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Stone Man Pass
I've done Chief's Head to Stone Man Pass, but I don't remember what it was like, which usually means that it wasn't 5th class. Here's a TR which makes it sound OK: http://thep...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 6 Days in Rocky Mountain NP
May 26, 1:49pm

Pagoda W Ridge
The route off Pagoda to Chief's Head that you have outlined is hard. Route finding is complex, and exposure is quite fierce. If you find the correct route on the West Ridge there is a 70'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 6 Days in Rocky Mountain NP
May 25, 3:53pm

FKTs
Article on FKTs in general on Outside Online today: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/in-stride/The-Road-Less-Sprinted-The-Rise-Of-Fastest-Known-Time.html

In Philosophy & Technique » JMT Record Attempts - 2014
May 22, 12:50pm

Speed
Ha! I've personally done the JMT 3 times. This first 2 were speed records at the time (beaten multiple times since), the 3rd was an 8-day backpack. That 3rd trip was BY FAR the most fun! Bu...

In Philosophy & Technique » JMT Record Attempts - 2014
May 21, 1:42pm

Rules of engagement
Every year several people indicate that they're going after the JMT record. Actually getting to the start line is an accomplishment in itself. I hope everyone will remember and adhere to the ba...

In Philosophy & Technique » JMT Record Attempts - 2014
May 21, 7:25am

UD Fastpack
I don't know if you can get a UD Fastpack yet. As far as I know there are just a few protos in existence. I suppose you could ask Buzz... They should be available in August.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
May 19, 5:00pm

Packs
My petite spouse has used the Jam a lot and is happy with it generally (for a frameless pack). But, the small size Jam (older model) does not fit a bear can well. She ended up getting a GG Mariposa...

In GEAR » ultralight pack that will fit very small woman well
May 17, 5:11pm

Re: water
Ha! We did not ask her religious affiliation, but I assume she was avoiding sun.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
May 15, 5:25pm

water
Well, yes, we kind of messed up on water. It was thin out there this year. I do think that most of the side drainages had water somewhere if you were willing to walk up or down for a while - at l...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
May 14, 10:08am

Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
Buzz & I did the Royal Arch route with the Pt Huitzil start a couple of weeks ago. We spent 3 days, walking back to Hermit's Rest via the Tonto & Boucher trails. Amazing, big, remote co...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
May 14, 8:15am

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