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Re: # 3 zipper on a sleeping bag?
I was just at the Mountain Hardwear employee store a few days ago helping some friends pick out new sleeping bags. We tried the Phantom 15 and 0 and those things have got to have the worst zippers ...

In GEAR » # 3 zipper on a sleeping bag?
November 01, 1:06pm

Re: Mt Hitchcock
Yeah, Hitchcock is much more impressive from the west than Whitney. That fluted wall is pretty amazing from the Guitar Lake area. There are a number of class 2 routes up Hitchcock - see here: http:...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report +Video Kearsarge to Mt Whitney
November 01, 10:59am

Re: Hetchhetchy?
Hetch Hetchy road gets plowed all winter, though you might be waiting a day or two for the plows to get there after a big storm. Rancheria Falls or Lake Vernon are both good winter destinations.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 30, 11:10pm

Re: Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
I dunno where you live, but here in the Bay Area, there's no need to stop going out in the winter. Snow camping in the Sierra plus trips to Big Sur and Henry Coe keep me almost as busy as the s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 30, 11:00pm

Re: Trip Report +Video Kearsarge to Mt Whitney
Thanks Chris, I really enjoyed the 15 minute dose of high country goodness. Good music too.

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report +Video Kearsarge to Mt Whitney
October 30, 10:46pm

Re: need suggestions for a trailstar center pole.
How about these: http://www.rutalocura.com/Tent_Poles.html

In GEAR » need suggestions for a trailstar center pole.
October 30, 10:29pm

Re: My old Wool System, Sleep and Pack
This is exactly what explorers used for hundreds of years. Most of us these days are too soft to even try it for a night, let alone use it as our primary backpacking gear. Kudos. Quoting Daniel ...

In Gear Lists » My old Wool System, Sleep and Pack
October 29, 11:31pm

Re: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness

In Post-Trip Reports » Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness
October 27, 12:20pm

Re: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness

In Post-Trip Reports » Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness
October 27, 12:17pm

Re: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness
Thanks everyone for coming! I had a great time meeting new folks and hanging out with old friends. Saturday started out windy with a few small clouds blowing over at high velocity. By 3PM, grau...

In Post-Trip Reports » Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness
October 27, 11:14am

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

ULA Ohm
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