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And then there's me
I probably have the worst average campsites by far, arriving at or after dark. But, I have unrivaled sunset and sunrise views while hiking in the evening and early morning,

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
February 06, 6:44pm

Re: Re: JMT alternatives
" You get 90% of the PCT " I don't think so. Maybe 90% of the JMT. --B.G.-- All those letters are confusing. 90% of the JMT. Is that better?

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Alternatives
January 30, 7:06pm

JMT alternatives
Start at Sonora and end at Cottonwood Pass or vice versa on the PCT. You get 90% of the PCT and I believe you can summit Whitney from the west, though I would check that.

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Alternatives
January 30, 3:22pm

Sometimes plans work
I had my 2011 PCT hike planned out to the max. Had the full schedule, airline tickets for the return book, resupplies boxed and addressed. I held my schedule within a couple of days and with the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thru-Hiking: When to plan and when to let it go?
January 25, 12:41pm

Reese's Cups
The ones made by Hershey. :)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » BEST WINTER FOODS?
January 07, 6:07pm

Re: Out of respect?
"I would think or HOPE that others would not take his design out of respect for him and his work. It's kind of sad when people take others hard work and designs and seek to make a profit i...

In GEAR » Have any pack manufacturers adopted the McHale Bypass Harness design?
December 22, 7:34pm

Re: PCT start date - Carson Pass CA
As Bob said it will depend on the year. As a general rule I would target July 1st and adjust accordingly to the snow conditions. by the way, the problem would be in that area, it will be north of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT start date - Carson Pass CA
December 21, 7:16pm

Agree
"it came up in conversation that it's human nature to remember the good and play down the rough times. Similar to the behavior of taking photos of weddings and babies, but nobody is posing...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice from long distance walkers....
December 19, 3:07pm

Re: Advice from long distance walkers....
I took a leave of absence from a well established career. My advise is to maintain as much flexibility post hike as far as a career goes. often you will see a post saying "I hate my job, I w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice from long distance walkers....
December 18, 10:47am

Not for me
Unless you are planning to mostly stay in shelters then I would do a bit more than a poncho tarp. Would work on the PCT but not AT IMHO. Also, is that pad really how you want to spend several mon...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL List - Thru Hike Capable?
December 17, 6:58pm

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