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A great test
It haven't ran/walked/hiked a 40 miler since April in preparation for the Bob open. I had had a couple of low to mid 30s over the last couple of months but my focus has been more on my treadmi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 29, 5:41pm

Really?
"But is a thru hike really an 'unusual stress'?" Either you have a different definition of a thru hike or you are walking 20+ miles a day everyday. It took months for my feet ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 29, 8:50am

Prediction
I have had wretched experience with Goretex shoes. You have be waterproof though Ga but I would be surprised if it lasts much further. the conditions you will likely have are about as ideal as yo...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 26, 7:53pm

Beware
I was a bit apprehensive about scorpions while hiking in the Southwest. In the end the worst nighttime experience I've had was with ants. Not sure how they communicate but when they start to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 26, 6:59pm

My two and a half cents
I apologize in advance for what may appear to be a very blunt reply. First, I would say that your gear list looks a lot like a very experienced UL hikers list which is what has me concerned. Ma...

In Gear Lists » First time hiker going straight for an AT thru hike.
December 25, 7:32am

PCT Plan
What is your expected daily mileage or better yet, when do you expect to get to Kennedy Meadows? The reason I ask is that you are starting fairly late and unless you are planning on doing major mi...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
December 23, 3:52pm

Feet growth
This is one the hottest debated topics with thru hikers. Here is where I came out. For folks with significant miles under there belt, there wouldn't be foot growth. Many relatively new hiker...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 23, 6:30am

.74 cuben
I have found the .74 cuben to be the perfect balance of weight and durability. I had no issue taping it, in fact it was surprisingly easy. My last project was a shelter and I sewed the zipper on,...

In Make Your Own Gear » working with cuben fiber
December 18, 7:24pm

Trail runners
I normally will wear Wrightsocks with trail runner is anything down to mid twenties. I have used Cascadias, Salomon and many, many pairs of LaSportiva wildcats, you weren't very specific on th...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 18, 5:27am

Re: Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
"Necessary? The answer depends on how tough you are. Pants Pros: - sun protection without greasy sunscreen which sucks up trail dirt like a sponge - abrasion protection (lots of trailsi...

In GEAR » Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
December 17, 3:34pm

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