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Deceptively dangerous at a distance, but okay once there!
At a distance the route often may look impassable. And, if your vision is no longer 20/20, even with corrective lenses, as mine is, it can definitely raise one's anxiety level! Especiall...

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
October 24, 3:55pm

Leviathan Peak Camp
The descent route described above is just to the right of the Sea Monster or Leviathan Peak. There was no snow there for my trip, but it is in the shade most of the day. Any earlier in the year wou...

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
October 24, 3:26pm

Boulder trough
There is no trail here. You just take the least steep fall line and control the weight onto your downhill foot until your certain the rock won't move on you. And then repeat as necessary... ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
October 24, 3:17pm

Boulder descent interrupted by a little weasel

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
October 24, 3:11pm

Unnamed pass with WEM026 in the background
The pack sits at the top of an unnamed pass. I'm facing WEM026. The route descends a boulder field from the pass, and then ascends to the tarn. If you didn't follow the "best route&quo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
October 24, 3:07pm

Sunlight Lake camp with Jagged mountain

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
October 24, 2:57pm

Short cut WEM 026 redlined route from tarn

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
October 24, 2:46pm

Weminuche High Route short cut picture at WEM26

In Post-Trip Reports » Weminuche High Route
October 24, 2:33pm

Philmont Redux
Tom, Thanks for this article. It was 36 and 35 years ago for me, but it brought back many memories. I had two girls, so I feel cheated!

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Redux: A Returning Scouter’s Report
October 19, 4:44pm

Inflatable air bag helmet
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/10/hovding-helmet-airbag-for-head.php

In Chaff » Inflatable air bag helmet
October 19, 4:07pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD
www.bucktrack.com $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm