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Re: JMT
Thanks for sharing your experience Konrad. I am for sure leaning towards the 18 hiking days over taking nearly a month. Hopefully a couple months of long dayhikes on the weekends, some overnight tr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT planning, hike duration
March 11, 8:01pm

Re: Realistic Number of Days Food in Bearikade Weekender/Expedition
You may want to contact Wild Ideas by email. They offer a 12" tall model that is right between the Weekender and Expedition. It is a custom order and not listed on the website. I know a guy th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Realistic Number of Days Food in Bearikade Weekender/Expedition
March 04, 2:53pm

Re: JMT planning, hike duration
Thanks for the supportive info. We may be mostly flat around here but do have a local state forest with constant steep hills that are excellent for training, much like the stairs but several hundre...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT planning, hike duration
March 03, 9:41pm

JMT planning, hike duration
I was thrilled to secure a permit beginning mid August from Happy Isles to Whitney Portal. My plan was to do the 220 miles in 14 hiking days, ~15-16mi/day. That sounded doable as long as I conditio...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT planning, hike duration
March 03, 11:02am

Re: So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!
More trips away from the flatlands, somewhere west of the Continental Divide. Actually, I have all the gear I really need. A 20 degree quilt, TaR X-lite and the new TT Notch would be nice but al...

In GEAR » So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!
February 23, 7:59pm

Re: WRR or JMT?
Thanks for the info Andrew, I enjoyed your trip report. Looks like I will be trying for a permit for sure now.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Two weeks, solo, JMT or WRR?
February 22, 6:59pm

JMT Logistics
Yeah, I figured the JMT (or a large chunk of it) would probably be a good choice for my first "large scale" solo trip, especially since someone would come along the trail soon enough if s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Two weeks, solo, JMT or WRR?
February 19, 7:26pm

Re: Tarptent Options - 1P - Opinions wanted
The Moment has served me well. It has seen it's share of wind, rain, and even moderate snow. I wanted something simple, light, reliable, and cost effective and the Moment delivered. Only downsi...

In GEAR » Tarptent Options - 1P - Opinions wanted
February 19, 12:51pm

Re: More Pictures
Post the pictures Dan as I may pull the trigger...

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment down quilt from $165
February 19, 12:42pm

Two weeks, solo, JMT or WRR?
Looking into planning a trip to the mountains this year for two (maybe three) weeks in mid to late August. Would prefer to share the experience with someone but that may not be possible. I have don...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Two weeks, solo, JMT or WRR?
February 18, 10:14pm

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