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snowshoes
snowshoes are lighter and faster and easier on steep icy trails, particularly if you are summitting. so many trails in the east cant be skied. but you are in Utah, so definitely keep teleing.

In Winter Hiking » Updgrade Tele gear or get Snowshoes?
January 08, 5:29pm

snowboard pack
snowboard packs are designed to carry boards but the straps also cn hold shoes. so that is the best carry option. many ski packs can do both too.

In GEAR » Daypack for carrying snowshoes
January 02, 5:42am

camels hump
I agree the boots seem inadequate. I would always wear insulated boots for the winter, some times that isn't enough (ie you would need plastic boots or pac boots). I also think your glove/mit...

In GEAR » Gear List for 3-day trip up Camel's Hump, VT (4,000 FT, -20ºF Windchill)
December 25, 7:48am

camels hump
camels hump is a very special place and it gets extensive use all year round. I actually don't remember if the rangers patrol in the winter, but they may. In any case, you really shouldn'...

In GEAR » Sleep system for Camel's Hump, VT? 4,000ft
December 24, 8:12am

klarus
after searching all the options I could find, I settled on the klarus mi10 as the best AAA light for everyday and emergency use. extremely bright on high, but also offers 60 hours runtime on a pre...

In GEAR » Best UL light and Backup Light Combo
December 19, 8:53pm

bothy
a bothy bag is really perfect for what you want. much warmer than a tarp and way easier.

In GEAR » temporary shelter for day hiking in PNW
December 18, 7:17pm

softshells
For trail work, I would think about looking for something cheap, so searching Landsend or Cabela's, campmore, etc, the discount outdoor gear places. So I find for example: http://preview.ti...

In GEAR » Looking for a good softshell that can withstand serious abuse
November 20, 6:22pm

bothy
I think a bothy bag is the very best emergency option available. Around 8 oz for a two person, so you could save 2lbs by dropping the bivy and the bag. the bothy would also be much better if yu w...

In GEAR » winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad
October 08, 6:36am

Re: Re: Lightest snowshoes on the market today?
the wakan is interesting and something I hadn't seen. Are these lighter at 410g or is your listed weight for two? these are Alum not steel. I wonder if that would satisfy the requirement to w...

In GEAR » Lightest snowshoes on the market today?
September 25, 7:30pm

whites
your set up looks fine to me. You aren't bringing a windshirt and you may want to bring something like that. But you will have your overnight gear, so should have enough to keep warm. The wi...

In GEAR » Hiking in the Whites, 1st wknd in August, need above treeline advice.
July 21, 5:31pm

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