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Bear Canisters
Upon planning a JMT hike this summer, my friend and I decided on using custom 11" tall Bearikades (Approx. 2lb 1oz). REI has the BearVault BV500 on sale for $60 but will be about 8oz heavier t...

In GEAR » Bear Canisters
May 20, 10:03pm

Re: How far is "too far" for an overnighter?
SW Ohio can be very boring. I would like to live elsewhere but there are worse places. I have driven all the way to the Appalachians for overnighters in the boonies several times. We usually stay a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How far is "too far" for an overnighter?
May 13, 11:03am

Re: Montrail AT Plus
How did the new Montrail AT Plus (non GTX) work out for you Robb? I am still up in the air as to what to try.

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 09, 8:41pm

Re: Footwear for JMT
Thanks for the suggestions. I tried some Superfeet last year in the X-Talon 240s but my feet seemed to do better with stock insoles. May try out a pair of Montrail AT Plus and Dirty Girl gaiters an...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 06, 8:20pm

Re: Re: Footwear for JMT
Hi Roger, the main reason I prefer mid-height over low-cut is not for support. Low-cut shoes tend to slip off my heel so I like the "wrap-around" of mid's better. Heavy boots are inde...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 06, 7:30am

Footwear for JMT
Location: John Muir Trail (SOBO) Season: Mid August to Early September Duration: 3 Weeks Distance: ~220 miles Most will probably be thinking "not another footwear thread..." but I h...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 05, 10:28pm

Re: ULA Circuit vs Osprey Exsos 46
I have both a Exos 46 and ULA Circuit and would agree with the other posters. Although I have only used the Circuit on training day hikes, it seems to carry a moderate load much better than the Exo...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit vs Osprey Exsos 46
May 05, 9:05pm

WM Apache?
Tried a Helium one time, nice bag but I found it to be too roomy for my tall and thin frame. The Helium has no draft collar and I had chills the whole time. Returned the Helium and got a Western...

In GEAR » WM UltraLite vs. Marmot Helium 15 vs. MH Phantom 15
May 01, 9:44pm

Re: JMT planning, hike duration
Thanks for the suggestions. I certainly want to take time and enjoy the surroundings rather than trying to survive a death march. Our schedules worked out so that we can do the entire trail in abou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT planning, hike duration
April 17, 9:21pm

Re: Thruhiker looking for (ultra)light shelter recommendations
The Wild Oasis is decent and somewhat inexpensive (I have one) but I would worry about ticks getting to you. It looks to be a bad year for ticks (and therefore Lyme disease) making a fully enclosed...

In GEAR » Thruhiker looking for (ultra)light shelter recommendations
March 30, 9:45pm

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