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Helios
While you're at it check out the Sportiva Helios. 4mm drop, 230g, very wide toe box, excellent rock plate & good cushion for such a light shoe. I've also found them to be exceptionally ...

In GEAR » need trail runners for very rocky/talus/scree conditions
May 06, 8:32am

Re: What's so great about the JMT?
I don't think anyone mentioned: 222 miles & does not cross a road. PB (JMT '00, '03, '12)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's so great about the JMT?
May 05, 7:10pm

Training
Also, you want to look at which factors are most limiting your daily mileage. Are you walking slowly all day? If that's the case then obviously you need to train to walk faster. If you can'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Preparing for thru-hike
April 29, 9:05am

Re: Re: 2012 Sierra Designs Mojo 2
Used it on the JMT last year with wife. We had good conditions - no rain - so I can't comment on waterproof-ness. One odd feature is that the door cants back over the interior space, so it se...

In GEAR » 2012 Sierra Designs Mojo 2
April 26, 3:47pm

CCF pads
My Xlite got a hole on a recent desert trip, leaving me lying on the cold, hard ground (OK, sand actually isn't that hard). Lots of sharp things in the desert, and not a lot of water to submerg...

In GEAR » CCF pads
April 17, 10:11am

Re: coconut oil
I've thought about that. Coconut oil is solid at "room" temp, liquid at Sierras summer daytime temp. How would you use it? In place of olive oil in the dinner? I only cook at dinn...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » food plan - thoughts?
March 27, 3:11pm

food plan - thoughts?
I've been tweaking my food plan for trips in the 7-10 day range. I am generally happy eating pretty much the same thing each day for that much time. I am a thin, athletic male (5'8",...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » food plan - thoughts?
March 27, 2:33pm

Re: Thorofare pants & shirt?
Thanks for the info & insights. I'm talking Sierras late July. Friends were same place & time & found lots of mosquitos & also heat. I've mostly gone later. I've foun...

In GEAR » Thorofare pants & shirt?
March 22, 2:15pm

Thorofare pants & shirt?
Does anyone know when the Thorofare pants & shirt will be back in stock? Comments on these pieces. How about mosquito resistance?

In GEAR » Thorofare pants & shirt?
March 21, 9:37pm

Sleeves
I also like sleeves instead of carrying an full LS shirt. My Moeben sleeves weigh 2.5oz. It's nice to start out hiking with them on a cool morning & then be able to pull them off w/o removi...

In GEAR » Shirt for chilly mornings
March 20, 7:49am

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