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So hot
Sheesh, it's so hot and dry out there this year, it's not a real pleasant place to be in the first place mid-summer. On the other hand, it's just about hot enough to just go ahead an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Los Padres NF: "No campfires or cooking stoves permitted in the backcountry"
July 26, 12:38am

Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
I think the take home from all of these posts is that: a. You have to evaluate your own skills, comfort levels, experience, etc.; and b. You need to evaluate the particulars of your trip: climat...

In GEAR » Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
July 25, 11:42am

Sun Hoody
I've no personal experience with it, but my brother loves his. He lives up in the Sierra and pretty much wears it all summer long for all of his outings (climbing, mountain biking, hiking, fis...

In GEAR » Real experience w/ Patagonia Sun Hoody - Heat, chafing?
July 25, 11:14am

Traps
There's rumors of similar traps in national forests around here but they're mostly attributed to the Mexican drug cartels and their practice of using, and then securing, portions of public ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Someone setting traps for hikers/dogs in BC?
July 24, 6:51pm

My forest is burning!
Trees? I sorta' remember those... Post 2006 Day Fire in the Sespe Wilderness

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My forest is burning!
July 22, 1:15pm

Patagonia capilene glove liner
Don't know for sure, but it's probably a winter item, so it's not available now but should come back on line in the coming months assuming they continue to offer them.

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene Glove Liners?
July 22, 12:07am

Smoke Map
The NWS offices were preparing smoke maps for the Mountain Fire last week... Not sure if it's something they do regularly or just every once in a while. Try the NWS Oxnard or NWS Hanford websi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » smoke ?
July 22, 12:00am

Fire on the Mountain
Photo from a friend who is a USFS Hotshot with Los Padres NF working on this fire, sent today around 2:00 p.m. Be safe out there...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire on the Mountain
July 18, 4:43pm

Ventana
@ Justin, It's been probably 8 or 9 years since I've last been down into Ventana Camp and/or explored Ventana Creek, but I really love that little zone. Sleeping on the sandy beaches al...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended 1-2 night hike in the Big Sur area
July 18, 4:39pm

Cozy
Plan for it to be cozy trying to get three under a Trailstar. It can be done (I did it once for a 3-night trip) but it was very cramped. We didn't have to contend with rain but we were all se...

In GEAR » Trailstar in the Sierra for 3 - coverage and bugs
July 17, 2:14pm

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