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Cascadia v. Wildcat
I've backpacked and run in both Cascadia 5 & Wildcat 2. Both are great. Sounds like for your purposes you may prefer Cascadia. They will probably be more durable and provide a bit more m...

In GEAR » Brooks Cascadia 9 vs LaSportiva Wild Cats 2.0
May 05, 10:50am

Needles - Dark Canyon (UT)
We did a 4-day, 110-mile hike from the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, following the Hayduke Trail south through Beef Basin and Fable Valley, and then down Young's Canyon into Da...

In Post-Trip Reports » Needles - Dark Canyon (UT)
April 28, 3:26pm

UD fastpack
Correction: UD Fastpack out in August. A few more pics here (both 20 & 30 L are featured): http://blog.ultimatedirection.com/dark-needles-loop/#more-1400

In GEAR » Fastpacks 2014
April 28, 3:20pm

Fastpack
Perhaps a return to "The Ray Way"! Forgot to mention the pack is constructed from silnylon with a roll top closure and stretch mesh pockets. A removable foam back panel is included.

In GEAR » Fastpacks 2014
April 26, 5:25pm

UD
Ultimate Direction has a Fastpack coming out I think July. There will be 20 and 30L models. They have vest-style shoulder straps with bottle & gear pockets on the straps. No hip belt. We tested...

In GEAR » Fastpacks 2014
April 26, 3:59pm

Cascadia
Brooks Cascadia used to be an exceptionally durable & all around great trail shoe. I haven't tried them since about version 5, and they're up to 9 now. I did see a ranger with them on d...

In GEAR » HELP with new trail shoe choice.
April 25, 3:33pm

Ultra Raptor
Worn out. The outsole wore smooth on the forefoot and the midsole split. I agree that you aren't likely to find a trail running shoe that will reliably last 2000 miles.

In GEAR » HELP with new trail shoe choice.
April 24, 9:45pm

Ultra Raptor
I love the Ultra Raptor & it is now my go-to shoe for backpacking, particularly because my trips usually involve some scrambling/rock hopping. But, for your purposes I'd be a little concern...

In GEAR » HELP with new trail shoe choice.
April 24, 7:16pm

Desert ideas
Be aware that by later May it will probably be real hot in the desert SW, so slot canyons & places with water would be preferred. Buckskin-Paria canyons would be a nice option. Trans-Zion would...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 20-23 Days/Nights to Backpack...
April 23, 8:24pm

Mmmm .... Beer
"Louisville". When there check out Gravity Brewing.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attn: Boulder, CO area people!
April 08, 10:08pm

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