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How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking
We grew up in the city in southern California. When I was a little guy, I tried scouting, but it wasn't for me. Our local scout troop never seemed to do anything even remotely interesting- no...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking.
January 12, 4:57pm

Pack Color Preferences
Now that I know the background, I'll weigh in with my opinion since there's a good chance it could affect a future order from me. I prefer neutral earth tones. Greens/browns/tans/dark g...

In GEAR » Pack Color Preferences
January 12, 4:32pm

Please Help Save the Cactus to Clouds Trail (and other trails) in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Presevere
Thanks for the heads-up. I'll look into it. I haven't really ever hiked out in that area before, but I can appreciate that the area and trail network are valuable resources for the comm...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Please Help Save the Cactus to Clouds Trail (and other trails) in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Presevere
January 06, 9:54am

Backcountry Night Photographs
Some nice shots in there. I've been playing around with some night photography and star trails but haven't ended up with anything yet I'm willing to share. There's a delicate ...

In Photo Gallery » Backcountry Night Photographs
January 05, 12:23pm

Patagonia Footwear Discotinued
I'm not privy to the details of why, but it is true that, at least for now, Patagonia has terminated their footwear line. An email was sent to industry friends and family a month or so back ...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
December 23, 5:01pm

My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
It's helpful to get some additional tips from others on the removal of particularly embedded tick. We get them pretty bad in certain areas of the central CA coast and interior, but only for ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
December 19, 2:35pm

Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
Good information and some helpful dates, tips, etc. for those of us not well versed on the intricacies of NPS trail permits. I have limited experience with trying to obtain permits in advance but ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
December 17, 4:09pm

Recommend a GTX lightweight boot?
They're not synthetic but I picked up a pair of the La Sportiva Boulder X Mids to try this winter for snowshoe/light crampon duty and a wintery hiking boot. Looks like they weigh about the s...

In GEAR » Recommend a GTX lightweight boot?
December 08, 5:43pm

Sespe Wilderness Water Levels
I haven't heard any recent info, but I wouldn't expect to find much, if any, before reaching Alder or Sespe Creeks. Even those creeks may just have isolated pools. I doubt there's muc...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sespe Wilderness Water Levels
December 08, 12:24pm

Nausea & Throwing Up
I don't know what the cause of your ailment is, but if you can't get solid foods down or digest them during exertion and you still want to get some calories in your system throughout the da...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nausea & Throwing Up
November 26, 7:52am

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