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Short Weekend Trips from the Bay Area with a Dog
Like Justin said... generally most of the National Forests allow dogs. So while it's a little bit more of a drive, that means you've got options like Los Padres NF to the south (from Big...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Short Weekend Trips from the Bay Area with A Dog
March 25, 3:27pm

Ibex Hoody vs Cap 4 Hoody
My strictly non-scientific findings are that the Cap 4 is warmer. I own both pieces and have hiked in both. I've typically used either piece as a thin midlayer rather than a base layer (my ...

In GEAR » Ibex Hooded Indie or Capilene 4 Expedition Weight 1/4 Zip Hooded Top
March 25, 10:11am

Modified Kovea Spider
Looks like a clever set up. Would live to hear how it works out.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Kovea Spider
March 25, 9:54am

UL Bike Gear
If you haven't already, check out It's sorta' like the BPL for bikepacking trips...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Thinking about making/selling UL bike gear...
March 21, 12:42pm

WTB or WTT Katabatic Wide Quilts
This is probably a long shot, but here goes... I've got two Katabatic quilts from 2010, a 6' Palisade and a 6' Sawatch. Both are in excellent condition and are among my favorite pie...

In Gear Swap » WTB or WTT Katabatic Wide Quilts
March 20, 11:50am

Who bushwhacks? Why?
A lot of my hiking in my local backcountry involves some amount of bushwhacking... sometimes the entire trip. I live in an area dominated by chaparral. We've got lots of tough, scratchy, th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who bushwhacks? Why?
March 20, 10:38am

Happy/Hatch/Dirty Devil hike and packraft
Awesome. Looks like a ton of fun and some amazing scenery. This TR doesn't help my internal struggle to hold off on getting a packraft...

In Post-Trip Reports » Happy/Hatch/Dirty Devil hike and packraft
March 20, 9:16am

Lets see you GEAR ROOMS!!
I don't have photos handy at the moment, but my situation sounds similar to others... With the exception of clothes and sleeping bags which can be hung in the extra closets or folded away i...

In GEAR » Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!!
March 13, 12:11pm

Mount San Antonio on a good day
Nice Adan! Glad you made it out there after this last storm... good chance it'll be our last winter storm for Southern CA until next winter. Beautiful bluebird conditions. Fellow BPLer J...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mount San Antonio on a good day
March 13, 10:56am

Sleeping Pads- Inflatable or not? Both!
I've taken to using an inflatable pad for a while now (at the moment I'm using the Synmat UL 7). I greatly appreciate the comfort of an inflatable pad and happily accept the weight penalty...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pads - Inflatable or not?
March 13, 10:29am

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