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Best western backpacking destinations
I think that's a really good idea. I like your list too. I would consider possibly the Enchantments and Olympic. I have been to neither, but both look like great trips. Maybe you could pull...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best western backpacking destinations
May 15, 10:27am

barometers in phones
Thanks for posting. My 2-3 year old Samsung Galaxy S4 has it too. I just downloaded a free app and it seems to work fine. I don't know how much power it draws though.

In GEAR » barometers in phones
May 15, 8:36am

Do you ever use a hip belt?
At 15 pounds, I typically do not use a hipbelt that transfers any of the load. I do have a simple grosgrain loop that snaps just to keep it from swaying, but even that can stay off sometimes. I d...

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 14, 1:24pm

Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians
Nice report, Amy. I always think the latter part of April in the best time of year for the southern Appalachia. You get a nice mix of filtered views, new lush green, thrashing steams, and fields ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians
May 14, 9:45am

Sub 24: Los Padres NF. 5/9-5/10.
Great post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and images.

In Post-Trip Reports » Sub 24: Los Padres NF. 5/9-5/10.
May 13, 8:02am

First trip out west
I assume you are asking advice on places to go. On my first trip, I would not miss the Yellowstone area for wildlife viewing. Tetons are just downstairs, and the Winds are around the corner. As ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 12, 3:07pm

Hadron fit
I have the old Stoic Hadron and like it a lot. It fits relatively close in the body. The arm are long (like mine). The cuffs at the wrists are snug for many but fit me just fine, as I have thin ...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
May 08, 1:39pm

Colorado Trail List - a bit nervous, I'd love some feedback
I like your list, especially if you'll be hiking long days and not spending much time in camp. There are a few things I would change, but its mostly personal preference. First, those turk...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail List - a bit nervous, I'd love some feedback
May 05, 8:21am

SPF
I think the woven nylon shirt has plenty of SPF too; they just haven't paid to test it or didn't think it was important for marketing to list SPF. As to breathability, a knit shirt is goin...

In GEAR » what's the deal with upf shirts?
May 04, 8:22am

Phone photos

In Photography » The Great Cellphone Camera Challenge!
May 04, 6:48am

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