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Suggestions for April 4 Spring Break. Southern Utah? Others?
I am looking for an outdoors trip for my son's spring break. It's one week beginning April 4. I'm up for anywhere really. It seems like southern Utah might be a really good option. Is w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for April 4 Spring Break. Southern Utah? Others?
February 02, 8:10pm

EE 0F degree quilt vs WM or FF 0F degree bag
Its not unusual to wake up with your quilt wet from condensation in that area in the winter. I would recommend a light synth quilt over your existing 20 quilt. The synth will dry out a bit better...

In GEAR » EE 0F degree quilt vs WM or FF 0F degree bag
January 30, 9:15am

3-4 day hike in Rockies
The Winds would be on my list. Bradford's pics are really nice. I would also consider the Weminuche Wilderness out of Durango with family and kids that age. The old steam train is pretty c...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3-4 day hike in Rockies
January 29, 11:04am

Cat can stove
I have used a cat can stove quite a bit and have found them easy and light. I have since moved to a Zelph Starlyte with a sidewinder cone windscreen. The Starlyte weight is not much different tha...

In GEAR » Cat can stove
January 27, 2:27pm

Spring break hike GA AT
I think you are probably good with that. Expect cool and very wet that time of year. You'll probably also be in the surge of thru hikers, so don't expect solitude or empty shelters. I wo...

In Gear Lists » Spring break hike GA AT
January 22, 2:13pm

Virgin Falls and Cheaha SP overnights.
Great report, especially the photos. For some reason, I have never made it over to Virgin Falls, I think because the walk is so short. I need to get over there.

In Post-Trip Reports » Virgin Falls and Cheaha SP overnights.
January 22, 8:30am

Virgin Falls
Thanks for sharing the photos. Let us know if you hear anything else about the Pogue Creek area. I have heard nothing about this yet.

In Photo Gallery » Virgin Falls
January 15, 8:22am

How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking.
My parents took us camping a few times, but we never backpacked. My dad had a yellow canvas tent that probably weighed 50 pounds. But they introduced me to undiscovered or at least deserted areas...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking.
January 12, 1:59pm

Shelter help needed
I think there are several important parameters to consider: 1.how much rain you have, 2.how many bugs you have, 3. do you like a floor. Do you need/want full time bug protection? That decision ...

In GEAR » Shelter help needed
January 09, 12:30pm

malto
It's powdered. Ive only used it in the brew room

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » agglomerated maltodextrin source
January 02, 9:56pm

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