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Man I love Zimmer packs... So many possibilities...I plan to order another soon.

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt pack
February 02, 11:59pm

Lawson Ti snow anchors
I like my Lawson Ti snow anchors. A bit pricey, but work well and lighter than the SMC's. I bring the bare minimum, and just use half buried snow shoes, ice axe, and/or snow claw to anchor th...

In GEAR » Recommend me a snow anchor and attachment device
February 02, 11:54pm

Real world test
Hey guys, I finally tested these out this weekend in Yosemite. The traction on them is actually pretty functional WHEN they stay on. I can't speak for all shoes...but I had them on a pair o...

In GEAR » Vargo's new 2015 4oz 10point crampons
February 02, 1:36am

Snow creek to Yosemite falls
Awesome. Thanks guys! Looks like it might snow hopefully someone here will have updates later in the week. Looks like I'll be hauling my snowshoes...thinking of braving my new...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
January 26, 1:01am

Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
Hey all, Thinking of doing a last minute trip this weekend. Day 1: up snow creek falls to north dome. Camp up there...good spots? Day 2: north dome to top of Yosemite falls. camp there. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
January 25, 5:11pm

I've had barfy feelings as well, specifically at altitude. I'm kind of a pansy, and if I go from sea level to 11k ft in a day....i feel barfy and lethargic. Diamox, Advil, and a dual actio...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nausea & Throwing Up
January 24, 3:26pm

40 below and micro spikes?
Anyone try 40 belows with micro spikes? Also just slightly considering going with a waterproof boot (Merrill Moab gtx) under the 40 belows....bad idea? Anyone tried that?

In GEAR » Trail runner / neoprene overboot setup for snowshoeing
January 22, 12:08am

Dharma silk?
Does anyone have a link to the silk that's only .55 oz per sq yard? There's several 5mm silk options....not sure which one to pick... I wonder how much a pair of custom silk pj's wo...

In Multiple Use Gear » Silk sleeping bag liner?
January 14, 5:01pm

2 oz silk liner?
I'm certainly interested in Bob's 2 oz silk liner. Any tricks to that? If you started selling these I'm guessing you'd sell a bunch on this forum. I only wish I could sew....

In Multiple Use Gear » Silk sleeping bag liner?
January 13, 1:58am

Chess board
Was heading over Kearsarge pass a few months back, and met 2 very nice of which had a chessboard strapped to his pack. Not a little travel chessboard...but the biggest I've ever see...

In GEAR » Oddest single piece of gear you have seen on the trail
January 13, 12:58am

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