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Re: Re: Re: MRT...
It's on my calendar and I'd really like to go... BUT I'm not a winter camper and I'm a total weenie about the cold. They're forecasting below freezing temps for Saturday night....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan GGG (or just a plain old backpacking trip)
April 22, 8:31am

Re: Thesis Survey Round 2!
One thing I noticed right away, in one of your first questions. You ask for the average base weight, and the choices are 5-10, 11-15, and so on. So, what happens to base weights between 10 and 11...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thesis Survey Round 2!
April 20, 9:27pm

Re: thanks
My experience is that the 7-8oz jackets have about 1.5 to 2.5oz of down fill, while the 11-12oz jackets have 3-4oz. I have a Montbell "UL Down Inner" jacket in the first category and a...

In GEAR » warmth of UL down puffy
April 05, 6:44am

Re: warmth of UL down puffy
My son has the same pullover. Has had it for a year now. It's basically a down "sweater" and not a full-blown down jacket; never has that Michelin-man puffy look. With a midweight ba...

In GEAR » warmth of UL down puffy
April 03, 1:28pm

Depends on the flow rate
Bottom-up Narrows is a great dayhike. I would allocate at least 5 hours. You need to take the shuttle all the way to the end (Temple of Sinawava) then walk to the end of the Riverside walk, about a...

In GEAR » What footwear for The Narrows Zion?
April 03, 11:19am

Re: Re: Re: Re: MRT in April
Ooooh, gonna have to look for that one! Eddington Creek is nice. Found a bunch of watercress growing there on a May hike. Yummy.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan GGG (or just a plain old backpacking trip)
March 27, 1:30pm

Re: MRT in April
@Jennifer, Oh no! I broke my ankle last March. I feel your pain! I usually camp at the Seton Creek campground and drive to the Red Bridge in the morning. Not sure why I've never camped at t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan GGG (or just a plain old backpacking trip)
March 27, 7:48am

Woman defends self against bear with .25 caliber pistol
Woman's testimonial about the Beretta Jetfire .25 caliber pistol: While out hiking in Alberta, Canada with my husband, we were surprised by a huge sow grizzly bear charging at us from out o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bears in Yosemite
March 06, 10:47am

Re: How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
Read. I always have my Kindle. Nice to load it with different reading materials; books, fiction and non-fiction, magazines, newspapers. Only issue I've had is having the Kindle shut itself dow...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 04, 10:38am

Re: Thesis Survey
>> The thing I find most interesting about your survey is comparing the responses here with those over at backpacker. No kidding! I'm having a serious light-bulb moment about what many...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thesis Survey
March 04, 10:30am

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