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"Light" gear list to shoot for?
Hello all, I'm using the winter months to get my gear in order for summer Sierra backpacking. Let me start by saying I have nothing but respect for people in the 5-10 lb base weight bracket of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 07, 2:47pm

Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
"What sort of camera did you use for these, Doug? Beautiful photos!!!" Thanks very much DK! The last three photos were with my old Canon T3 Rebel and kit lens. The last photo, of Cla...

In Photo Gallery » Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
December 06, 9:10pm

Re: Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
Thank you Jay! I think they pale in comparison to most of the photos in this thread, but I sure had some fun times taking them. Now that winter is upon us, I'm planning places to see this com...

In Photo Gallery » Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
December 05, 11:46pm

Chicken Springs Lake Thousand Island Lake Summit Lake One of the Clarke Lakes

In Photo Gallery » Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
December 05, 7:24pm

hanging dogs :)
Doug and Katharina, now you've got me curious. My dog that backpacks with me is a 60 lb Malinois (my 80 pound Mal stays home). She is sort of a wuss when it comes to temperature changes (hot...

In Hammocks » hammock in, tent out?
December 05, 7:01pm

I'd love to try a hammock, just to see what all the fuss is about, but unfortunately I never backpack without my dog. Dogs make backpacking so much more enjoyable IMHO, almost like having a (l...

In Hammocks » hammock in, tent out?
December 05, 6:38pm

I agree, please put up some photos. I really went back and forth a ton between the Ricoh GR and the Sigma DP2 Merrill. For an all around camera it sounds like the GR is the winner, hands down...

In Photography » Finally - Ricoh GR
December 05, 6:06pm

Re: Re: snowshoes
I'm sure there are...otherwise they wouldn't make them. I'm just saying my one brief experience put a very bitter taste in my mouth. Since that experience I've heard similar opini...

In GEAR » It's that time of year...Snowshoes?
December 03, 11:43am

Those steger mukluks look interesting. I'd never heard of the brand until you mentioned them in the thread. When I lived in Canada for a couple years, outdoors for much of the time, I simply ...

In GEAR » Steger Mukluks
December 03, 2:33am

I've cross-country skied a number of times in the past, but until last winter, I'd never snow shoed in my life. All I can say is thank goodness for REI's return policy (although I hear...

In GEAR » It's that time of year...Snowshoes?
December 03, 2:16am

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