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Balancing the sky and landscape for vivid colors on
Galen Rowell used to sell a graduated filter that worked pretty well. But remember he was only shooting slides; nothing digital. When I used to shoot photos I got to know my film and light meter pr...

In Photography » Balancing the sky and landscape for vivid colors on both
April 02, 9:42pm

"Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?"
I had the exact same misting experience in my solo during a night of very heavy rain. Turned out o.k. but it was a bit disconcerting since I wasn't used to this sort of thing. Luckily the winds...

In GEAR » Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
April 02, 11:06am

"Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?"
Beyond weight savings, you need to consider whether this type of tent--which is more a tent/tarp hybrid--is for you. I'm used to a two pound solo tent with its own poles; one that is fully en...

In GEAR » Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
April 01, 10:37am

"Backpacking solo"
I agree with Dale. I backpack "solo" most of the time. I've definitely gotten past the whole "let me consider all of the horrible ways thatI could die doing this" thing. Muc...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 25, 2:00pm

"Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country"
I think that it's a myth that bears don't go above 10,000 feet. Of course they do. Bears go where there's food. People camp at altitude; bears will follow if food is available.

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 19, 1:43pm

"Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country"
Hang it. Above tree line, find a cliff face. Or jam up a crack and stash it there. Alone in a bivy with sugary food? Why not just smear yourself with honey too?

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 19, 10:17am

"Conditions in Tuolumne, Hwy 120?"
Maybe Desolation Wilderness at Lake Tahoe. No snowmobiles.

In Winter Hiking » Conditions in Tuolumne, Hwy 120?
March 18, 1:43pm

"Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection"
Drainage is not always obvious before it begins raining. For example, the trail itself can become a small creek which then overflows during heavy rains--perhaps right into your tent! Or a creek ups...

In Philosophy & Technique » Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
March 11, 1:36pm

"Cabela's clones Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 and SL3,
Oh I don' know...it takes me far longer to set a good pitch for a Hexamid, for example, than for a Fly Creek, even though the Hex uses fewer stakes. I spend perhaps three minutes tops driving i...

In GEAR » Cabela's clones Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 and SL3, adds vents
March 04, 1:46pm

Cabela's clones Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 and SL3,
It could be that the pole design on the Fly Creek puts too much stress--outward stretch--on the skimpy zippers; essentially pulling the two sides of the zipper apart. Or maybe they're just c...

In GEAR » Cabela's clones Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 and SL3, adds vents
March 04, 12:04pm

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm