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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?"
I've spent a lot of time on parts of the TRT; and I've hiked part, but not all, of the Wonderland. Hands down, the Wonderland is more spectacular, imo. And this is from someone who really l...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?
November 04, 6:44pm

"Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like"
When for an extended time I can't do major adventures, or even three day hikes, I find some small thing that I can look forward to each day. For me, it's a question of finding something oth...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 30, 8:09pm

Was thinking of LYV to Merced lake...but not sure how safe that would be? Any avalanche danger?
Getting to the top of Nevada Falls may present some danger; I've only done it in the early spring. but people go up here in winter all the time. Otherwise, there's potential avalanche dang...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 30, 3:40pm

"Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant"
Lake Tahoe has lots of winter hike options. If things get crappy you can rent a cheap motel room and go out for beers and dinner.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 29, 11:20pm

"Failing #3 Zippers?"
I really like the Fly Creek UL1 tent--except for the zippers. They've failed on me as well, several times. And yes, I've babied them. I wish Big Agnes would upgrade to a number five or more...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 30, 10:57pm

"Polycro Bathtub!"
Kathleen: Nice! I'll remember this. Especially as I just experienced a small creek of rain water and hail flowing under my tent during a seven hour thunderstorm. Polycryo: it's made out ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Bathtub!
September 29, 10:27am

"Eastern Sierra Gear Choice"
I'm heading up near Banner/ritter on the 18th. Like you I have 30 and 15 degree bags. I'll bring both bags in my car to the trailhead, and then check the weather forecast. My 30 degree bag ...

In GEAR » Eastern Sierra Gear Choice
September 07, 1:43pm

"Calling out ankle woes sufferers"
Yes I've used a bosu ball for years: one legged stands. My left foot is weird due to a childhood operation. The bosu ball definitely helps, but be warned, it's slow going! At least for me...

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 03, 10:04am

Yeah, and does anyone know if they carry the Exped synmat ul7?

In GEAR » Costco?
September 02, 10:22am

"Calling out ankle woes sufferers"
The Aso brace is really good, don't you think? but yes it takes up a lot of volume. Have you tried wearing two pairs of socks inside of a very supportive high top boot? I've found that this...

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 02, 10:19am

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm