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Sleeping Pad
>> Oh, and I'm still saying get a cheap closed cell sleeping pad...dirt cheap, light, and indestructible. I agree, if you can manage to sleep comfortably on one. If not, I would still...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 22, 2:41pm

Re: MORE INFO/DETAILS
Sleeping bag. I'm going to suggest a TWO BAG strategy. I would get one good quality UL down bag, rated to 35-40 degrees or so, something like a Western Mountaineering HighLite. Also a synthet...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 22, 1:50pm

Re: Fly needed in GCNP in late May?
There's plenty of shade at Bright Angel Campground; no need to bring a tarp for that. What you DON'T need is the tent body. Just bring the cuben tarp in case of rain. I rarely need a s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Fly needed in GCNP in late May?
April 22, 10:46am

Re: Re: Re: MRT...
It's on my calendar and I'd really like to go... BUT I'm not a winter camper and I'm a total weenie about the cold. They're forecasting below freezing temps for Saturday night....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan GGG (or just a plain old backpacking trip)
April 22, 8:31am

Re: Thesis Survey Round 2!
One thing I noticed right away, in one of your first questions. You ask for the average base weight, and the choices are 5-10, 11-15, and so on. So, what happens to base weights between 10 and 11...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thesis Survey Round 2!
April 20, 9:27pm

Re: thanks
My experience is that the 7-8oz jackets have about 1.5 to 2.5oz of down fill, while the 11-12oz jackets have 3-4oz. I have a Montbell "UL Down Inner" jacket in the first category and a...

In GEAR » warmth of UL down puffy
April 05, 6:44am

Re: warmth of UL down puffy
My son has the same pullover. Has had it for a year now. It's basically a down "sweater" and not a full-blown down jacket; never has that Michelin-man puffy look. With a midweight ba...

In GEAR » warmth of UL down puffy
April 03, 1:28pm

Depends on the flow rate
Bottom-up Narrows is a great dayhike. I would allocate at least 5 hours. You need to take the shuttle all the way to the end (Temple of Sinawava) then walk to the end of the Riverside walk, about a...

In GEAR » What footwear for The Narrows Zion?
April 03, 11:19am

Re: Re: Re: Re: MRT in April
Ooooh, gonna have to look for that one! Eddington Creek is nice. Found a bunch of watercress growing there on a May hike. Yummy.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan GGG (or just a plain old backpacking trip)
March 27, 1:30pm

Re: MRT in April
@Jennifer, Oh no! I broke my ankle last March. I feel your pain! I usually camp at the Seton Creek campground and drive to the Red Bridge in the morning. Not sure why I've never camped at t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan GGG (or just a plain old backpacking trip)
March 27, 7:48am

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