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Re: Lost Creek end of May
Gordon, still plenty of snow in LCW. I wanted to get to Wigwam Creek near the campground to do some fishing. I got a late start so I thought I'd just walk Lost Park road in to make it there in ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Denver local looking for experienced backpacking partner(s).
May 04, 3:19pm

Re: cord for a dog leash
I guess I go heavy. I use a flexi lead so I don't have to deal with slack and can use my trekking poles. I wear it clipped to my waist belt so no extra weight for him, just me. But it's wor...

In GEAR » cord for a dog leash
April 29, 3:38pm

LCW Goose Creek
I'd call it closer to 2 hours to go from Boulder to Goose Creek TH, Drew. I'm on the way and it'as about an hour to each from my my house. Goose Creek is the loop to do in LCW if yo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rocky Mountain National Park
April 27, 10:09am

Re: re:
"The safest cooking method is esbit, no contest there." While I agree that esbit is very safe, I can't see how it's any safer than a non-spill alky stove like the Starlyte. W...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 22, 9:25am

Re: Theo
"That being said, I have NEVER seen a jurisdiction in which an open fire ban was in effect and yet wood burning stoves were allowed.The wood burning camp stove salesmen NEVER mention that hard...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 20, 9:57am

Re: #1 complaint about packing
Absolutely my pad. I have a Kookabay DAM and it's a pain to get all the air out of it. The down tends to block the valve. When I wake up, I open the valve but don't get up. Once I hit the g...

In Philosophy & Technique » #1 complaint about packing
April 18, 11:09am

Re: Trail runners for wide feet?
Thanks for the replies. I called around town and no running shoes store I talked to even carries wide in anything. Looks like Zappos it is. I'm usually pretty consistent in New Balance shoes bu...

In GEAR » Trail runners for wide feet?
April 13, 5:54pm

Re:Trail runners for wide feet?
Hey Stuart, Only 6 days until you're free again??? :) The NB's are usually 8-10 mm drop. I don't think I'll have much luck in a shoe that doesn't come in at least a 2E vers...

In GEAR » Trail runners for wide feet?
April 09, 5:59pm

Trail runners for wide feet?
I've got really wide feet and am a big New Balance fan because of it. But the New Balance store I used to go to closed a while back. There's 2 more in town but they both don't carry muc...

In GEAR » Trail runners for wide feet?
April 09, 4:39pm

Re: Dogs swimming
" i camp with my dog, i swim with my dog" Where do you swim with your dog as a responsible dog owner? "Even if it was 1 in a billion chance someone would get ill as a direct ...

In GEAR » ultralight packing and dogs
April 08, 8:41am

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