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Re: lightroom vs aperture for a noob
Apple just announced in the last couple weeks that they're abandoning development/future releases for Aperture so I'd say Lightroom is the way to go. I haven't used Aperture but Lightr...

In Photography » lightroom vs aperture for a noob
July 06, 10:11am

Re: re: Technical Canyoneering ...
Great article, Dave. Carrying camping gear gets heavier and bulkier and is a choice in Zion, etc, but it's the only possibility for a lot of the Grand Canyon routes and probably some Escal...

In Editor's Roundtable » Technical Canyoneering for the Ultralight Backpacker
July 04, 10:15am

Re: Suggestions for late June backpacking in CO
I don't think moisture will be a problem in the Wemenuche or SSJs. Snowpack isn't as high as other parts of the state but I just heard toady that snowpack is still at 120+% at Molas and Re...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for late June backpacking in CO
May 20, 7:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations
"An old, 2nd hand metal machine would be the best bet imho." +1. I've found 3 Singer 401s in the last 6 months at second hand stores. Flagship machines from arguably the peak o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Recommendations
May 17, 5:27pm

Re: State of the market 2nd half of 2014
Curious what you don't like about the Ricoh GR. The GR is quite a bit more versatile than the Sigma (I almost exclusively shoot with a Merrill) and will pretty easily give you better IQ than a...

In Photography » State of the market 2nd half of 2014
May 17, 5:18pm

black animals in desert
Indeed. Physics are same as black animals in the desert (ravens, black tenebrionid beetles, etc). A raven's feathers can be something like 70 degrees warmer than its skin but the key is a hig...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 10:42pm

Re: Pool toy
A half mile is probably pretty accurate for how long that'd last on the Escalante. Not even worth the trouble to carry down to the water IMO. It'd fare better in Labyrinth, but failure wo...

In Packrafting » Pool toy
May 13, 9:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Clothing for desert hiking
I usually work in LS dress shirts during summer but for longer days backpacking chaffing does become a problem. I'm a fan of the arcteryx motus or outdoor research echo fabrics. Take your pic...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 12, 6:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Some local canyoneering...
Awesome Craig. Looks gorgeous.

In Other Activities » Some local canyoneering...
May 11, 1:22pm

Re: Utah: Best backpacking books?
Steve Allen's Canyoneering 1, 2, and 3 are the best guidebooks for anywhere, though none of them really cover SW Utah. Kelsey's books are good for beta for experienced hikers but many have...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Utah: Best backpacking books?
May 05, 6:22pm

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