chief
August 06, 5:55pm

I used driducks , was glad to have them, and found them perfectly suitable. Pants were much appreciated, I spent 1.5 days hiking in rain. Crossing Mather pass in wind, rain, hail, and whiteout co...

In Gear Lists » gear list JMT Aug 16-Sept1
August 06, 4:08pm

guitar lake alternative
There is a small lake above guitar lake. May or may not be as crowded as guitar lake, but its close to the switchbacks. And, you can get an awesome twighlight view. My second favorite campsite o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guitar lake alternatives
August 05, 6:48pm

record attempt
Jenn had giardia a couple weeks ago, they think Krissy could have gotten it from her and it just began to show after its incubation period when they started the attempt. Or, it might not have ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 05, 6:36pm

mtr or vvr
If I did it again I would skip MTR resupply. Its only 1 day from VVR for me, 2miles out of the way, requires a few hrs of time, and is hot as hell at the low elevation. I did the trail in 14 day...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
August 05, 12:43am

I mowed the yard on a sunny 93f humid day, and tried both a 6oz merino l/s, my RAB l/s that weighs 3.5 oz, and my exofficio reef runner. The ex officio was hands down the coolest, and is mosquito r...

In GEAR » Favorite high Sierra shirt?
August 04, 7:28pm

Just finished jmt and the only things I used my tiny stash of tp for was blowing my nose, and blotting my glasses after washing them. Rocks,sticks, and small pine twigs with soft green needles d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
August 02, 11:20pm

sleeping bags
I have 3 good bags, 25F synthetic 30F down 35F down 2 good quilts 40F down 20F down

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 09, 8:53pm

"what gear just makes you happy using it?" Everything down that it really light. Montbell jackets, WM bags, EE quilts.

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 6:30pm

You dont want any light food. Light means no calories. You want food without water content, because that is 0 cal/oz added wt. Probars, as said previously, make decent first breakfast for me, o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » food
July 05, 5:23pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm