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packs for small women?
Wife wishes to upgrade from her Golite Jam to something with a bit of suspension. She is petite (5'1") and short torso - I measure 16" from the bottom of the hip belt to the top of t...

In GEAR » packs for small women?
April 07, 4:57pm

Helios
I find the Helios fits true to size. Excellent outsole traction & durability. The upper is also durable. The wavy outsole pattern provides good cushion while remaining very light (8oz in size 9...

In GEAR » Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
April 06, 9:46pm

Sportiva Helios
Try the Helios. Minimal but not too. 4mm drop, rock plate, great traction, super durable.

In GEAR » Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
April 06, 5:22pm

Twin Lakes
Was early Aug, I think late morning. Traffic was light.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Extended JMT logistics
March 29, 2:30pm

Twin Lakes
We thumbed the other direction - Twin Lakes to Bridgeport - last year. Two dirty male backpackers. Got a ride reasonably quick.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Extended JMT logistics
March 28, 4:34pm

winter
Basically I agree with Mags - late April is still winter in the high country. It usually is possible to do some of the more popular peaks w/o flotation because the trails get packed. These would b...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Day hikes near Denver?
March 25, 2:24pm

Colo Plateau
So many things to do, but staying away from NPs is unfortunate - nearly tragic. But anyway, my brother did Buckskin/Paria with his dog. I think he had webbing to lower her on the one down climb.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advice for four corners/colorado plateau/utah/etc
March 24, 1:39pm

Lone Pine
I understand you can leave it at the Lone Pine C of C for $20. Tuolumene Ranger Station is good too.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advice on long-term parkingfor JMT anywhere on Hy 395
March 23, 9:24am

Re: Light GPS?
The big issue here is battery life. The 401 goes about 18hrs on a set of good batteries. If you could do substantially better than that you'd really have something. But I'd be surprised sin...

In GEAR » Light GPS?
March 09, 1:33am

Re: More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
I've found the La Sportiva Helios to be exceptionally durable, at least for trail running. They also fit your "more/less" criteria. 4mm drop & light.

In GEAR » More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
February 24, 1:55pm

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