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Never Summer Wilderness Loop
In the muffled silence, I creep toward the clearing. My heart jumps, then settles. No moose. Just a couple of does grazing at the far end of the meadow. Back on the trail, I ascend in the...

In Post-Trip Reports » Never Summer Wilderness Loop
September 16, 6:54am

Re: ergo or straight handled trekking poles
For what it's worth, Dennis, I've been using Pacerpoles for years to pitch my shelters without any problem. They are pretty tough. I pitch with handles down and haven't had any issues...

In GEAR » ergo or straight handled trekking poles
August 08, 6:14pm

Four Pass Loop
Thanks for all the positive comments, guys. Great story, Randy, and useful information about the parking. Maybe that's why I was the only backpacker on the bus. Doh! Yuri, very insightfu...

In Post-Trip Reports » Four Pass Loop
August 06, 6:37am

Re: Re: Four Pass Loop
It is kind of fun when that happens, isn't it, Tim. There was one time when I was in your neck of the woods, I think it was near Eccles Pass, when I could hear a large animal crashing around j...

In Post-Trip Reports » Four Pass Loop
August 05, 4:38pm

Re: Excellent write up
Thanks, Yuri. That's a great question, and I'm still mulling it over. It was a lot of fun meeting my fellow hikers, but there were times when I wanted to just be alone out there.

In Post-Trip Reports » Four Pass Loop
August 05, 4:27pm

Re: Re: How many nights?
HK, yeah, 11 hrs. is a long drive. On the other hand, you'll probably arrive after 5 pm, meaning that you can skip the bus and drive right to Maroon Lake. Crater Lake is only 1.8 miles from t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Maroon Bells, Four Pass Loop
August 05, 4:20pm

Four Pass Loop
Read my new trip report at Dondo Outdoors.

In Post-Trip Reports » Four Pass Loop
August 05, 8:19am

Re: 2012 Bear Canister Req? Re: Maroon Bells, Four Pass Loop
HI HK, I just did the 4 pass loop this week and as far as I know, there were no requirements to carry a bear canister in the backcountry. My last night was at Crater Lake, just 1.8 miles from t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Maroon Bells, Four Pass Loop
August 04, 4:55pm

Re: Drying out Exped SynMat UL 7
You can also use a hair dryer set to cool. I agree with Mark that the pump bag with schnozzle is a better idea. The pump bag is a big silnylon dry sack and the schnozzle is a tube that connects i...

In GEAR » Drying out Exped SynMat UL 7
July 23, 6:22pm

Re: Another fine entry
Thanks for that, Jonathan. I'm glad you're enjoying what I do. It seems to me that UL/LW backpacking is a pretty big tent, with plenty of room for adventure racers as well as those of us ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Goose Creek Loop
July 18, 12:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Dondo .

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Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Nice review, Mitchell. After our discussion here about this bag back in April, I had a serious hankering after this bag. I really had no need of another bag and managed to resist until the Memorial ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 8:38pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
Mine fit well. Size 10 slips right over a thin pair of wool socks and my size 9.5 feet. They are comfortable inside my trail runners and do what they claim to do--keep my feet warm and dry in wet, col...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 27, 8:01pm

Pacer Poles
Here's something I just posted at the Editor's Roundtable forum. It occured to me that it belongs here as well. Heather, here's something I posted on the TLB general discussion forum a...

In Trekking Poles
December 12, 8:28pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
This is the book I recommend to friends and folks I meet on the trail who are interested in going lighter. It's fun, unpretentious, and lays out the basic ideas in ways that are easy to understand. Do...

In Books and Media
November 23, 8:15am

Eastern Mountain Sports
Craig, good news. The last EMS store in Colorado closed a few months ago so no more tax for you. It was two miles away from my home in Denver and I miss it but I'll admit that I took full advantage o...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 21, 9:20pm