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May lake, cathedral lakes, etc
Great to hear Tioga opening late May sounds realistic! Which lake area would be less likely to be crowded? I know Cathedral and May can get crazy, but hopefully better in May?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip for kids? Porcupine to Northdome
April 29, 11:52pm

Kids trip: Porcupine to Northdome
Good points. I really wanted to take them to Young lakes, however 8 miles in might be hard for their little feet. The 6 miles in to Ostrander last Oct was pushing it. Looking at my calendar, l...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip for kids? Porcupine to Northdome
April 29, 1:47pm

Trip for kids? Porcupine to Northdome
Hey there. Looking for another short easy trip for my nephews ages 8 and 14). Maybe 5-6 easy-ish miles per day. We did Ostrander last time and loved it! Assuming Tioga opens in the next mont...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip for kids? Porcupine to Northdome
April 27, 9:33am

New Montbell stuff?
Heads up. There's some new stuff on the MB site. The 3.5 oz daypack looks fun...and they even have 2 headlamps. Not much detail on the battery life/lumen specs though. Hoping someone wil...

In GEAR » New Montbell stuff?
March 29, 12:53am

Point Reyes Arch rock collapse!!! :(
Saw it on the news today. Apparently that cool peninsula/cliff thing at the end of bear valley trail has collapsed. I've had many lunches there....Scary. Sounds like someone was killed. :(...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Point Reyes Arch rock collapse!!! :(
March 23, 11:43am

Fuzzy fleece?
I'm thinking I'd go with a thicker fleece like a hooded MH monkeyman, then a pair of 100wt fleece pants for warmth, and a sturdy old school rain parka and pants. Won't wet out if you&#...

In GEAR » Jackets for a survival course
February 12, 10:56am

Hex solo
Can't speak to the patrol shelter, but I took my hexamid solo plus through a pretty good wind/rain/lightening storm in the sierras. Was at about 11.5K ft with virtually no tree cover. Out of ...

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 12, 10:45am

Med
Forgot to mention that my Tachyon is a men's medium. ;)

In GEAR » another montbell tachyon fit and sizing question
February 08, 4:39pm

Tachyon
I have the non-hooded full zip Tachyon. I'm 5,10 and 165lbs, (pants size is 32x30...does that mean I have a 32" waist?) Tachyon fits me perfect. Has room to go over a 200wt fleece, bu...

In GEAR » another montbell tachyon fit and sizing question
February 08, 4:39pm

Tenaya Canyon
Don't worry...not too serious here, just curious. What's with all the Tenaya canyon warnings on the Yosemite maps? Is it that dangerous? Anyone been out there?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tenaya Canyon
February 03, 12:51am

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