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Ex Officio Airstrip Lite shirts
For me a loose fitting thin long sleeved nylon shirt is great sun protection and wears a lot cooler and more comfortably for summer Sierra hiking than a wool shirt. The ex officio airstrip lite...

In GEAR » Long sleeve shirt for sun protection
December 29, 7:05pm

My vote is for plain
Had a 900 Evernew non-stick pot for several years. Cooked real food in it at times, mostly used a pocket rocket but occasionally cooked over an open fire. Worked great, loved it! Then I started...

In GEAR » Evernew 900 pot nonstick or plain
December 29, 6:49pm

Socks and shoes
Just go with what feels comfortable because for shoes fit is everything. I wore the Wildcats for a season in the Sierra and really liked them. Then as Greg, I switched to the Brooks Cascadia, a...

In GEAR » Socks and trail runners
December 27, 4:14pm

Ikea names
Good find on the sitpad. Yup, those are real words. Usually in some way related to the product, sometimes in a double meaning or tongue in cheek sort of way. Upptäcka means discover, very strai...

In GEAR » IKEA Sit Pad
December 27, 2:30pm

YARTS winter schedule
Yes, YARTS runs between Yosemite Valley and Merced year round. Furthermore the YARTS schedule for one or two buses per day is timed to match the AMTRAK trains. Edited my post above to clarify.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite Valley in the winter?
December 22, 12:41pm

Amtrak
Officially Amtrak goes right into Yosemite Valley and pulls up in front of the Visitors Center. On the Amtrak website just pick the city you are departing from and choose Yosemite Lodge or Yosemite...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite Valley in the winter?
December 21, 2:50pm

Yosemite Valley in the Winter
I'm going to take your question to be about Yosemite Valley as that what you asked. Camping is only in the campgrounds just like in summer. Camp 4 is a walk-in campground. Doesn't fill ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite Valley in the winter?
December 15, 7:01pm

July
The season in fjällen, the Scandinavian mountains, starts after midsummer, June 21, and runs through mid September. This is when the mountain huts are open. Speaking of the huts, I presume that...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kungsleden (King's Trail), June-July 2013
December 15, 9:29am

Cheap is the way to go
Spend $5, or $10, max $20. Features to look for: tells time, lights up in the dark, has an alarm - that's it. You don't want to rely on your phone for telling time as you want it turned ...

In GEAR » Thru Hiking watch-which is best?
December 07, 2:11pm

Bang
There may be a good reason that you can't buy a canister stove windscreen in the store. Just sayin ...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax Windscreen\Heat Accelerator
November 23, 6:23pm

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