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Waterfalls at Henry Coe State Park, California
Looks like a great trip and beautiful country. Not to be a wet blanket, but I didn't think ground fires were allowed in the Coe Backcountry.

In Post-Trip Reports » Waterfalls at Henry Coe State Park, California
April 24, 1:55pm

Clove hitch
I don't want to start an flame war, but, myself, I'd rather take the time to tie a better knot. From the website you referenced. Problems with the Clove Hitch The clove hitch, howev...

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 17, 12:30am

Clove hitch as a climbing anchor
I've been climbing in Yosemite and the High Sierra for over 30 yrs. Never heard of using a clove hitch to anchor. Somehow I think I'd like something a little more solid. Just a thought....

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 16, 10:30pm

Stream fishing in the bay area
Henry Coe has pretty decent fly fishing for bluegills and small largemouth bass. Try Bass Pond, altho the low water years haven't helped it much. Spring is the best time. Sometimes getting to...

In Fishing » Stream fishing in the bay area
April 16, 1:12pm

bump
Winter Pants, pad, and Elephants foot still available

In Gear Swap » FS: NF Elephant Foot, InsulMat Torso sized pad, Thermo-Lite 2.0 Bivvy Sack, NF winter pants, miscellaneous
April 05, 5:21pm

Re: Need high zoom P+S recomendation
I bought at Panasonic DMC-ZS15 last Sept and am extremely satified. It has 385 mm zoom and takes superb pics of distance objects. It also has an incredible macro capability. Easy to use and does...

In Photography » Need high zoom P+S recomendation
March 25, 10:54pm

Camping with partner?
+1 on the SMD Haven with it's two doors and tons of room inside. My wife and I use a Jacks R Better top quilt over 2 NeoAir short pads coupled together. At just under 2 lbs the quilt is lighte...

In GEAR » Camping with partner?
February 08, 12:56pm

FS: Bearikade Expedition, REI fleece pants, etc
I'm interested in the Bearikade. PM sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Bearikade Expedition, REI fleece pants, Yogi's CDT guide, Brooks Cascadia women's 7.5
November 27, 9:40pm

5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0
Ken, I'm planning on attending. How would you like payments/contributions sent? Thanks, Richard

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0
November 14, 10:45am

Above Treeline
Mts Ritter and Banner above Lake Catherine

In Photo Gallery » Above Treeline
October 06, 12:33am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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ZPacks Hexamid solo tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:37pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:22pm

Snow Peak LiteMax
Snow Peak LiteMax Stove I bought a Snow Peak LiteMax this spring (2009) to replace my MSR Pocket Rocket and have been really happy with it, having used it for about 20 days now. Pros: 1. W...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 11:20pm

Black Diamond Orbit
I saw this advertised in Backpacker Magazine (yes, I still subscribe. Every once in a while I find something useful), and thought Iā€™d check it out. I picked it up at REI since I was going on a hike ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 08, 12:03am

Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I recently bought size small ThermaRest NeoAir Pads for both my wife and I. We were particularly interested in reducing pack weight while retaining or improving comfort. My wife went from a ThermaRe...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 01, 9:55pm

Merrell Chameleon Wrap GoreTex XCR
About twelve years ago as part of my journey to lighten my backpacking load I went from my second pair of Galibier Mountaineering boots (really heavy) to a pair of relatively lightweight Merrell leath...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 24, 10:03pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I've used my BPL Esbit stove for 2-3 day solo trips for two years now. I think its a great compromise of lightweight and efficiency. You do have to recognize the stove's limitations and use ...

In Stoves - Other
February 20, 11:34pm

Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt
I purchased the Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt in large part based on the review by Shane above. I'd been looking at the possibility of using a quilt to cut weight for some time, and when J...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 17, 12:37am

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It's interesting how some products work for some people and not for others. I've tried the TorsoLite and the POE UberLite. They are just too short for me (I'm 5' 11"). On duff ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 01, 8:55pm

Zpacks Z1
I have to agree with all of Jonathan's comments. I bought this pack after seeing it mentioned on BPL and checking it out on the web. It only took about a week to arrive after I ordered it. ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 23, 10:26pm