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Measuring route with Hillmap
I answered my own question this weekend. My son and I backpacked to a lake in the Uintas Friday afternoon. Before we went I measured the route using Hillmap and added 10% to that distance just l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Estimating distance with Hillmap
June 22, 8:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BPL trips out of Sale Lake City
Above tree line rules out the desert then, probably too far from SLC anyway. That late in the year the mountains are likely to have some snow unless you can make it in early October. For somethin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL trips out of Sale Lake City
June 20, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Re: BPL trips out of Sale Lake City
Where exactly are you planning to go in the SLC region?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL trips out of Sale Lake City
June 20, 4:13pm

Re: BPL trips out of Sale Lake City
I live in Salt Lake City and am very interested.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL trips out of Sale Lake City
June 20, 3:18pm

Estimating distance with Hillmap
When I plan routes using NG TOPO! I always add 10% to the distance I get with their route tool. However TOPO! has been discontinued and I am planning a trip in an area where I don't have TOPO!...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Estimating distance with Hillmap
June 16, 6:46pm

re: Bob Open Training
Thanks for the input. Very informative. Interesting that none of you incorporate trail running. Maybe this summer I will start doing more hiking with lots of vert and less running. Get burned o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying fit for long hikes
June 14, 1:27pm

Staying fit for long hikes
I was curious how you guys stay in shape for long backpacking trips? Personally I do a bit of trail running. For those that participate in things like the Bob Open where you might be putting in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying fit for long hikes
June 14, 10:28am

Bob Marshall Wilderness mid July
My 16 year old son and I are planning on doing a trip to the Bob Marshall Wilderness next month. We are looking at July 12-19 but those dates could migrate a little. So far it is my son and I and...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Bob Marshall Wilderness mid July
June 14, 6:43am

Neoair Question
I'm considering buying a neoair cause I have a hard time getting a good nights sleep with my zlite. The neoair seems like it would be pretty fragile. I assume I would need to put something un...

In GEAR » Neoair Question
June 05, 6:27pm

Packraft Rentals
Luke - There are some guys that rent packrafts right here in Salt Lake City. Makes it very tempting to try. David - Thanks for the input. I think I'll be ordering the kindle edition soon.

In Packrafting » Roman Dial book
June 04, 10:17pm

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