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Sleeping Pad/Bag...Overwhelmed
I use the Xlite with a 1/8 inch foam pad. The foam pad is thin enough that it is not too bulky. But it is nice to sit on around camp. It add a little warmth. It provides a little puncture resis...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad/Bag...Overwhelmed
February 03, 1:50pm

Sleeping Pad/Bag...Overwhelmed
For me, the NeoAir has been the lightest, most comfortable option. It's thick and cushy. It's plenty warm. In winter, you can supplement with a light foam pad or get the warmer version. ...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad/Bag...Overwhelmed
February 03, 12:11pm

Suggestions for April 4 Spring Break. Southern Utah? Others?
Anyone?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for April 4 Spring Break. Southern Utah? Others?
February 03, 10:26am

Suggestions for April 4 Spring Break. Southern Utah? Others?
I am looking for an outdoors trip for my son's spring break. It's one week beginning April 4. I'm up for anywhere really. It seems like southern Utah might be a really good option. Is w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for April 4 Spring Break. Southern Utah? Others?
February 02, 8:10pm

EE 0F degree quilt vs WM or FF 0F degree bag
Its not unusual to wake up with your quilt wet from condensation in that area in the winter. I would recommend a light synth quilt over your existing 20 quilt. The synth will dry out a bit better...

In GEAR » EE 0F degree quilt vs WM or FF 0F degree bag
January 30, 9:15am

3-4 day hike in Rockies
The Winds would be on my list. Bradford's pics are really nice. I would also consider the Weminuche Wilderness out of Durango with family and kids that age. The old steam train is pretty c...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3-4 day hike in Rockies
January 29, 11:04am

Cat can stove
I have used a cat can stove quite a bit and have found them easy and light. I have since moved to a Zelph Starlyte with a sidewinder cone windscreen. The Starlyte weight is not much different tha...

In GEAR » Cat can stove
January 27, 2:27pm

Spring break hike GA AT
I think you are probably good with that. Expect cool and very wet that time of year. You'll probably also be in the surge of thru hikers, so don't expect solitude or empty shelters. I wo...

In Gear Lists » Spring break hike GA AT
January 22, 2:13pm

Virgin Falls and Cheaha SP overnights.
Great report, especially the photos. For some reason, I have never made it over to Virgin Falls, I think because the walk is so short. I need to get over there.

In Post-Trip Reports » Virgin Falls and Cheaha SP overnights.
January 22, 8:30am

Virgin Falls
Thanks for sharing the photos. Let us know if you hear anything else about the Pogue Creek area. I have heard nothing about this yet.

In Photo Gallery » Virgin Falls
January 15, 8:22am

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