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Do not miss Arches National Park. There are plenty of trails near Moab, UT. You could check with the Outward Bound Headquarters there for suggestions. Google "Moab, Utah Outfitters"

In Pre-Trip Planning » Road trip/day hike/over night backpacking trip in Utah.
February 08, 4:17pm

You might try contacting this site: Asheville is close to Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Appalachian Trail (AT) and also Pisgah National Forest (Mt. Mitchell) http://www.carolinam...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Asheville, NC Info needed
February 08, 4:11pm

Remember that a 12-50mm on a 4/3 is equivalent to a 24-100mm on a 35mm camera.

In Photography » Weather Sealed M4/3 Olympus OM-D Body Launch date Feb 8
February 07, 6:59am

It depends n the quality of prints you expect. Do not underestimate places like CVS, Walgreens, Ritz camera or other photography stores that will print for you. Edit your card and just take it to...

In Photography » Printing photos
February 07, 6:44am

Marmots must be in the Ground Hog family. A recipe for ground hog can be found in the Joy of Cooking. BTW I found that the thin "Shepherd Hook' tents stakes worked best in the rocky s...

In Gear Lists » Everyone needs their own JMT 2012 gear list
February 06, 4:45pm

JMT List
1 If you are hiking in August, no need for the mosquito "Nest" for your Shangri-la. Mosquitos are gone. 2 Consider a RailRiders Eco-Mesh shirt. Long sleeve sun protection. Fits lo...

In Gear Lists » JMT 2012 Clothing/Sleep system
January 13, 9:53am

Browsing down this thread, I am surprised not to see mention of crampons. Hard packed snow over ice is the New Englnad winter norm. Ideal crampon conditions.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England-area GTG #2: Winter Wonderland
December 27, 1:40pm

Little Bug Jr.
I am away from home until after New Years, but I'll post a review of the Little Bug, Jr. and the Bushbudy. I can run them side-by-side.

In GEAR » Emberlit Ti or Littlbug Jr. for Winter Backpacking (only)
December 27, 7:25am

Camera and waterproof cases (Pelican)
These cases are not for waterproofing your camera while taking pictures, but for keeping your camera dry in transport. Put your camera in the size case you select and then carry it with you on y...

In Photography » Wet camera
October 11, 6:26am

light DSLRs
Olympus E-620 Olympus E-1

In Photography » The lightest DSLR
September 27, 12:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm