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Re: JMT/PCT Logjam
Thanks for the info, it eased my concern. Nice to see they figured out an effective and timely method by letting commercial crews have the timbers.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT/PCT Logjam
May 24, 9:50pm

Re: JMT/PCT Logjam
This is bad. Should I cancel my mid-August to early September JMT hike now before committing $$$ in airline tickets and logistics? What to do...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT/PCT Logjam
May 23, 6:26pm

BV500
The BearVault 500 wins and my base pack weight just jumped 8oz for saving $$$ lol. I saw the photos of the destroyed Bearikade and thought of how ticked off I'd be if that happened to me aft...

In GEAR » Bear Canisters
May 21, 7:07pm

Bear Canisters
Upon planning a JMT hike this summer, my friend and I decided on using custom 11" tall Bearikades (Approx. 2lb 1oz). REI has the BearVault BV500 on sale for $60 but will be about 8oz heavier t...

In GEAR » Bear Canisters
May 20, 10:03pm

Re: How far is "too far" for an overnighter?
SW Ohio can be very boring. I would like to live elsewhere but there are worse places. I have driven all the way to the Appalachians for overnighters in the boonies several times. We usually stay a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How far is "too far" for an overnighter?
May 13, 11:03am

Re: Montrail AT Plus
How did the new Montrail AT Plus (non GTX) work out for you Robb? I am still up in the air as to what to try.

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 09, 8:41pm

Re: Footwear for JMT
Thanks for the suggestions. I tried some Superfeet last year in the X-Talon 240s but my feet seemed to do better with stock insoles. May try out a pair of Montrail AT Plus and Dirty Girl gaiters an...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 06, 8:20pm

Re: Re: Footwear for JMT
Hi Roger, the main reason I prefer mid-height over low-cut is not for support. Low-cut shoes tend to slip off my heel so I like the "wrap-around" of mid's better. Heavy boots are inde...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 06, 7:30am

Footwear for JMT
Location: John Muir Trail (SOBO) Season: Mid August to Early September Duration: 3 Weeks Distance: ~220 miles Most will probably be thinking "not another footwear thread..." but I h...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 05, 10:28pm

Re: ULA Circuit vs Osprey Exsos 46
I have both a Exos 46 and ULA Circuit and would agree with the other posters. Although I have only used the Circuit on training day hikes, it seems to carry a moderate load much better than the Exo...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit vs Osprey Exsos 46
May 05, 9:05pm

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