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Zpacks Arc Blast: Max load carrying? --B.G.--
Bob, I have similar experience with a Blast but find I start to have little discomfort at about 28-30 pounds. Its usually not an issue for me, but I am hoping to do a trip soon that requires a bea...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast: Max load carrying?
July 15, 2:31pm

South San Juan Stroll
I was out in the same neighborhood last week too. I spent 3 days out in the Weminuche with my son and had a great time. It looks like we had a little better weather. I'll try to report as we...

In Post-Trip Reports » South San Juan Stroll
July 11, 3:43pm

Advice/Critique on Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop Itinerary
I don't think its overly ambitious at all. Your miles are low. You could do it in 2 d-3 days easily, but take your time and enjoy if that is your preference. There is no problem hiking in th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advice/Critique on Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop Itinerary
July 11, 1:05pm

4 Pass Loop on Maroon Bells - A couple of questions
Perfect timing, Ted. I am heading out Friday morning. Were the passes all pretty clear? I'm thinking of summiting Snowmass Mountain. How did it look? Also, how cold is it getting at night ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 4 Pass Loop on Maroon Bells - A couple of questions
June 25, 3:16pm

Smoky Mountains Trip
Bradford just gave you what I would recommend too. The only reason I would consider other options is the fact that you are coming from Alabama and its the opposite end of the park. Big Creek is r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smoky Mountains Trip
June 20, 8:23am

Be gentle, extreme Newbie.
Looks like a pretty nice set up, Doug. The sleeping bag will limit you to mostly summer type trips if you are in the mountains, but that is what you are doing. There are several things you ca...

In Gear Lists » Be gentle, extreme Newbie.
June 11, 12:36pm

no sleep bag camping
I think its a really bad idea. You would be very cold. Look at enlightened equipment. There are frequently light quilts on gear swap too.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » no sleep bag camping
June 10, 4:10pm

Dri ducks
Dry ducks would be perfect

In GEAR » Which Luke's Rain Jacket for Virginia AT in Early October
June 07, 5:06pm

Pick Up Your Feet
Great teaser. I love the descriptions of the people of Appalachia. I will buy his book.

In Editor's Roundtable » Pick Up Your Feet
June 04, 9:34am

Looking for a down jacket for my 6'4" 240# son
Eddie Bauer First Ascent makes tall sizes. I have an XL tall one and they fit my 37 sleeves well. Its a little big in the body for me, but at 240#, it should fit him well. The Backcountry Hadr...

In GEAR » Looking for a down jacket for my 6'4" 240# son
June 03, 4:17pm

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