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Sierras - Palisade Basin in Mid-July
Hi folks, I'm eyeing a trip to Palisade Basin in mid-July. Anyone want to guesstimate what snow would be like this year? Hoping to take the route over Thunderhead Col, rather than Knapsack ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierras - Palisade Basin in Mid-July
April 07, 11:51pm

DIY rock plates
That's great. What thickness/stiffness did you decide was optimal?

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Shoulder Season Footwear Tips
January 15, 2:30pm

GPS reception - iPhone vs Garmin
Thanks for the great info folks. Seems like the consensus is that the Garmin receiver is technically better, but not enough to matter to most people for "hiking around" purposes. Great i...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 15, 1:23pm

WPB fabric break down on it's own?
I have a 15 year old (or more) Bibler bivy sack made out their ToddTex fabric. It's never been used. Any reason to think that the membrane would bread down on it's own, just from age? Or...

In GEAR » WPB fabric break down on it's own?
January 15, 1:14pm

DIY plastic rock plate?
Dave, You mentioned inserting your own plastic rock plate. What do you use for plastic? Does it go full length of shoe?

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Shoulder Season Footwear Tips
January 15, 12:55pm

iPhone vs Garmin GPS reception
One more technical nugget, this from a considerably less reliable source: "what the iPhone does NOT have is WAAS capability. The GPS receiver works by measuring how long it takes for the r...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 14, 8:44pm

iPhone vs Garmin GPS accuracy
Mike, thanks, super useful. Should have mentioned that I don't primarily use the tracking function, more just double checking location. Would that change your assessment in any way? Bob, y...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 14, 8:31pm

Pacific Northwest Winter Footwear
Janos - Probably confirming the obvious, but your feet stay dry in your Zamberlans? Nelson - I did the double breadbag thing while snowshoing on Mt. Ashland over Christmas, worked like a charm. ...

In GEAR » Pacific Northwest Winter Footwear?
January 14, 8:20pm

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
Bump. Offers?

In Gear Swap » Brand new, small Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
January 14, 3:46pm

iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
Have become increasingly interested in the idea of using GPS to back up my map and compass (and guesswork) when navigating off trail. Have GAIA GPS on my iPhone 4s and love it. Is there any r...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 14, 3:10pm

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