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conditions around 2nd week of June
So I'm having to reschedule the trip due to family commitments that came up and of course all the Whitney exit permits are mostly gone for when I want to go now. There are some exit permits av...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley to Whitney
March 04, 2:43pm

Release date?
A little off topic but does anyone know if there is a hard release date for these pads?

In GEAR » New 2015 Exped Mats (with data table + help me choose)
March 03, 12:04am

Cooking trout with esbit stove?
Has anyone successfully cooked trout in a frying pan with an esbit stove? How difficult was it? I have two 4 day trips planned this summer where I plan to fish and eat it and I'm wondering if ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cooking trout with esbit stove?
March 01, 6:09pm

Sierra Mapper
Hey Adam, I appreciate all the info! It does seem like mapping and calculating distances is more of an art. And looks like Rae Lakes Loop is 42 miles which puts your mapping not that far off -...

In GEAR » Pre trip planning mapping software
March 01, 12:21pm

good find
I just ordered some as well to try out. I've been looking for an alternative to my parachute pants (REI Sahara) - these might fit the bill. I have some Bluff Works pants that are similar but ...

In GEAR » Cheap non-cargo nylon pants?
February 28, 3:06pm

I prefer EE
Both of those companies make great products - I've owned both. I prefer the foot box zip and straps of the EE quilts.

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment Revelation vs. Hammock Gear Burrow
February 28, 3:04pm

just don't trust the mileage?
Here are two trips I'm working with right now in caltopo: (Rae Lakes Loop - Caltopo drawn) (Rae Lakes Loop - via Sierra Mapper)...

In GEAR » Pre trip planning mapping software
February 28, 12:13am

Re: Distances
Yeah, the issue I'm having is most the distances are close to what I know they are but certain areas are always off. For example, the distance from Guitar Lake to Whitney to the Portal. Both ...

In GEAR » Pre trip planning mapping software
February 27, 5:55pm

Just ran into Caltopo and started playing with it. Looks like those will be better than basecamp for printing. Is there a way to export your created markers and lines from Caltopo into the Gaia m...

In GEAR » Pre trip planning mapping software
February 27, 5:32pm

Pre trip planning mapping software
I'm wondering what mapping software you may use for trip planning - specifically relating to distances. I've been using Garmin's Basecamp and I'm finding that some of the distances...

In GEAR » Pre trip planning mapping software
February 27, 4:38pm

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Vasque Breeze GTX
I bought theses shoes for a day hike of Mt. Whitney. They performed very well. Good traction on wet rock and scree. I also used them for a 5 day backpacking trip of Whitney through the back country...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 20, 12:20pm