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Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
Hey all, Thinking of doing a last minute trip this weekend. Day 1: up snow creek falls to north dome. Camp up there...good spots? Day 2: north dome to top of Yosemite falls. camp there. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
January 25, 5:11pm

I've had barfy feelings as well, specifically at altitude. I'm kind of a pansy, and if I go from sea level to 11k ft in a day....i feel barfy and lethargic. Diamox, Advil, and a dual actio...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nausea & Throwing Up
January 24, 3:26pm

40 below and micro spikes?
Anyone try 40 belows with micro spikes? Also just slightly considering going with a waterproof boot (Merrill Moab gtx) under the 40 belows....bad idea? Anyone tried that?

In GEAR » Trail runner / neoprene overboot setup for snowshoeing
January 22, 12:08am

Dharma silk?
Does anyone have a link to the silk that's only .55 oz per sq yard? There's several 5mm silk options....not sure which one to pick... I wonder how much a pair of custom silk pj's wo...

In Multiple Use Gear » Silk sleeping bag liner?
January 14, 5:01pm

2 oz silk liner?
I'm certainly interested in Bob's 2 oz silk liner. Any tricks to that? If you started selling these I'm guessing you'd sell a bunch on this forum. I only wish I could sew....

In Multiple Use Gear » Silk sleeping bag liner?
January 13, 1:58am

Chess board
Was heading over Kearsarge pass a few months back, and met 2 very nice of which had a chessboard strapped to his pack. Not a little travel chessboard...but the biggest I've ever see...

In GEAR » Oddest single piece of gear you have seen on the trail
January 13, 12:58am

After reading this thread I caved and ordered em. They arrived quick! They do seem like they can slip forward...BUT!!... The strap over the top can easily be used behind the heel instead. Alm...

In GEAR » Vargo's new 2015 4oz 10point crampons
January 07, 11:11pm

To answer the previous question.. For my hands I just have a pair of light MH gloves that work fine. For my head I use a 100wt chameece hat from MB+hood from the T3+down parka hood. Feet are f...

In Gear Lists » Fix my clothing system please
January 07, 10:47pm

Sorry for the slow reply...busy day at work. Great feedback so far thanks! I'm only cold when at camp, and/or sleeping. Especially if it's soggy out and I'm too afraid to wet out m...

In Gear Lists » Fix my clothing system please
January 07, 10:23pm

Fix my clothing system please
I have a strange backpacking shoulder season clothing system is weird....and excessive...and I still get cold while in camp sometimes. Please set me straight here...I'm hoping fo...

In Gear Lists » Fix my clothing system please
January 07, 3:03am

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