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Re: winter in NY
We saw the tracks in the snow when we had to backtrack and wondered who that was!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
October 22, 7:38am

Re: winter in NY
I'd also prefer a fairly easy trip where we: * hike enough to have "backpacked", but even people like me with a little too much *ahem* "natural insulation/energy storage"...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
October 21, 9:32pm

Re: My snowshoe footwear system
My footwear is very similar to Nick's system, just different brands. I use the Rocky GoreTex socks. I also add a vapor barrier sock over the liner sock if temps are below 20F. I use a thin neop...

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 21, 12:12pm

Re: Creeping Weight.
Craig, I think about this topic often. I take some trips where I take the more "luxurious" gear, and other trips where I go minimalist. It just depends on the trip and what I'm...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 21, 10:04am

Re: Down Bag rating inflation over the years?
The ratings have changed due to global warming. ;-)

In GEAR » Down Bag rating inflation over the years?
October 20, 8:25pm

Re: Help me . . .
I have these from Marmot and like them: sleeping bag Scree softshell pants

In GEAR » Help me . . .
October 20, 7:32pm

Re: Winter layering/suffocation
For 5F, you need more insulation on your feet, head, and probably legs. For the top, just wear: * baselayer * medium to thick fleece * the thickest down or synthetic parka which will keep ...

In GEAR » Winter layering/suffocation
October 20, 3:15pm

Re: Have a great trip!
Thanks Bob, that's a great website! (And just when I thought I had accounted sufficiently for altitude!)

In Post-Trip Reports » Seneca Creek-Spruce Knob, WV, Oct 6-8
October 15, 11:38am

Re: Seneca Creek-Spruce Knob, WV, Oct 6-8
Bob, Awesome photos and interesting trip report! I'm heading there this weekend. I'm hoping for rain, but I don't think it's going to happen. Hopefully there's still some...

In Post-Trip Reports » Seneca Creek-Spruce Knob, WV, Oct 6-8
October 15, 7:56am

Re: Platypus Big Zip
For me, the Big Zip wouldn't work as well as a small rigid "cup" does with small seeps and puddles. Katherine has a good point about the weight.

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 14, 11:49am

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