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I certainly don't mean to belittle what Hal & Mike did. They were, after all, nearly 10 hours faster than me!

In GEAR » a good fastpack?
September 02, 8:55pm

It feels to me like Mike & Hal didn't take the JMT all that seriously. And, though they did get the record (barely!), they kind of got spanked in the process. They apparently didn't t...

In GEAR » a good fastpack?
September 02, 4:33pm

Sierra High Route
Here's my trip report from the Sierra High Route, which we hiked 7/27-8/5/13: http://pbakwin.home.comcast.net/SHR-TR.htm Great trip!

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route
August 21, 4:34pm

light shoes
Both Merrill Trail Glove and La Sportiva Helios have been very durable for me for running. Haven't used them for hiking. The Trail Glove is a true "barefoot" shoe (zero drop, very m...

In GEAR » Are trail runners supposed to fall apart?
August 15, 3:02pm

Ultra Raptor
+1 for La Sportiva Ultra Raptor. Just used them on the Sierra High Route, which is, well, rocky... The sticky rubber really works well for rocks & the Raptors have the stickiest rubber on any t...

In GEAR » Trail Runners in Rocky Envoriments (New England)
August 14, 7:07pm

Arc blast
Interesting about those cord locks. That's been fixed since when? I got my Arc Blast in the beginning of June. I don't see any need for 2" of arc, but a slight arc might well be a bit ...

In GEAR » new zpacks pack: the arc blast
August 08, 9:16pm

arc blast review
I recently completed the Sierra High Route using the Arc Blast. Here are my impressions of the pack. This was the updated pack with 2 horizontal stays & taped seams. I added 2 hip pockets ...

In GEAR » new zpacks pack: the arc blast
August 08, 3:02pm

Vertical K
+1 on the La Sportiva Vertical K. They are very resistant to dust/sand, and super light (185g).

In GEAR » Ultralight trail runners that DON'T leak dust?
August 08, 2:13pm

Blast arc
I'm finding that the tensioners pop loose as I'm walking. The cord locks seem inadequate and also hard to retension. In the end I'm not sure that I don't just prefer to hike w/o the...

In GEAR » Question for Arc Blast users
July 17, 4:41pm

Re: Alcohol stoves and fire restriction in Sequia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Stage 2 fire restrictions went into effect in SEKI on July 1. On July 11 the park super said that Stage 2 fire restrictions ban alcohol stoves - no new rule was implemented. On July 5 (or July 8 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol stoves and fire restriction in Sequia and Kings Canyon National Parks
July 14, 4:06pm

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