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Re: Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
Thanks Andrew. Lots of good stuff to explore on the other end of the Sierra! After seeing the Kaweah Peaks from across the Kern for years it was cool to see them up close. They have a different loo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 4:59pm

Thanks for noticing. I carried some orange colored UL rocks on this trip to brighten things up:) Your monitor settings are probably just fine. I shot many of the photos on this trip in "Super ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 4:12pm

Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
Earlier this summer I left from Horseshoe Meadows in the Southern Sierra for ten days of solitude, ten high Sierra passes, challenging cross country climbs and whatever (mis)adventures that might h...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 3:12pm

Re: UL at 0° F? More warmth by adding down vs. a tent.
This has probably already been addressed in another thread but it seems relevant here: In my experience adding down to a winter quilt is a more efficient way to increase warmth and comfort instead...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
October 03, 11:29am

Re: First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
That's some beautiful scenery! Thanks Andrew. I have been wanting to get back out there and this is a welcome substitute. It looks like you made it through the snow just fine. I appreciate the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
October 02, 10:34pm

Water on San G
Hikin Jim posted a good water update last week, although it may be from the north side. It may be worth sending him a PM.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Request information on water availability on Vivian trail - San Gorgonio
September 29, 6:24pm

Re McGee Lakes Basin via Lamarck Col
Thanks for your tr and photos. I always enjoy living vicariously through your journeys in the Sierra. I have trudged up that section of the Piute trail from the JMT late in the day and i can apprec...

In Post-Trip Reports » McGee lakes Basin via Lamarck Col 9/6-11
September 29, 6:10pm

Re: UL at 0° F? Definitely!
Thanks! Dave, that Mirage is incredible, like a sleeping bag/jacket. The only time I've heard my wife say, "I'm too hot in this" is while she was wearing it (she runs really cold)...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 24, 3:18pm

Last minute trip recommendations: SEKI
You didn't mention your level of experience so my recommendations are all class I trail routes. If you have experience with xc the possibilities are almost endless and potentially much more cre...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Last minute trip recommendations: Kings Canyon/Sequoia
September 24, 9:27am

Brewer Basin
Brewer Basin from Sphinx Col. Kings Canyon.

In Photo Gallery » Above Treeline
September 24, 3:36am

All Reader Reviews by Andy Duncan

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Titanium Goat AGP AGP
I used these poles on the JMT last summer and had no problems. They are extremely light and the grips and very comfortable. The locking system is smooth and flawless. I have used them in snow and mile...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:20pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
After using the large (19oz) for the extra 5" in width and the regular (14 oz) to save a little weight I finally just settled on the small (9 oz). It's lightweight and perfect as an extended ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 01, 2:24am

zpacks Company
I ordered a Hexamid Tent on Sept. 1st and received it on the extact day Joe said it would mailed out. When I added some accessories to the order at the last minute he sent them without charging for th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 01, 2:01am