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arc blast review
I recently completed the Sierra High Route using the Arc Blast. Here are my impressions of the pack. This was the updated pack with 2 horizontal stays & taped seams. I added 2 hip pockets ...

In GEAR » new zpacks pack: the arc blast
August 08, 3:02pm

Vertical K
+1 on the La Sportiva Vertical K. They are very resistant to dust/sand, and super light (185g).

In GEAR » Ultralight trail runners that DON'T leak dust?
August 08, 2:13pm

Blast arc
I'm finding that the tensioners pop loose as I'm walking. The cord locks seem inadequate and also hard to retension. In the end I'm not sure that I don't just prefer to hike w/o the...

In GEAR » Question for Arc Blast users
July 17, 4:41pm

Re: Alcohol stoves and fire restriction in Sequia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Stage 2 fire restrictions went into effect in SEKI on July 1. On July 11 the park super said that Stage 2 fire restrictions ban alcohol stoves - no new rule was implemented. On July 5 (or July 8 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol stoves and fire restriction in Sequia and Kings Canyon National Parks
July 14, 4:06pm

Re: rescue off the first flatiron
Were they soloing? If not why couldn't they rap to safety w/o RMR? More questions than answers.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » rescue off the first flatiron
July 12, 6:16pm

Re: SEKI
Email from SEKI Wilderness Office says alcohol & esbit are allowed under current, stage 2 fire restrictions.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Fire Restrictions
July 12, 12:15pm

alcohol stoves?
http://www.pcta.org/2013/strong-fire-restrictions-on-john-muir-trail-13030/ Would seem to imply that alcohol stoves are not allowed in some areas. I'm guessing this is more of an oversight th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Fire Restrictions
July 03, 8:10am

Re: Zion Traverse / Trans Zion
http://fastestknowntime.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=west&action=display&thread=14 The Trans Zion is 48 miles, so a bit long by your specs & also difficult logistics (point to point...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bryce Canyon and/or Zion
June 18, 2:39pm

Cloud Airshell
I don't have the pants, but I do have the jacket (SD Cloud Airshell). I've used it in moderate rain. It seems to function like a pretty waterproof wind shell. Not as waterproof as a regu...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Cloud Rainpants
June 17, 2:59pm

Training
Ha, I thought backpacking was training for mountain running!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying fit for long hikes
June 14, 5:55pm

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