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Seki loop July 30-August August 3 2013
I've done a bit more looking at the map and based on what people have said here, I'd like to stay up a bit higher on my hike. I've come up with a couple different itineraries.(mileage ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2012
March 26, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2013
I think you have your clockwise and counterclockwise directions backwards. You are correct again. That's what I get for typing this up in little segments at while at work. I plan on do...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2012
March 08, 3:28pm

Re: Re: Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2013
Oops, thanks, I didn't proof it before I posted, and they don't let you edit subject lines.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lake Loop July 30-Aug 3 2012
March 08, 1:37pm

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

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