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twin island lakes to Catherine
I have been over to Twin Island Lakes from Lake Catherine, and it's pretty easy. I understand there is a trail that comes up the canyon almost to Twin Island Lakes. They way to go is come up to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » off trail hiking
July 02, 3:48pm

Re: *smirk*
I think these comments about politicians and snakes are really insulting. To the snakes.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snakes, groundsheets and Tyvek
June 30, 9:26pm

Re: stove??
I've used esbit for solo trips, but I wouldn't bother for two people. You can boil a liter on two tablets; I've tried that. It works great if what you are doing is boiling water and you...

In Gear Lists » First-timer... JMT 2012
June 21, 7:36pm

Re: second stove purchase .... opinions wanted
Andrew - How long is your typical trip? The jetboil Sol aluminum can be a very weight efficient option if your trips are long enough, but for 2-3 day trips it will be heavier, since with either the...

In GEAR » second stove purchase .... opinions wanted
June 18, 9:33pm

Re: re: down and synthetic
My experience has been that it is day after day of damp conditions where I have had loss of loft with a down sleeping bag. Not getting it wet in any one-time event, but just picking up moisture con...

In Editor's Roundtable » Insulation Measurement
June 15, 6:55pm

Re: Sequoia and Kings Canyon area conditions, please respond with reports
Try here: http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7563

In Post-Trip Reports » Sequoia and Kings Canyon area conditions, please respond with reports
June 13, 9:30pm

Re: Whitney Mountaineering Route
Look here - massive amounts of info on all things Whitney: http://whitneyportalstore.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=1&page=1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Whitney Mountaineering Route
June 12, 10:56pm

Re: Considering an ice axe: BD Raven Pro or Camp Corsa?
The Corsa is a very limited tool. I have one for backcountry ski trips. You wouldn't want to do anything but self-arrest with it (or just use it on an uphill or traverse where you're plungi...

In GEAR » Considering an ice axe: BD Raven Pro or Camp Corsa?
June 11, 11:39pm

A suggestion
I think a good idea would be to get some folks together and some sleeping bags and have them lie down in the tent and see how they like it. Market research, if you will. Always a good idea to get s...

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
June 09, 8:46pm

Re: Help for Mt. Whitney climb
John, I think your list looks pretty good with the possible exception of the cap 3 bottoms. Long johns are not going to get used unless you start with them on and add from there, and those cap 3...

In GEAR » Help for Mt. Whitney climb
June 09, 2:14pm

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