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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

WM Apache?
Tried a Helium one time, nice bag but I found it to be too roomy for my tall and thin frame. The Helium has no draft collar and I had chills the whole time. Returned the Helium and got a Western...

In GEAR » WM UltraLite vs. Marmot Helium 15 vs. MH Phantom 15
May 01, 9:44pm

Re: JMT planning, hike duration
Thanks for the suggestions. I certainly want to take time and enjoy the surroundings rather than trying to survive a death march. Our schedules worked out so that we can do the entire trail in abou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT planning, hike duration
April 17, 9:21pm

Re: Thruhiker looking for (ultra)light shelter recommendations
The Wild Oasis is decent and somewhat inexpensive (I have one) but I would worry about ticks getting to you. It looks to be a bad year for ticks (and therefore Lyme disease) making a fully enclosed...

In GEAR » Thruhiker looking for (ultra)light shelter recommendations
March 30, 9:45pm

Re: BD Trail Ergo Cork poles
The BD Trail Ergo Cork poles have served me well. My only gripes are that the straps seem to slip on occasion and that they are somewhat heavy to carry if I am not using them. The flick locks are s...

In GEAR » BD Trail Ergo Cork poles
March 30, 9:34pm

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