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Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2013
Trip Date – July 30-August 3(5 Days, 4 Nights) Plan – Rae Lakes Loop starting at Onion Valley Looking for advice/suggestions from people familiar with the area. I’ll be driving up fro...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2012
March 08, 8:37am

Re: How good is this cheap down parka you think?
This isn't the specific Uniqlo jacket you are looking at, but here is a 3 year old thread about >my impressions of a hooded Uniqlo parka that is comparable to a Montbell Alpine Light down pa...

In GEAR » How good is this cheap down parka you think?
October 25, 6:50pm

Tahoe Rim Trail
Fly in to Reno. A shuttle trip between the airport and either Tahoe City or South Lake Tahoe cost round trip $70-$80 for a 70-90 minute ride. I believe there is also a shuttle into Truckee, but I...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to fly for a week in mid October?
September 28, 2:18pm

Re: Developing a sleeping bag system
One I have a similar system that I can use from about 45 degrees to about 20 degrees. My bag is a 32F rated Nunatak quilt. I sleep warm so I can't really get much above 45 degrees in it, ev...

In Philosophy & Technique » Developing a sleeping bag system
September 28, 1:37pm

Reno?
As an adopted Californian, currently stranded on the island of Manhattan, I’ve done research on this very question, as when we moved here, I negotiated one trip a year back to the West Coast. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best City for a Fly-in 48 (or 72) Hour Mountain Hike?
September 14, 10:28am

Re: Iceland Lake--Emigrant Wilderness
Those pictures are lovely. They capture what I loved about Emigrant the one time I went there(Gianelli TH to Upper Wire Lake); that mix of granite and scraggly trees interspersed with meadows and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Iceland Lake--Emigrant Wilderness
September 13, 10:00am

Re: SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
I was actually all set on getting a Spot for my upcoming trip after reading Alan Dixon's glowing review" from just under two years ago, I thought my decision was made, but now I'm in t...

In GEAR » SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
September 13, 9:07am

Re: Bishop Pass South-North Lake Loop 9/17-21/2012
Those passing, middle of the night rainstorms are what make me reluctant to camp sans-shelter, using my tarp, ala Mike C! as a pillow. I make end up bringing the down quilt since I do have my synt...

In Gear Lists » Bishop Pass South-North Lake Loop 9/17-21/2012
September 13, 7:56am

Re: Re: All very helpful
Casey, those pictures are great. On one hand they make me really want to go into Ionian Basin, on the other, they bring home the reality of the cross-country travel, which I understood in my head, ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bishop Pass South-North Lake Loop ideas
September 13, 7:26am

All very helpful
All great suggestions and I’m printing out this thread to take on my lunch hour with my Harrison map to see what’s doable. I should have asked this question two weeks ago so I’d have more th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bishop Pass South-North Lake Loop ideas
September 12, 10:24am

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm