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CA Drought and 2014 Hiking Season
Yesterday's storm gave us our first rainfall of any significance here on the Santa Barbara south coast. We got about 1.5- 2" overnight. That brings our seasonal rainfall total up to 2.5&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
February 27, 9:57am

CA Drought and 2014 Hiking Season
Here in Los Padres NF, the head ranger has already announced the imposition of Level III Fire Restrictions. The restrictions are said to be in place until the end of the 2014 fire season (maybe ne...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
January 17, 11:34am

Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
Nice review Dave. It looks like a well thought out pack with some interesting features/design concepts. I appreciate you taking the time to walk us through and explain the various components and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 16, 5:19pm

Animal noises
+ 1 what Craig said.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you get used to animal noises? What about scaredy cats?
January 14, 11:44pm

Glad to see all of your work is still progressing. The cat in the video is beautiful. I'm no expert, but from what little I know, I'd agree he looks like he's pretty young still. O...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
January 14, 11:34am

Measuring water
My Evernew cook pots have basic markings (500 ml, 1 L, etc.). If I take a bowl/cup, I use one of those Ziploc "twist n lock" containers which also have basic markings (1 cup...) I'...

In GEAR » Measuring water
January 13, 5:39pm

First Post- A Confession/Trip Report
Thanks for posting your TR Travis, looks like an incredible walk. Good inspiration for trips to alpine regions for us desert dwellers. Love the color of the glacier pools; I remember being mesmer...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Post - A Confession/Trip Report
January 13, 11:43am

Exploring the Canyon of the Little Colorado
Thanks for sharing your report. Beautiful scenery and some interesting history on the significance of the area to the Hopi.

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Canyon of the Little Colorado
January 07, 9:54am

Winter quilt users- are you awake when unroll over?
I use quilts year round. Winter temps get down to the high single digits sometimes. I use wide Katabatic quilts with the cords that wrap around my sleeping pad. The quilt stays put above me, the...

In GEAR » Winter quilt users- are you awake when u roll over?
December 21, 7:42pm

Backpackers in SB
I haven't made it out for a trip in LPNF yet this fall, but hope to rectify that shortly. Water's still a bit iffy for a lot of the forest, but most of the larger creeks and more reliable ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Backpackers in Santa Barbara
December 18, 11:29am

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