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Re: re: HITRR conditions
I heard that HITTR road is now passable all the way to the bottom in a 4WD. Don't know about side roads. As far as the Roost, I know someone who was headed to do Twin Corral/Sam's Mesa Bo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Zion Alternative
October 02, 6:26pm

Re: re: Dark Canyon area
That sounds like a good loop. Looking forward to hearing how it goes. I'd love to join you for a trip or at least a beer when you're down in these parts sometime. I'll be out of th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dark Canyon: Allen route
October 01, 9:18pm

Re: Dark Canyon: Allen route
I haven't done the whole thing but I've been in the area a few times and I think there's probably better loops in the area. I don't know if you've been in Dark but the best stuf...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dark Canyon: Allen route
September 30, 10:38pm

Re: Re: re: Trailroc 235s
I don't have any experience with the Vivos or 150s but I've been using the 235s and while not ideal, they're probably the best shoes I've used. The key is getting the newer blue on...

In GEAR » Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
September 16, 11:52pm

Re: Re: Removing Black Diamond Trekking Pole Grips
Clayton I put GG grips on BD alpine carbon corks, which are 18mm. It's pretty tough to get them all the way on, but some adhesive helps to lubricate them and eventually they'll go. I used...

In GEAR » Removing Black Diamond Trekking Pole Grips
May 18, 9:33am

Re: Re Re Need a new camera
I'd look at a used canon s90 or s95. There's lots of great deals on cameras that people just try out or move on to the newest model.

In Photography » Need a new camera
May 09, 9:42pm

Re: Re: @ Eugene (or anyone) re: Anakondas
Good info, Peter. Primary use is backpacking, usually longish miles, off trail, often with canyon entries/exits up to short lower 5th class. I've been using trailroc 245/255 with mixed succes...

In GEAR » need trail runners for very rocky/talus/scree conditions
May 08, 5:57pm

@ Eugene (or anyone) re: Anakondas
Eugene, are you using the x countries or the Anakondas? I hadn't seen the Anakondas; they look really good. I've been eyeing the new Roclite 243s and the Anakondas look quite similar and ...

In GEAR » need trail runners for very rocky/talus/scree conditions
May 08, 4:22pm

dominguez
Nice. I tried to do this loop in Feb and it was just too damn muddy and cow hammered up on top to enjoy it (ended up just camping up above Little and finding a route to the floor the next day). H...

In Post-Trip Reports » Down to the River - Dominguez Canyon Backpack
May 02, 6:50pm

Westcomb Crest (pertex equilibrium)
I've been using a Westcomb Crest for a month or so as a replacement for my lost Houdini. It's pertex equilibrium and weighs only 4 oz in a small. Feature set is very minimal and if I keep...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Present and Future of Windshirts
April 28, 3:47pm

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