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Huts
The DOC hut pass covers every hut on the TA, at least on the South Island. You don't need to make reservations, nor can you, in these particular huts. We never had a problem finding a spot in a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Te Araroa - NZ South Island
February 18, 6:45pm

Te Araroa - NZ South Island
I have 2 complementary reports on our 6-week thru of the Te Araroa (South Island only). The first, on the UD blog, is general observations, while the second is more detailed info that may be usefu...

In Post-Trip Reports » Te Araroa - NZ South Island
February 18, 1:48pm

Re: decided
+1 on that choice. We did the TA (South Island only) earlier this season and felt that the Travers-Sabine-Waiau Pass section was on the short list for most scenic of the entire route. There's...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand! Need suggestions
February 09, 2:47pm

GC permits
I'm surprised. Last year we did a walk-in permit for RA the day before. Needles: I think you must reserve camp sites w/in the Nat'l Park (Salt Crk). Don't recall if this also pertain...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for April 4 Spring Break. Southern Utah? Others?
February 04, 10:40am

Colo Plateau
https://adventurerun.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/happy-maze-loop/ http://blog.ultimatedirection.com/dark-needles-loop/ http://blog.ultimatedirection.com/the-royal-arch-loop-grand-canyon/ http://blo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for April 4 Spring Break. Southern Utah? Others?
February 03, 5:14pm

Re: OR Helium
I got one in November and used it for 40 days on the South Island of NZ, Te Araroa. It rains a lot in NZ, and I used this a lot. It was VERY waterproof, no question. Kept me dry and warm. Not v...

In GEAR » OR Helium II? Have you tested it?
February 01, 2:47pm

Re: to tell it apart
"Skurka just wanted to avoid giving the actual designer of the stove credit and had the nerve to call it the skurka stove or whatever he called it, self promotion is I guess an occupation for ...

In GEAR » Cat can stove
January 27, 4:06pm

UD Fastpack 30L
Will work for this & much more! http://www.ultimatedirection.com/p-634-fastpack-30.aspx?category=trail-collection

In GEAR » City travel 30L packs?
January 26, 10:03pm

Re: Water Quality on the JMT
"With all the inexperienced folks out there (we saw poop/toilet paper EVERYWHERE!), I wouldn't drink it unpurified, but my Steripen worked perfectly." This is disappointing to read...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 26, 7:14pm

Sportiva
Bushido is a great shoe & has quickly become very popular for trail running. The outsole is passably sticky, but not as good as the Ultra Raptor - that's got the stickiest rubber of any tru...

In GEAR » What hoe am I looking for?
January 25, 10:23pm

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