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maps
I kept Erik's atlas in my front pocket in a gallon zip lock. more detailed and useful than Harrison maps. Only one I referred to for hiking. Map in right pocket, camera in left. Definitely keep...

In GEAR » What is the best way to have Map handy
August 10, 8:44pm

shoes
Almost any shoe is fine. Don't over think it. Spending money on boots is a bit of a waste if packs are under about 35 lb.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 10, 11:40am

removing sealer
Tape it on the inside. Your sealer is on the outside I presume. No conflict. Silicone rubs off of cuben mostly with a little hand friction.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » any advice on removing seam sealer on cuben fiber tarp
August 08, 5:24pm

Darcy
I think I talked to her, looks like her anyway She was taking Sawmill pass trail to exit and the harrison map she had didnt show where it came out at. I showed her on another map where it came ou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Darcy Piceu's JMT Attempt ?
August 08, 3:43pm

mariposa
I think they are floundering. I also think the new pack is butt-ugly.

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Mariposa
August 08, 3:33pm

dry
yeah, being wet isnt bad as long as you can get dry. Ive never noticed any difference whether my feet were wet or dry. Keep a dry pair of socks and long johns in your pack, and put them on when ...

In Gear Lists » Staying warm/dry in Sept on the JMT
August 06, 8:26pm

showers
We had no problem showering and doing laundry the day we arrived back in base camp. Its not really that hard. Possibly if you dally on on the trail or in camp and get a late start you could run sh...

In Philmont » The Southwest Chief
August 06, 5:55pm

pants
I used driducks , was glad to have them, and found them perfectly suitable. Pants were much appreciated, I spent 1.5 days hiking in rain. Crossing Mather pass in wind, rain, hail, and whiteout co...

In Gear Lists » gear list JMT Aug 16-Sept1
August 06, 4:08pm

guitar lake alternative
There is a small lake above guitar lake. May or may not be as crowded as guitar lake, but its close to the switchbacks. And, you can get an awesome twighlight view. My second favorite campsite o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guitar lake alternatives
August 05, 6:48pm

record attempt
Jenn had giardia a couple weeks ago, they think Krissy could have gotten it from her and it just began to show after its incubation period when they started the attempt. Or, it might not have ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 05, 6:36pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm