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Re: Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
Hey Franco...how much does the Notch weigh with just the fly? I'm surprised more people don't talk about it as a winter shelter vs. something like a Solomid or Duomid. Seems like a very sto...

In GEAR » Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
November 02, 2:44pm

FOR SALE: Closet Cleaning: Montbell, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, Winter Gear, lots of great stuff
Payment via PayPal. All prices include shipping within the US. I may have removed a few tags, etc. from the clothing. All the jackets are used but in good condition. Marmot Sharp Point softshel...

In Gear Swap » FOR SALE: Closet Cleaning: Montbell, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, Winter Gear, lots of great stuff
November 02, 11:54am

Re: Scarp best?
How about a Notch with the solid inner?

In GEAR » Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
November 02, 10:08am

Re: Hexamid
What failed on the Twin to make it collapse? One of the stakes?

In GEAR » Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
November 01, 7:07pm

Re: At what point does the Tioga road get closed?
Here are the historical closing/opening dates: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tiogaopen.htm The NPS gets pressure from businesses on the East side to keep the pass open, so they will plow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » At what point does the Tioga road get closed?
November 01, 1:13pm

Re: Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
It's not what I'd consider a bomber 4-season shelter, but you can probably get away with it if you have the beak and you aren't trying to ride out the Snowpocalypse. I'd use good st...

In GEAR » Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
November 01, 1:10pm

Re: # 3 zipper on a sleeping bag?
I was just at the Mountain Hardwear employee store a few days ago helping some friends pick out new sleeping bags. We tried the Phantom 15 and 0 and those things have got to have the worst zippers ...

In GEAR » # 3 zipper on a sleeping bag?
November 01, 1:06pm

Re: Mt Hitchcock
Yeah, Hitchcock is much more impressive from the west than Whitney. That fluted wall is pretty amazing from the Guitar Lake area. There are a number of class 2 routes up Hitchcock - see here: http:...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report +Video Kearsarge to Mt Whitney
November 01, 10:59am

Re: Hetchhetchy?
Hetch Hetchy road gets plowed all winter, though you might be waiting a day or two for the plows to get there after a big storm. Rancheria Falls or Lake Vernon are both good winter destinations.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 30, 11:10pm

Re: Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
I dunno where you live, but here in the Bay Area, there's no need to stop going out in the winter. Snow camping in the Sierra plus trips to Big Sur and Henry Coe keep me almost as busy as the s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 30, 11:00pm

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