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Re: Ice Is Nice But Snow Is Better
I was able to save quite a bit of weight due to the warmer-than-average forecast and the lack of snow: -No snow shovel -Groundsheet instead of bivy -Smaller pot since we knew we wouldn't h...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ice Is Nice But Snow Is Better
January 27, 11:05am

Ice Is Nice But Snow Is Better
This is winter in California? Oh, yeah, this is winter. Probably shouldn't have left the crampons in the car. Oh well, the snowshoes worked. Things warmed up after t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ice Is Nice But Snow Is Better
January 27, 12:31am

Re: Snow creek to Yosemite falls
No need for an ice axe.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
January 26, 9:28am

Re: Houdini in wet snow - how long before it wets out?
My experience is you'll be wet underneath in 10-15 minutes. Wet snow is the worst; it sticks to you, then melts.

In GEAR » Houdini in wet snow - how long before it wets out?
January 26, 9:26am

Re: Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
Snow Creek footbridge, 3PM today

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
January 26, 12:01am

Re: Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
No water on Snow Creek Trail itself until you get to the rim as of today. Then there's plenty of water in Snow Creek itself once you get to the trail junction / footbridge. Patchy snow and ice ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
January 25, 11:53pm

Follow up
So I got a few more Voile bindings, as well as the Rottefella Super Telemarks. The three Voile bindings I have on my floor (two HD Mountaineers and one of the basic cable bindings) all fit sign...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 21, 7:09pm

Re: ISO #10 waterproof zipper
From Alpacka Rafts: "We use the Tizip Superseal zipper for the zipper in the raft opening. This zipper has a long proven track record for holding air and staying dry in multiple adverse co...

In Make Your Own Gear » ISO #10 waterproof zipper
January 19, 9:57am

Re: New MLD pole lashing device
Looks like a good solution. I use two Voile ski straps, which also falls in the "indestructible" category. Also very useful to have to repair bindings, etc.

In GEAR » New MLD pole lashing device
January 17, 6:36pm

Re: Re: Question for 3-pin boot users
I did a little more research and found the following quote directly from Voile: "The binding you are referring to is our old "telemark" SKU:201. This had a bale that could lower t...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 16, 9:19pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm