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How many nights?
How many nights are you out for? The 4-pass loop is good for 1-3 nights depending on your acclimation, ambition, and level of fitness. Fortunately there are opportunities to extend it. I jus...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Maroon Bells, Four Pass Loop
August 05, 7:41am

chickening out
I'm thinking of doing a different route instead of Loveland-Nederland on the CDT so that I can "climb high and sleep low". It would ruin the whole trip if I got sick from altitude on...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CDT Segment in Colorado -- good acclimation plan?
July 24, 11:36am

CDT Segment in Colorado -- good acclimation plan?
Hi Everyone. I'm planning on hiking along the CDT from the Herman Gulch Trailhead near the Loveland Ski area to Nederland Colorado (~45 miles). This segment is nicely connected to public ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CDT Segment in Colorado -- good acclimation plan?
June 23, 7:37am

CDT from Herman Gulch to Hessie Trailhead, Colorado
I'm planning a ~60 mile solo trip for the end of July. The leading contender is the CDT from Herman Gulch (near Loveland ski area and Eisenhower Tunnel) to the Hessie Trailhead near Nederland,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CDT from Herman Gulch to Hessie Trailhead, Colorado
April 11, 6:55pm

Ultralight is hurting my son's grades
In 3rd grade math, my son had to estimate which weighed more: a full water bottle or a sleeping bag. He chose the water bottle (of course) and was marked wrong! Sheesh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight is hurting my son's grades
March 09, 6:26am

Re: Re: CT, WM sleeping bag dilemma
Consider the marmot Hydrogen. At 25 oz not the lightest but it's wider and warmer than the summerlite (EN rated at 30 degrees compared to 36 for the summerlite). You'll save a little weigh...

In GEAR » CT, WM sleeping bag dilemma
December 17, 7:04am

Solong vs stratospire
From the Specs it looks like these are the main trade offs: Solong has greater floor area and length. Stratospire has more headroom at the sides and more vestibule space. Solong is a little li...

In GEAR » Stratospire 1 vs Slong 6
December 17, 6:32am

Solong 6 observations
I too have a Lightheart Solong 6 and would highly recommend it. A few observations: 1. The tent is very well constructed and solid. 2. Unlike other modified A-frames, there is plenty of ro...

In GEAR » Kudos to Judy @ Lightheart Gear - SoLong 6
December 12, 7:41am

Re: Fracking & STS
Thanks... that is really valuable information for PA hikers. Keep the updates coming when you get 'em.

In Pre-Trip Planning » STS potters county PA
December 07, 1:24pm

Fracking
Chris, Just out of curiosity, are any of the trails up there in north-central PA threatened by fracking activity?

In Pre-Trip Planning » STS potters county PA
December 07, 7:06am

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