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Re: Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
Manfred, The first backpacking trip I ever did was in Florida, five days on the Florida Trail. It was great - lots of cool plants I had never seen before. The highlight of the trip was at the en...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
September 30, 7:51pm

Re: hatchet?
Paul, the hatchet was a bit of an indulgence and more for fun than necessity... It would have come in handy if we had a fire the second night when everything was wet, but we just got in our tarps a...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
September 30, 9:47am

Re: Re: First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
Sorry you couldn't make it Justin. Seems like everybody is out of vacation time or otherwise indisposed this time of year. Plenty of time left yet for shoulder season trips. No on the micro ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
September 30, 9:44am

Re: Cataract Lake / Elliot Ridge Loop
Thanks for sharing!

In Post-Trip Reports » Cataract Lake / Elliot Ridge Loop
September 30, 9:41am

Re: McGee lakes Basin via Lamarck Col 9/6-11
Thanks Tom. As soon as I saw your name & the trip report title, I went and got a nice IPA out of the fridge and sat down on the couch to fully appreciate what I knew would be good reading mater...

In Post-Trip Reports » McGee lakes Basin via Lamarck Col 9/6-11
September 29, 11:58pm

First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
Despite the temptation to hide out under our tarps all morning, we eventually headed out into the white. The clouds socked everything in for the rest of the day. Upper Chain Lake was beau...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
September 29, 11:47pm

First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
Then round two on Saturday night... this time, about 4" of fluffy powder. James' Hexamid did an admirable job of keeping him dry despite the weather. My Trailstar held up just fine to...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
September 29, 11:42pm

First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
The snow started around 8PM on Friday. Two inches of graupel left everything frosted in a fine layer of white. That's our pass in the top right. Climbing up to Triple Pe...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
September 29, 11:38pm

First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
I spent three days in southern Yosemite with James W. playing around in the vicinity of Triple Divide Peak. We were fortunate to be out there for the first snow of the season which turned an alread...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
September 29, 11:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Iceland Lake - September 2014
Dry flies will sink if you get them wet. So you may have been fishing a dry and not known it. You are very unlikely to catch anything if you are fishing a dry fly under the surface. I have a little...

In Post-Trip Reports » Iceland Lake - September 2014
September 25, 2:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm