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Piper, how were your 6 days on the JMT? (BTW, do you want us to call you Piper, or Diane?) How did the equipment choices you asked for advice about turn out? Hope you had a great time.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Esbit - what am I doing wrong?
August 20, 4:16pm

Looking at Daniel's trail journal re VVR, I think there are some mistakes in it, and some other things where my subjective impressions don't agree at all with his. What I was charged for...

In Gear Lists » JMT Hike by Boy Scout
August 18, 11:03am

Re: Re: Hike report for my JMT hike from 7/24 to 8/12
"And actually, now that I see your report on Vermilion and Muir Trail Ranch, I'm wondering if we would be better off just skipping Vermilion and staying at MTR. Were all of the services of...

In Gear Lists » JMT Hike by Boy Scout
August 18, 10:46am

Re: High Mileage JMT
I did it recently in 11.5 days. Felt fast enough for me :-) Your day 1 sounds much, much harder than day 2. YV to Tuolumne is a lot of climbing. Consider sleeping at the Tuolumne Meadows backpac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Mileage JMT
August 17, 8:53pm

not for me
I use a 5x8 tarp with no bivy. But I'm in the Sierra and you're in the east, so YMMV.

In GEAR » Is a bivy necessary with a tarp?
August 16, 6:03pm

Re: Ultra lite camp shoes
Cool ideas, David! Who are your suppliers for the tyvek booties and 3/8" foam?

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight sandals...?
August 14, 5:52pm

Re: Tehipite Valley to VVR
Jay, I was suggesting that you post there and ask the question. I went ahead and quoted your question to them:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Remote Tehipite Valley
August 13, 7:12pm

Thanks, David!

In Chaff » black-tailed or mule deer in Sierra?
August 13, 2:48pm

try ?
There are some folks on who are pretty knowledgeable about the area. I posted there myself, asking for info about it, and got some good responses in this thread: http://www.high...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Remote Tehipite Valley
August 13, 9:00am

looking for a good solution
I'm watching this thread closely for a good solution. I own a white gas stove, but on trips with my daughter the sheer bulk of the fuel was killing us. When she was little, we simply couldn&...

In GEAR » basic stove?
August 12, 7:35pm

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