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Owens Valley Hitching
If you call in to Lone Pine sporting goods store you can find someone willing to follow you to drop your car at the exit point and drive you to the hike in point. I haven't done this myself, b...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shepherds Pass, Forester Pass, Kearsarge Pass
July 28, 10:15am

Sport
Hello Aaron, I would've thought that with your dabbling in FKTs would see it as sport, at least when in pursuit of the records. I feel a distinct difference between hiking for performance a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking as "Sport"?
July 27, 10:44am

Study
The study, or should I say, "survey" was hardly rigorous, even by their own admission. While it does point out the patently obvious chasm between product hype and quality studies to back...

In Philosophy & Technique » The evidence underpinning sports performance products: a systematic assessment
July 27, 10:38am

Knee locking
According to the wiki the rest step has a pause before you move on? As a grade steepens, I switch over to a knee-locking step and it comes naturally for me. There is no pause involved. It is sl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Locking Knees while Hiking, Is it practiced?
July 27, 9:29am

Re: Backpacking as Sport
When I ride a bike, I don't intend to ever compete, but is bike riding a sport? Is it sport if and only if I am in competition? Is it a sport if I am in training for competition? What abou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking as "Sport"?
July 26, 8:54pm

Sphinx-Longley
Just did Avalanche-Colby-Harrison Pass and loved it. Now I'm considering four days out of Cedar Grove over Sphinx Pass and Longley Pass with perhaps Mt. Brewer and/or South Guard. Any kin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sphinx-Longley
July 26, 6:44pm

Simplicity
I feel out of control when packing with others who carry too many things. When I take everything out at camp and everything gets used, then I have brought the right amount of gear. My favorite d...

In Philosophy & Technique » More than being "light". The beauty of simplicity.
July 25, 2:11pm

Ammonia vs Critters
One of our guest hikers pulled out a bottle of unscented ammonia, poured some into six half-pint containers and set them around the kitchen, including some smelly stuff. Nothing was disturbed over...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ammonia vs Critters
July 25, 1:47pm

JMT maps
http://www.onthetrail.org/jmtmaps.html National Geographic version. I prefer over Harrison. Nate

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT maps
July 25, 1:43pm

Re: best shirt for wicking and odor control in hot weather
I hike in Helly Hanson Under Armour (several styles avail) and it is a wicked wicker. I used to have a lot of extra around the waist which I would hide with loose clothes, but I started wearing ...

In GEAR » best shirt for wicking and odor control in hot weather
July 25, 10:23am

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