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It looks like going west up Cascade Canyon would be a nice foray. Any idea where the snow level would be along there in late May?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Teton & Yellowstone in late May?
May 02, 11:23pm

Grand Teton & Yellowstone in late May?
Circumstances have aligned such that I will have time to do some dayhikes in the Grand Teton and Yellowstone areas in the last week of May (coming up soon!). This is a family situation so no overn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Teton & Yellowstone in late May?
May 02, 4:13pm

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Here is a pretty good thread on the 2012 Gorilla: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=62829&disable_pagination=1 Having tri...

In GEAR » GG Gorilla vs.MLD Exodus FS
April 26, 3:43pm

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Received mine in size Large today. I'm disappointed, and will be sending it back. Good stuff: - Frame design is smart, minimalist, and effective. Combined with the waistbelt, the load i...

In GEAR » 2012 Gorilla
April 25, 8:32pm

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I use a ZebraLight too, it is an impressive piece of gear. The low beam is perfect for in-camp and reading. The medium beam is plenty for night hiking, which I do a fair amount. The high beam is...

In GEAR » Zebralight h31w/h51w Or Fenix LD01 on JMT Use
April 24, 7:27pm

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Paul, I saw that Osprey feature on their packs and liked it. I have replicated the function on a couple of my packs and it is even easier than the Osprey method. I threaded a piece of black bun...

In GEAR » Osprey-style trekking pole storage
April 22, 9:09pm

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Great post by Bob; concur completely. Jives with all my medical training and the advice I've gotten from current ER docs who do the wilderness thing. "The solution to pollution is dilu...

In GEAR » Iodine Povidone lighter alternative?
April 21, 10:49am

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Thanks for the great info on this pack. I am leaning towards getting one. From what I have seen, the sternum strap attachment design is needlessly complicated. Being barrel chested, I find I d...

In GEAR » 2012 Gorilla First Impressions
April 21, 10:41am

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Edward, as far as I know the PLBs that actually display the GPS coordinates are pretty big and heavy. The current crop of compact, light PLBs in the 5-6 ounce range have an internal GPS receiver, ...

In Gear Swap » WTB or Rent: Personal Locator Beacon
April 21, 9:24am

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Try the super thin Mechanix gloves with the synthetic leather palm/fingers & mesh remainder. I have found them at Target in the automotive for $15 or so.

In GEAR » Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves
April 17, 6:57pm

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