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"PCT: jetboil or DIY stove"
I use a pocket rocket with a Caldera cone--just the outer wall-- (that I bought used) for a windscreen. Push comes to shove, I could use the caldera with twigs to get a boil. Most importantly, the ...

In GEAR » PCT: jetboil or DIY stove
December 01, 1:50pm

"Yosemite Trip"
That's a nice trip. I've done it several times. However, working in Half Dome on either or your days is asking a lot. Take a good look at the elevation gains involved and then make an asses...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite Trip
December 01, 10:18am

Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent"
I think that I see the logic of this tent. Unlike the Hexamid long, which I own, it has a sewn in bathtub floor. I like this. It also has a 'storm door' that gives 360 degree rain/wind prot...

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
November 24, 10:12am

The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT"
For sure bikes erode trails far more than hikers. It's obvious if you hike on trails open to bikers. (Of course, the composition of the trail effects the degree of erosion.) I've often r...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 7:35pm

"Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras"
I've taken to calling the trail from the top of Nevada Falls to Merced Lake 'rattlesnake alley'. Certain years seem worse than others, although maybe it's just the luck of the draw....

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
November 06, 1:31pm

"Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?"
I've spent a lot of time on parts of the TRT; and I've hiked part, but not all, of the Wonderland. Hands down, the Wonderland is more spectacular, imo. And this is from someone who really l...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?
November 04, 6:44pm

"Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like"
When for an extended time I can't do major adventures, or even three day hikes, I find some small thing that I can look forward to each day. For me, it's a question of finding something oth...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 30, 8:09pm

Was thinking of LYV to Merced lake...but not sure how safe that would be? Any avalanche danger?
Getting to the top of Nevada Falls may present some danger; I've only done it in the early spring. but people go up here in winter all the time. Otherwise, there's potential avalanche dang...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 30, 3:40pm

"Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant"
Lake Tahoe has lots of winter hike options. If things get crappy you can rent a cheap motel room and go out for beers and dinner.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 29, 11:20pm

"Failing #3 Zippers?"
I really like the Fly Creek UL1 tent--except for the zippers. They've failed on me as well, several times. And yes, I've babied them. I wish Big Agnes would upgrade to a number five or more...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 30, 10:57pm

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm