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Re: Re: Bishop Pass South-North Lake Loop ideas
Not too bad, despite living on the East Coast the last 3 years. 2 years ago, I did sections of the TRT at that 24 mile a day pace and felt fine. Last year I did a Tuolumne Meadows-Vogelsang HST-T...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bishop Pass South-North Lake Loop ideas
September 11, 5:01pm

Bishop Pass South-North Lake Loop 9/17-21/2012
Gear List Probably staying every night between 10,000'-11,500', and current conditions are for overnight lows in the low 30s at those elevations, day time highs in the 50s and 60s. Too ...

In Gear Lists » Bishop Pass South-North Lake Loop 9/17-21/2012
September 11, 2:28pm

Bishop Pass South-North Lake Loop ideas
I'm doing 5 days, 4 nights, starting and ending at the overnight parking along the road near Parcher's Resort. I've read the treks in Backpacking California and Sierra South relating t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bishop Pass South-North Lake Loop ideas
September 11, 2:11pm

Re: Suggestions for 4 day, 3 night hike in southern catskills
You should check out the ADK High Peaks forums for Catskills trips. There's a couple Catskills specific forums.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Suggestions for 4 day, 3 night hike in southern catskills
February 01, 8:03pm

Carpools and Rental Gear
@Bryce, Matthew and Jeremy - Thanks for the offers of possible rides. Right now I'm not sure if I'm in for both nights, or just Saturday night. Both nights would make the 5 hr trip more p...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England-area GTG #2: Winter Wonderland
December 14, 4:35am

Re: gear
I really want to say I'm in for this, as I didn't go winter camping at all last year. I just have to talk myself up for the 5 hr drive from Manhattan. Also presuming no setbacks with my...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England-area GTG #2: Winter Wonderland
December 13, 1:25pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte intake
I now bring Hammer Nutrition Endurolyte capsules and pop one per hour. I estimate 9hrs a day of hiking, and that weighs .28oz on my scale. That's about .03oz per pill. So throw in a couple f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Get over elevation sickness?
October 12, 9:24pm

Re: Three Seasons Bag Dilema
I used both a Summerlite and a Montbell Spiral Down Hugger#3 before switching to a Nunatak Arc Specialist quilt. I'm a stomach sleeper who likes to pull one knee-up on occasion and tosses and ...

In GEAR » Three Seasons Bag Dilema
October 12, 9:01pm

Re: Acclimation
It's totally subjective, but my experience has been that my aerobic conditioning greatly affects how I deal with altitude. I've never lived anywhere but sea-level, and going into the mount...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Get over elevation sickness?
October 12, 10:45am

Yosemite SAR
Here's another article about a recent storm on Half Dome and hikers' misguided expectations for SAR. Some of the best quotes: "People are pushing their luck, trying to beat the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Alaska search and rescue thin line
October 12, 8:24am

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm