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Re: Gear List for 4 day hike this May in San Bernardino Mts and 6 Days Rae Lakes in July
Where's Mike C! when you need him? This is a traditional gear list. Heavy pack because you have so much weight, heavy boots because you have so much weight. It's circular. The first time...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for 4 day hike this May in San Bernardino Mts and 6 Days Rae Lakes in July
March 11, 1:27pm

Re: New Balance MT110
John, You might want to take a look at this thread (scroll down for Craigs post on the 110s): http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Minimalist shoes and through hiking.
March 07, 4:50pm

JMT Permit Problems.
TM is full up also, at least up till the 24 week deadline. All through trailheads seem to be full the day they open up. I am going to have to depend on a walkup in TM (there are 16 walk up slots av...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT permit problems
March 07, 2:43pm

I chose gray for my trailstar because I liked that it would blend with granite easily. Now that Ive had it for a while, Im pretty jelly of everyone's yellow shelters. They look too good!

In GEAR » Help me choose a color for my future duomid
March 07, 9:55am

Great article!
That looks like so much fun I can hardly stand it.

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Igloos
February 29, 11:54am

Quick question for Nick
Hey Nick, Ive seen the picture of you wearing the poncho. Just for reference, how tall are you? I was thinking of getting one of these, but at 6'3" I was thinking it may be too short. ...

In GEAR » Ground sheet
February 29, 11:31am

LS hoodie
Ben's post was probably to the OP, but ill throw mine in as well. Summer would be Southern California or Sierra summers. Think dry but hot, it is fairly regular for me to hike in >100 deg...

In GEAR » Looking for a summer shirt
February 25, 1:03pm

Patagonia Tropic Hoodie
Coupled with a windshirt, would the hoodie work more like a warming baselayer, do you think Eugene (Or Adan if he sees this, I think he has one of these as well)? It would be great to eliminate som...

In GEAR » Looking for a summer shirt
February 25, 12:56pm

PM Sent
**EDIT** NM -Rob V.

In Gear Swap » FS: LOTS, Beartooth hoody, Arcteryx, Outdoor research Alibi Gloves, Older reed pants, And more gear.
February 25, 9:49am

Tempted... And obsessing.
Craig, only 10 more months, huh?? OK, Heres whats been wanting to burn a hole in my pocket: Neo Air Xlite Womens. Did these things fall of the end of the earth or what? My GF still owes me f...

In GEAR » So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!
February 23, 9:07pm

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