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Re: Re: BPL Member Map
Added in Mannahatta.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Member Map
October 03, 12:18pm

Re: Is it just me?
short hikes in the rain/snow is the best time to test your gear ... at a low risk Exactly. On top of cutting down on the crowds, bad weather hiking is excellent for experimenting with that tra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is it just me?
September 23, 8:24am

Cecil Lake to Iceberg Lake Cross Country?
I'm planning on doing a version of the Yosemite to Minarets hike described in Backpacking California minus the x-c, in reverse (starting at Lyell Canyon TH and ending at Mono Pass TH. My 2nd n...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Cecil Lake to Iceberg Lake Cross Country?
September 23, 7:13am

Re: A Week in the Sierra's - Ideas for a clueless Canuck
With pictures, a yosemite loop I've done most of myself. Day 1. Lyell Canyon TH to Vogelsang High Sierra Camp -11.6 miles (starting elevation 8700', finishing 10100' I've ne...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A Week in the Sierra's - Ideas for a clueless Canuck
September 23, 6:09am

Re: 1-2 Night Trip: Extended Day Hike, or Shortened Week-long?
I never really bring luxuries on short outings other than food; like mentioned above, I'll bring some perishable stuff on short outings that aren't suitable to 4 day trips. I live in Ma...

In Philosophy & Technique » 1-2 Night Trip: Extended Day Hike, or Shortened Week-long?
September 22, 11:44am

Heatsheet as rain wrap?
I'm staring at my gear list for my upcoming trip to Yosemite/Ansel Adams Wilderness (9/26/-10/1) and trying to figure out if there is any place I could cut oz. It's shoulder season in ...

In GEAR » Heatsheet as rain wrap?
September 22, 7:52am

Re: Re: A Week in the Sierra's - Ideas for a clueless Canuck
You should avoid camping around 10000ft or higher as the nights get REALLY cold now. One week from today, I'm going to be doing a 6 day in the same area as Dan may be, probably doing some va...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A Week in the Sierra's - Ideas for a clueless Canuck
September 20, 8:40am

Re: sleeping on 2/3 pad
As Mike W. said, for maximum comfort, you probably won't be fully inflating the pad anyways, unless you like really firm mattresses at home. Like Mike M. I used a 47" NeoAir on occasion. I...

In GEAR » sleeping on 2/3 pad
September 19, 8:47pm

Gear Swap
Well, for quite a few of us, the Gear Swap board fills the 'gear rental' gap. Either we pick up stuff at a discount to try out, or we pay full price with the knowledge, that, while there a...

In GEAR » Gear Rental Feasibility - Help Appreciated
September 19, 8:37pm

Re: Width
That extra couple of inches is nice for overlayering in colder temps though. The point about overlayering is an excellent one that I hadn't considered. I'd be expecting to be able to pu...

In GEAR » Katabatic Quilts
September 17, 6:36am

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm