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Re: Re: Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
You climbed Brewer, Andy? That's been on my to do list for awhile. Lots of good history surrounding that peak.

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 9:07pm

Re: Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
Also, that chute on the north side of Thunder Pass looks gnarly.

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 4:17pm

Re: Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
Great pics Andy! After reading your report and Tom Kirchner's report from earlier this year I'm going to have to pencil in a longer (4-5 day at least) trip to the upper Kern area next summe...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 4:16pm

Re: Re: Sheltered Camp
Bob's right about snow in the winter. When a giant clump falls off a tree and hammers your shelter, you'll know about it. That being said, trees offer great protection from wind and rain...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sheltered Camp
October 06, 1:40pm

Re: We hiked out of Saddle bag Lake the same weekend and woke up to this. great fun.
Awesome pics Anthony!

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
October 05, 11:50pm

Re: durable bushwacking windshirt
Black Diamond Alpine Start? It's 9 oz, very breathable and will be way more durable than a Houdini.

In GEAR » durable bushwacking windshirt
October 05, 12:40pm

Re: Zpacks 10 deg. To Replace WM Ultralite and Versalite?
I used to own a WM Ultralite and sold it for a quilt. The quilt I got instead, a Katabatic Alsek, has 12.4 oz of down. After 25+ nights in both the Alsek and the WM Ultralite, I decided that they w...

In GEAR » Zpacks 10 deg. To Replace WM Ultralite and Versalite?
October 02, 3:33pm

Re: Petzl diffuser vs Black Diamond spot and flood modes
I've got a Spot. Flood mode casts a nice wide beam and is great for night hiking. The spotlight mode is a really bright but narrow beam, best used for trying to peer at stuff far away. I only r...

In GEAR » Petzl diffuser vs Black Diamond spot and flood modes
October 02, 8:59am

Re: dry feet?
I used bread bags over warm wool socks. James just wore two pairs of socks and let his feet get wet. It wasn't actually that cold, 35-40F, so that worked fine despite a lot of slush.

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
October 01, 7:12pm

Re: Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
Manfred, The first backpacking trip I ever did was in Florida, five days on the Florida Trail. It was great - lots of cool plants I had never seen before. The highlight of the trip was at the en...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
September 30, 7:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm