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Grand Canyon R2R2R on Bass Trails
We wanted to avoid the "corridor" trails (Kaibab, Bright Angel) and get into the real GC backcountry, so we did a rim-to-rim-to-rim (R2R2R) on the North and South Bass trails. These are ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon R2R2R on Bass Trails
October 20, 12:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Trekking Poles on Plane?
Ok, yeah, so what about tent pegs as carry on??? I guess metal = no. Tent poles?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trekking Poles on Plane?
October 16, 3:17pm

NZ info
Great info and links! Thank you! Does anyone know where to find NZ snowpack info, current vs. climatological means? Just wondering if this is a normal year or what, considering that we'll be...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand South Island, December
October 08, 2:33pm

New Zealand South Island, December
We're looking at hiking the South Island portion of Te Araroa December - early January. I have never been to NZ, and have some questions. Is December too early? We'd start at the N end...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand South Island, December
October 07, 11:39am

Socks
In my experience most of the thin poly socks don't last very long, and that includes DeFeet. What does seem to last is Pearl Izumi Attack Socks, which is interesting since I suppose they're...

In GEAR » Cheap, decent, thin synthetic socks?
October 04, 3:16pm

Re: UD Fastpack 30
Correct - the UD Fastpack 30 will have 1 bottle pocket on one of the shoulder straps and a large enclosed zipper pocket (with an inner sleeve for a smart phone) on the other. I used this for a 5-d...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 17, 4:57pm

UD Fastpack 30
Note that UD has a 30L version of the Fastpack coming in about January. Very similar design, but deeper (you can put a standard RidgeRest in there rolled up). This should also make the side pockets...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
September 16, 6:01pm

Re: ice ax
For low angle snow I use poles. For steep stuff a short (50cm) ax works great & does everything I need. You can put the shaft in deep enough to create a good handhold/self belay, bury the pick ...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 1:34pm

UD Fastpack
I provided input to design & did extensive field testing for the UD Fastpack series. I did 2 hikes (a 3 night & a 2 night trip) in the desert this spring carrying the 20L: http://blog.u...

In GEAR » Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20
September 08, 5:10pm

Re: JMT Unsupported Attempt
Looks like he finished at 11:05am. If I have the numbers right, it works out to 3d10h55m. Wow! It's nice that one of the spot points shows that he took the JMT proper, vs. the Mist trail. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT Unsupported Attempt
August 29, 1:28pm

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