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Tarptent Moment - Fail
Took my new Tarptent Moment out to Lost Coast last week (see trip report below). Was a little bummed b/c the pole pocket had fallen apart while I was seem sealing, but i had devised a workaround. ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Moment - Fail
July 26, 10:52pm

Tarptent Moment Top Pole
Wondering about the added value of using the top pole. The pole pocket just fell apart when I set it up in my yard to seal some seams. A quick fix is to use a piece of string to clove hitch and t...

In GEAR » Tarptent Moment Top Pole
July 16, 2:51pm

Proper packraft fit
Just scored a lightly used Yukon Yak after lusting after one for years! Sitting in it on my living room floor, I've got 2-3 inches of space between my heels and the front of the boat. Have do...

In Packrafting » Choosing size for Alpacka rafts
July 12, 8:55pm

Plan B for trip out of Portland
Nice kid shot. Took mine for a backpack hike this morning. Yeah, Rogue is hot this time I know that area a tiny bit. Will check out strawberry's. Leaning toward Olympic Coast or long drive d...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help! Need a Plan B for a trip out of Portland next week.
July 12, 9:28am

Help! Need a Plan B for a trip out of Portland next week.
Had been planning to spend next week in the Eagle Cap Wilderness in eastern Oregon. Just got a report on local conditions, between snow, bugs and high water sounds miserable. So scratch that. Oly...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help! Need a Plan B for a trip out of Portland next week.
July 11, 5:06pm

Replacement for Montrail 08 Hardrocks?
My last pair of squirreled away 08 Hardrock's are worn out. What's my nearest closest replacement, Montrail or otherwise? I had a pair of 09's that were not half the shoe in fit or qu...

In GEAR » Replacement for Montrail 08 Hardrocks?
June 22, 3:34pm

Wallowas/Eagle Cap vs Sierras
thanks for the feedback! For those have you who have been to both, would you go to Eagle Cap Wilderness ahead of Sierra's? Any intel on snow levels in Eagle Cap in mid-July? Or know where...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Top quality backpacking w/in 6hrs of Portland OR?
June 07, 11:31pm

Top quality backpacking w/in 6hrs of Portland OR?
Hey folks, Trying to figure out whether there's any backpacking of comparable quality to the Sierra's or Rockies within 6hrs drive of Portland? Any thoughts on where to start looking? D...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Top quality backpacking w/in 6hrs of Portland OR?
June 05, 8:45pm

Free topo layers for Google Earth?
I had figured this out a year ago, but now am on a different computer and technology has changed. What do you guys use to get topo layers onto google earth? If you have links that would be awesom...

In GEAR » Free topo layers for Google Earth?
June 05, 8:44pm

Tikka XP2 - Price Drop
Let's try it at $45

In Gear Swap » Tikka XP 2
March 31, 12:20am

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