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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

Re: storing sleeping bags
Actually, every manufacturer's instructions I've read says to store it, uncompressed, in a breathable storage sack and every "good" bag I've bought came with one. I always ...

In GEAR » storing sleeping bags
January 10, 8:59am

Neoair All-Season
So, I went to the local gear shop to *look* at a Neoair All-Season. The salesperson made it very clear that she detests Neoairs and went on to demonstrate how impossible it is to inflate with the ...

In GEAR » Neoair All-Season
January 09, 2:04pm

Re: What's your statute of limitation for returning gear?
I bought an Arc'teryx fleece jacket a few years ago that pilled badly. I called Arc'teryx to ask them if there was some sort of washing/cleaning method that I could use. (I'd seen those...

In GEAR » What's your state of limitation for returning gear?
January 09, 10:53am

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