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Pelican Creek Valley
The Lamar is definitely the best place for wildlife in the park, but we saw nearly as many bison in the Pelican Valley, in the east-central part of the park. Pelican Valley had many fewer people, ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Yellowstone trip with an emphasis on wildlife?
December 28, 8:24am

Seamstress
I had a good-sized tear in the sleeve of my Houdini jacket. My wife was going to a seamstress to get some dresses resized, so I tagged along. For $10, the seamstress removed the useless chest poc...

In GEAR » Do you get a tailor involved?
December 28, 6:27am

Re: PCT 2014
- I always carry a few ClO2 tabs with me on the off chance that the AquaMira spills. The extra weight is negligible. - You won't need DEET until the Sierra. - Think about getting chapstick w...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
December 23, 12:21pm

re:liners
I've never done a long hike with just a liner since I have a summer-weight synthetic bag (good to maybe 45 degrees) that I use in warmer months. But I have slept in my silk liner alone a numbe...

In Gear Lists » northbound AT gear list
December 17, 4:36pm

Summer bag?
I am a big believe in summer-weight bags for summer on the AT. Nights in June and July in the mid-Atlantic are hot and humid, and you will be roasting in a 35-degree bag. But it's still nice t...

In Gear Lists » northbound AT gear list
December 17, 1:43pm

Sleeping pad
I used a only a Z-lite for the entire PCT. Admittedly, I had a few cold nights, but I was okay with that. The Z-lite Sol has a higher R value than the version I used. So, that, along with your...

In GEAR » Is this sleeping pad combo sufficiently warm for a PCT thru hike?
December 17, 12:37pm

Poisonous plants
Besides the stuff mentioned above, the PCT has a lot of poison oak and poodle-dog bush in places (mainly in southern and northern CA; the Sierras, Oregon, and Washington are better). If you are re...

In GEAR » Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
December 17, 6:27am

Smartphone only
We had a smartphone as our GPS on our thru. We used it only when we were really lost, as in "I can't even figure out where I am on the map." This happened maybe 15 or 20 times on th...

In GEAR » GPS necessary for the CDT?
December 13, 1:27pm

Weekender
You'll never fit all the food you need into a Weekender. I carried an Expedition (the larger model) on the PCT and left Kennedy Meadows with more food than would fit in the canister. The Bear...

In Gear Swap » WTBorrow/Rent Bearikade Weekender for PCT Thru next year.
December 03, 7:47pm

Lawson Ironwire
I really like the Lawson Ironwire for bear bagging. Unlike the glowire, the Ironwire has a smooth coating that allows it to slide over rough bark without snagging or digging into the bark and gett...

In GEAR » Bear bag line options
November 19, 1:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott S

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I used an Exodus FS for my 5-month CDT thru-hike. The pack was, by far, my least favorite piece of gear. What I didn't like: - The pack squeaked loudly and persistently, with almost every ste...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 23, 5:07pm