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Re: UL at 0° F? More warmth by adding down vs. a tent.
This has probably already been addressed in another thread but it seems relevant here: In my experience adding down to a winter quilt is a more efficient way to increase warmth and comfort instead...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
October 03, 11:29am

Re: First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
That's some beautiful scenery! Thanks Andrew. I have been wanting to get back out there and this is a welcome substitute. It looks like you made it through the snow just fine. I appreciate the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
October 02, 10:34pm

Water on San G
Hikin Jim posted a good water update last week, although it may be from the north side. It may be worth sending him a PM.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Request information on water availability on Vivian trail - San Gorgonio
September 29, 6:24pm

Re McGee Lakes Basin via Lamarck Col
Thanks for your tr and photos. I always enjoy living vicariously through your journeys in the Sierra. I have trudged up that section of the Piute trail from the JMT late in the day and i can apprec...

In Post-Trip Reports » McGee lakes Basin via Lamarck Col 9/6-11
September 29, 6:10pm

Re: UL at 0° F? Definitely!
Thanks! Dave, that Mirage is incredible, like a sleeping bag/jacket. The only time I've heard my wife say, "I'm too hot in this" is while she was wearing it (she runs really cold)...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 24, 3:18pm

Last minute trip recommendations: SEKI
You didn't mention your level of experience so my recommendations are all class I trail routes. If you have experience with xc the possibilities are almost endless and potentially much more cre...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Last minute trip recommendations: Kings Canyon/Sequoia
September 24, 9:27am

Brewer Basin
Brewer Basin from Sphinx Col. Kings Canyon.

In Photo Gallery » Above Treeline
September 24, 3:36am

UL at 0° F? Definitely!
I've done a few multi-day winter trips with a 10 lb base weight (aka 10.10 and 10.63, but who's counting). The thermometer on my watch stops working below 14-15 degrees so I'm not sure ...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 23, 8:20pm

Fun Whitney Trip
Thanks for your Horseshoe Mdws - Whitney trip report. It was fun reliving my own past trips along the same trail(s) through your photos and narrative. Along with the landscape pxts I always appreci...

In Post-Trip Reports » Horseshoe to Whitney 2014
August 31, 11:19am

NEW Re: Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
Thank you for taking the time to put together another inspiring trip report!

In Post-Trip Reports » Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
August 27, 10:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Andy Duncan

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Titanium Goat AGP AGP
I used these poles on the JMT last summer and had no problems. They are extremely light and the grips and very comfortable. The locking system is smooth and flawless. I have used them in snow and mile...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:20pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
After using the large (19oz) for the extra 5" in width and the regular (14 oz) to save a little weight I finally just settled on the small (9 oz). It's lightweight and perfect as an extended ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 01, 2:24am

zpacks Company
I ordered a Hexamid Tent on Sept. 1st and received it on the extact day Joe said it would mailed out. When I added some accessories to the order at the last minute he sent them without charging for th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 01, 2:01am