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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

Voila
Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM): Zone: 13 Easting: 667425 Northing: 3236250 This is WGS84, not NAD27, but unless you are digging for treasure it should be fine

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lat/Long to UTM Conversion
December 02, 8:59pm

Mitts sold
OR Helium Jacket still available

In Gear Swap » FS: OR Endeavor Mitt and OR Helium Jacket
December 02, 6:01pm

FS: OR Endeavor Mitt and OR Helium Jacket
OR Endeavor Mitt, size large, new and unused. A BPL favorite that has recently been discontinued and replaced by the Mt. Baker mitt, a more expensive and slightly heavier model. I'd rather pa...

In Gear Swap » FS: OR Endeavor Mitt and OR Helium Jacket
December 02, 7:22am

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