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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

The Heart of Everything That Is
I read the book last winter and also greatly enjoyed it. Definitely felt the urge to go visit the areas chronicled in the book.

In Chaff » Anybody else read "The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend"?
November 25, 9:29pm

What are ou hoping Santa brings you?
Rain. We desperately need some rain here on the central and southern CA coasts. Besides that, all I need is some time off from work and home responsibilities to get out there for a few trips. ...

In GEAR » What Are You Hoping Santa Brings You This Christmas?
November 25, 7:39pm

flat tarp
I often use a 8.5 x 10 cuben flat tarp from Zpacks. I had some extra tie outs added to the perimeter and a couple mid-panel on each side. Lots of coverage and lots of flexibility in terms of pitc...

In GEAR » flat tarp
November 21, 9:38am

Trailstar Center Pole
I own carbon fiber center poles from both Seek Outside and Ruta Locura. Both weigh about 5 oz as I recall. Both work very well. The Ruta Locura pole uses a twist lock mechanism to set or adjus...

In GEAR » need suggestions for a trailstar center pole.
October 31, 9:07am

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