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Re: Hitchhiking at Grand Canyon
I'm not sure about that particular trailhead, but in general, you'll get a ride sooner if: You're one person. Female. Smiling. No sunglasses. With a sign clearly stating...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hitchhiking at Grand Canyon
March 01, 1:05am

Re: Re: Crampons for the Grand Canyon
John, Nice links on the instructables website. They remind me of how people used to do tire chains - you wrapped a long length of chain around the rim, between the spokes, of a model-T's ti...

In GEAR » Crampons for the Grand Canyon
February 28, 7:45pm

PMs flying around
So I'm getting PMs from Kenneth and Becky about sending them trail condition reports before they leave for GCNP and possibly borrowing ice creepers from me. I PM'ed Ken, "I knew an...

In GEAR » Crampons for the Grand Canyon
February 28, 6:02pm

Re: Crampons for the Grand Canyon
When, exactly, are you going? I get there March 7th and could update you on trail conditions. And/or handoff slip-on creepers if you want. PM me with specifics if an email or text update would be ...

In GEAR » Crampons for the Grand Canyon
February 28, 1:16am

Re: SPOT/inReach SAR Alerts
>Here's a recent list: > Those selected summaries seem a bit of self-promotion by GEOS. I only see "activation - dispat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 27, 5:40pm

Re: Gear that sucks!
I got one of the these and hooked up the hose. It was a gas! But then I switched the connections. And it really sucked. I try not to buy anything from Columbia, either:

In GEAR » Gear that sucks!
February 27, 3:20pm

Re: 1/8th inch pad
Just brainstorming here, but how about a Z Lite in the desert (can't puncture that which doesn't hold air)? And put your NeoAir in a re-supply box once after the desert.

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
February 26, 9:48pm

Candle Stoves at 33,000 feet
Russell: I like your little wax stove a lot - for the reasons you mention - no fuel spills, no moving parts, ease of transport, and the novelty of it. You say, "you can take this stove in y...

In Editor's Roundtable » Candle Stoves
February 25, 11:34am

Re: Red Red
> "onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and peppers would probably dehydrate pretty well" Those all dehydrate really well. And are available already dehydrated. I order quart contain...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Red Red
February 24, 3:49pm

Re: Zion & Bryce March 14-20. Trail suggestions?
I was in Zion last March with my 9-year-old daughter. Yes, Angel's Landing is a spectacular hike. Like a lot of iconic hikes (Half Dome, Grand Canyon), wear an extra sweater and get a really e...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Zion & Bryce March 14-20. Trail suggestions?
February 24, 1:30pm

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