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My Locale Northern California
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CityWest Sacramento
StateCalifornia
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My PDF Gear ListSierra, 3 season, solo

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Re: John Muir Trail, July 2013
Good stuff. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had good fishing the whole trip.

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail, July 2013
March 16, 10:43pm

Steripen excluded?
Does anyone know if Steripens are normally excluded from the sale? I've been wanting to give the Opti a try and would like to purchase from REI, but not at full retail.

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 16, 11:29am

REI Lexan soup spoon
I've had an REI Lexan soup spoon for a couple of years and it's always been up to FBC tasks. Heck, I've used it to flip countless trout steaming over hot coals yet it remains unscathed....

In GEAR » Sturdy long handled soup spoon?
March 14, 12:09am

secure
As for tied, I like mine on the tight side. With respect to overall fit, of course a nice roomy toe box and non-restrictive forefoot, but I like my heel locked in and a secure fit around the ankle....

In GEAR » Loosely tied shoes
March 13, 11:55pm

Get your own!
@Serge, I know, I know. I need to give it a try for myself. It's hard to justify though since I'm really digging my HMG Porter, but who can ignore a good looking pack from a maker with lege...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
March 12, 4:43pm

low gear
"When going up the passes, walk slightly slower than you think you should, and keep a steady pace rather than going fast, then stopping, then fast, then stopping." +1. I would recommen...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Altitude Sickness
March 12, 12:22pm

snow or bare ground?
For mid to low 20°F, I've noticed a difference of warmth on my backside if I'm sleeping on snow or bare ground. When on bare ground at those temps my TAR Prolite Plus (R 3.4) feels warm ag...

In GEAR » Pushing a Sleep System Further - Top vs Bottom
March 12, 11:51am

Wow!
That shot is beautiful.

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking in Henry Coe - Bass fishing from Packrafts on Mississippi Lake
March 04, 11:37pm

Thanks!
Looks like a good time was had by all. Thanks for sharing. I've done a couple of short ski tour trips and your photos have me itching to do more. Thumbs up for the motivation.

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter in the park 2015
March 04, 11:33pm

poles?
Do you use trekking poles? Also, what's your budget?

In GEAR » Shelter opinions?
March 03, 6:10pm

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