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Re: Emigrant Wilderness - Solo Trip
James - looks like you had a great time. It's a great area to wander around in. My favorite trailhead up there is Gianelli - it's up on a ridge so you have views almost right away, and in t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness - Solo Trip
July 22, 10:59pm

Re: Snow shovel
Can't tell you when or if anything new is coming out. Can recommend what I have: BCA Tour - http://backcountryaccess.com/index.php?id=64&page=Tour/Tour_Systems. This is minimal if you are t...

In Winter Hiking » Snow shovel
July 19, 1:00pm

Re: Lightest fleece top?
Light and cheap is expedition weight long underwear zip t-neck from sierra trading post: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/164,14215_Wickers-Long-Underwear-Top-Expedition-Weight-Mock-Zip-Long-S...

In GEAR » Lightest fleece top?
July 14, 5:53pm

Re: Winter Stove
If you want to go white gas - the Simmerlite is about as light as it gets. I use one for my snow camping trips. The Whisperlite is almost as light and from my testing of the two stoves it is slight...

In GEAR » Winter Stove
July 14, 11:03am

Re: "A little ski tour"
David - Atomic Rainier skis Garmont excursion boots Voile 3-pin bindings

In Winter Hiking » A little ski tour
July 12, 3:39pm

Re: MYOG/DIY Gear - What preforms as well or better than "store bought" stuff?
There's DIY gear and there's DIY gear. It all depends on how well you make it. Some things - alky stoves, stuff sacks, pot cozies for instance - are really simple and can be made by almost ...

In GEAR » MYOG/DIY Gear - What preforms as well or better than "store bought" stuff?
July 11, 5:50pm

Re: The craze with frameless
I'll take a stab at it. I can see several reasons why many people go frameless. First, there are very few packs with stays in them that are really light, so the penalty for a frame is usually a...

In Philosophy & Technique » The craze with frameless
July 11, 10:15am

Re: Crazy snow in the Sierras!
The JMT will have tracks through any snow-covered portions due to the fact that PCT thru-hikers are passing through already and more will have done so by the time you hit it. So navigating will not...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Crazy snow in the Sierras!
July 08, 9:01pm

Re: Re: A little ski tour
Steve - thanks, it was a fun trip, and everything between Thompson Pass and the LeConte Divide is really nice country - and great ski touring. Yes, we did ski over Thompson Pass. As to current cond...

In Winter Hiking » A little ski tour
July 06, 1:27pm

so what is really lighter?
Reading this thread has me wondering about whether cooking or not cooking is actually lighter. I have often gone stoveless for short trips just for simplicity's sake. It's nice sometimes no...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why is a stove part of an "ultralight" system <3 days?
July 05, 12:21pm

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