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Some suggestions
Hi Jennifer, lucky you to get the chance to do the JMT again. First of all let me say that I don't think 12.72 lbs baseweight is "heavy" - especially with 2 lbs for a bear canister...

In Gear Lists » How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
February 09, 9:27am

Re: Re: JMT Permit Process
Art, Although you are not suggesting anything ... I thought I add my own observations from the last 4 years. During 4 JMTs and 1 SHR (where it overlaps with the JMT) I have been checked every ti...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Permit Process
February 04, 1:40pm

Patience my friend ...
Hi Josh, Most of us "gear geeks" know how hard it can be to wait for a new piece of gear. EJ was until yesterday at GGG (Gathering of the Gear Geeks) and handed out the new stoves. I t...

In Gear Deals » Save $20-26 on 3 oz Caffin Inverted Remote Canister Stove
January 27, 5:44pm

Geocaching (with kids)
Several kids approached me about geocaching during the weekend. They were excited when our family finally arrived and wanted to go geocaching right away. Sorry, that I didn't anticipate the de...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 27, 10:23am

Found kid's backpack and wind jacket
First of all "Thanks a lot" for another wonderful GGG event. Kat already did a great job mentioning everyone. We all had a lot of fun with everyone - Brock was clearly the hit with our gi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 26, 5:37pm

Easy test for Platypus Gravity Filter
I once found myself in the same situation with a Platypus Gravity filter and wasn't sure whether the hollow fibers were damaged by freezing temperatures. Cascade design has the following inf...

In GEAR » How do you know if a filter is damaged from freezing temps.
January 22, 4:14pm

Daily miles on the JMT
Douglas, Wow - celebrating your daughters 14th birthday on top of My. Whitney sounds way cool to me. I don't know how much time you have for backpacking the John Muir Trail. It sounds like y...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking the John Muir Trail with our 9 and 10 year old daughters
January 10, 5:12pm

Fun weekend with my two youngest daughters
My two youngest daughters decided last weekend that it was time to "walk the Manfred". Cabin fever is slowly setting in for me, which the kids noticed. Just like their mom is saying to th...

In Post-Trip Reports » Fun weekend with my two youngest daughters
January 06, 10:59pm

ZPacks Arc Blast and ZPacks Exo
Hi Eric, We own both, the ZPacks Exo and the ZPacks Arc Blast. Both backpacks use the same bag on a different frame. The Exo was the predecessor of the Arc Blast. I'm using it for a couple o...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking the John Muir Trail with our 9 and 10 year old daughters
December 27, 1:04pm

Packrafters in the Bay Area
Brad & Morgan, I would be interested to join packrafters here in the Bay Area for trips this winter and spring. We have three packrafts in our family and any number of us might come along. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » August 2014: Packrafting and backpacking Wrangell-St. Elias
December 17, 2:25pm

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