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Re: Flat Tops Wilderness Jaunt
Thanks for sharing Paul! I'm looking forward to autumn too.

In Post-Trip Reports » Flat Tops Wilderness Jaunt
September 02, 10:05pm

Re: Courtright to Goddard, August 2014
Thanks for sharing. That's one of my favorite loops... actually just did it again about a month ago.

In Post-Trip Reports » Courtright to Goddard, August 2014
September 02, 10:03pm

Re: PCT or CDT during winter
Check out Kevin Sawchuck's excellent article on skiing the JMT on this website. It will give you an appreciation for the difficulty of what you are suggesting. The avalanche danger is considera...

In Winter Hiking » PCT or CDT during winter
September 02, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Meal Plan For Yosemite
I use Perpetuem, or old school non-zero-calorie Gatorade.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meal Plan For Yosemite
August 29, 11:27am

Re: Re: GG Trek Poles
I've broken one in the time it took me to wear out two sets of pole tips (2000 miles?). I did the same thing, stumbled and the pole broke when I leaned on it wrong. But if you're careful wi...

In GEAR » GG Trek Poles
August 28, 11:15pm

Re: GG Trek Poles
I had to cut the foam handle off an LT4 once. My recollection is that the loop is just the end of a doubled over piece of cord that goes up 3 - 4" between the handle and the pole. The handle i...

In GEAR » GG Trek Poles
August 28, 11:03pm

Re: Rafting Conditions
Did you get a replacement Haven? Or something else? Did Philip and Daniel take the Duplex? How'd that work out?

In Post-Trip Reports » Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
August 28, 10:55pm

Re: JMT/ Evolution Valley
Nice shot Jay. Looks like you caught Colby Meadow in rare form. Looking forward to more photos from your trip.

In Photo Gallery » JMT/ Evolution Valley
August 28, 10:52pm

Re: Meal Plan For Yosemite
And in case you do come back hungry, this is waiting for you at the Meadows Grill when you are finished:

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meal Plan For Yosemite
August 28, 10:49pm

Re: Meal Plan For Yosemite
Sounds reasonable. I'm close to you in body type (5'10 180 lbs and athletic) and I eat 1.7 pounds of food per day. I usually average somewhere around 100 cal/oz so that's roughly 2700 c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meal Plan For Yosemite
August 28, 10:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm