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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

Re: anybody break a bd ultra distance pole
Mine survived the whole SHR = hard use. FWIW.

In GEAR » anybody break a bd ultra distance pole
February 14, 5:23pm

Buckskin Gulch
+1 for Buckskin Gulch This is one of the most amazing hikes in the world, and should be ok even in the heat of June. Of course the others you list are must-do as well. Subway isn't that techn...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Zion, Coyote Buttes, Bryce Canyon looking for suggestions
February 03, 10:06am

Hokas - ankles
Yes, the Hokas are extremely stable. But, any shoe can roll, and when your ankle does go over in this shoe you are very likely to get a serious injury. It's simple physics. Of course you're...

In GEAR » Backpacking in "maximalist" shoes? (ie.Hoka One One)
January 08, 10:06pm

Sportivas
Sounds to me like you're tying the shoes too tight & causing stress on the tendons on the top of your foot. You could try the Sportiva Helios, which has a 4mm drop.

In GEAR » Questions about heel-to-toe drop in footwear
January 06, 3:18pm

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