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Re: Shoulder Season in Yosemite
Ike, I consider getting a compliment from you about having good looking backpacking food as a significant achievement :)

In Post-Trip Reports » Shoulder Season in Yosemite
October 21, 11:32am

Re: Shoulder Season in Yosemite
Erik, it's an informal list that I put together myself just browsing through Hillmap. My criteria was pretty arbitrary, any major tributaries that drain into a named river. And I added Cherry C...

In Post-Trip Reports » Shoulder Season in Yosemite
October 21, 11:29am

Shoulder Season in Yosemite
A weekend trip with a few BPL friends to a lesser-visited corner of Yosemite... The South Fork of the Merced River was flowing well due to recent snow melt. It wins the award for best-tastin...

In Post-Trip Reports » Shoulder Season in Yosemite
October 21, 10:48am

Re: Help with a quick Yosemite trip
No overnight parking allowed on Tioga Road or Glacier Point Road beyond Badger Pass after October 15. The road to Hetch Hetchy (Evergreen Rd) and Cherry Lake Road are closed due to the Rim Fire...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help with a quick Yosemite trip
October 19, 7:08pm

Re: Above Treeline

In Photo Gallery » Above Treeline
October 18, 10:00pm

Re: MLD Superlight Bivy
+1 for the Katabatic Bristlecone. I've had one for 2 years now and like it a lot. It is nearly identical to the MLD one in terms of features and quality of construction, except for the full net...

In GEAR » MLD Superlight Bivy
October 18, 10:11am

Re: New Material. Feedback Wanted.
I like that you're trying to be innovative... but it's probably not a product I would buy. It sounds like it fills roughly the same market as PU coated materials (more waterproof, heavier, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Material. Feedback Wanted.
October 18, 9:58am

Re: Is Tyvek Really That Bad?
Tyvek definitely offers more protection, so it's not unreasonable. Though polycro is pretty durable, I've had the occasional pine needle, pine cone, or sharp rock poke a hole through it. I ...

In GEAR » Is Tyvek Really That Bad?
October 18, 9:41am

Re: Haekel Col-Ampitheater Lake-Sawmill Pass 9/16-24
Two thumbs up!

In Post-Trip Reports » Haekel Col-Ampitheater Lake-Sawmill Pass 9/16-24
October 17, 8:41pm

Re: .5 oz cuben stuff sack?
I have a 0.51 oz cuben stuffsack that I use for small stuff and toiletries. After 2 years of use it is covered in tape from stuff poking holes in it and from the stitched seams starting to pull ope...

In Make Your Own Gear » .5 oz cuben stuff sack?
October 17, 4:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm