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Re: weight of food?
I'm a 5'2" woman, weigh about 140lb. My food almost always comes out to 1-lb per day. I dehydrate my own meals. That's for 3-seasons; I'm not a winter backpacker but would p...

In GEAR » weight of food?
February 04, 4:40pm

Re: Tarp or Tarp Tent
I was in the same predicament. I use a DIY silnylon tarp when there are no bugs and really like it. So, I made a net inner for it but, to be honest, I just found the combined setup to be a pain. ...

In GEAR » Tarp or Tarp Tent
February 01, 10:54am

Re: Shell layer for over down layer for big and tall?
Check LL Bean. XXL in tall for a few shells, including gore-tex. Their sizing is usually more generous than the high-end gear labels.

In GEAR » Shell layer for over down layer for big and tall?
January 23, 1:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim- Campground Reservation Questions for the Experienced
>> Please offer some advice. Robert is planning his trip on 13 May. Is it a guarantee that the North Rim will be open at this time for a return trip? The OP's post indicates that he...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Rim to Rim- Campground Reservation Questions for the Experienced
January 22, 12:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Help with Arizona/Utah hike plan in May-June suggestions?
I take it you put in a permit request on Jan 1st for May. I've heard lots of people still haven't heard; not surprising since May's usually a huge demand month. The "trick" i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help with Arizona/Utah hike plan in May-June suggestions?
January 17, 8:52pm

Re: Help with Arizona/Utah hike plan in May-June suggestions?
If you want to combine this with the Narrows, access can be spotty in May and sometimes early June because of high water flows. It all depends on the snow melt that year. 2010 and 2011 were big sn...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help with Arizona/Utah hike plan in May-June suggestions?
January 17, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Thanks Sumi
Robert, your idea for finding someone traveling the same itinerary with room to add 2 people to their permit is fine and I would certainly encourage you to post for that. My comments are only if yo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Rim to Rim- Campground Reservation Questions for the Experienced
January 15, 10:53pm

Re: Montbell UL down inner Measurements?
Myrtille, I have the UL down inner jacket, *not* the parka. I believe it's a 2010 model (bought it last summer.) Here are the measurements for my jacket in medium: Across the chest (right at...

In GEAR » Sizing for women Driduck and Montbell
January 15, 9:56pm

Re: Thanks Sumi
Well, the GC system works differently that what you're picturing. The backcountry management strategy, to minimize impact, is based on limiting it to small groups of hikers and limiting the nu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Rim to Rim- Campground Reservation Questions for the Experienced
January 15, 9:22pm

Re: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim- Campground Reservation Questions for the Experienced
Regular GC permits are limited to 6 people, regardless of which camp or use area. (There are larger group permits but they're limited.) I obviously don't know exactly what the ranger said t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Rim to Rim- Campground Reservation Questions for the Experienced
January 15, 7:14pm

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