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Re: "2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's"
Just want to say what a joy this thread has been to read. I can't quite put my finger on it, but has all the fixins of a great trip report but it's a months-long trip and the reporting is ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
February 12, 9:28pm

Re: MT 110
The mesh on the mt110s is one of the things I was most excited about. There's a couple reviews online of people with 500+ miles with hardly any wear on the uppers. Another plus is that should...

In GEAR » Brooks Pure Grit- A quick look.
February 11, 1:49pm

Re: Re: Brooks Pure Grit- A quick look.
Great review. I tried on a pair a month or so ago and also found them really comfortable. Like John, I like a more aggressive sole and was looking for something I could also backpack in and was a ...

In GEAR » Brooks Pure Grit- A quick look.
February 11, 12:37pm

Re: How downproof?
I'd say go for it. I have a quilt made from the old M50 that I've used 100+ nights and yeah, it leaks a litte bit, but not much. I don't find it to be a problem at all. If they new i...

In Make Your Own Gear » New M50?
February 11, 10:37am

Re: G. Canyon/Zion logistics and advice sought..
more ideas from another recent thread:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » G. Canyon/Zion logistics and advice sought..
February 10, 11:44pm

Re: Re: MT110's
For me, the rise on the lateral side isn't as bad as the bumpy seams. The rise would probably not be noticeable after the lugs were worn down a bit (you could even cut a little off them I supp...

In GEAR » Anybody using NB MT110s?
February 10, 12:32pm

Anybody using NB MT110s?
Looks like Craig W has some based on the R2R2R thread. Anyway, I ordered a pair and they seem like an ideal shoe and fit wonderfully, but the footbed feels, well, not flat. The lateral side feels...

In GEAR » Anybody using NB MT110s?
February 10, 11:26am

More photos added; Paty Merino1 & 2, Montbell Rain Trekker jacket still available

In Gear Swap » Kookabay pad, Montbell Rain Trekker, merino baselayers, etc
February 10, 10:29am

Re: UL on the cheap; Sleep system?
IMO best bang for your buck: 1.1oz Ripstop Nylon, 2nds from D.I.Y. Gear Supply at $3.20 per yard. 800+ fill down from wilderness logic at $6.50/oz. ~$75 gets you a 30 deg quilt @ probably 17...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL on the cheap; Sleep system?
February 09, 11:31pm

Re: re: SoUt in May
Fantastic itinerary. Do that.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Road trip/day hike/over night backpacking trip in Utah.
February 09, 7:53pm

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