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Upper Kern Basin, High Sierra
Looks like a great trip with a good group of characters. I like the organic approach to the trip's plan. It'd be nice to do a trip that way: no goals, no real schedules, just go on a hik...

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin, High Sierra.
July 08, 1:54pm

Clean clothes post trip
Could you mail yourself a package of clean clothes to whatever town you finish your trip at? You could even mail it to yourself from the start of your hike, like a mini thru-hiker's bounce box.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions needed for clean clothes post trip
June 21, 11:00pm

Beach Sun Shelter
I've brought my MLD Trailstar on a few car camping trips just for this purpose. We'll head on down to a lake or the beach and spend the day there. It's nice to have a way to escape ou...

In GEAR » Lightweight Life: Help with Ultimate Vacation Beach Sun Shelter
June 21, 12:28pm

Board Shorts
I'm liking the look/utility of the new Patagonia Stretch Journeyman Board Shorts. They've got a drawstring closure and button fly. They've got zippered pants-style pockets along wit...

In GEAR » Board shorts
June 21, 12:15pm

Snake Proof Gaiters
I encounter rattlers pretty often in my local backcountry; I've run into four separate buzzworms in the last 3 months. It's just a part of the experience hiking around here in the spring a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended snake proof gaiters?
June 21, 10:51am

Synthetic Overquilt Sizing
Stephen, I ordered the same set up (50*F Prodigy 6' Wide- 10D inner and outer) from Tim to pair with my Katabatic 15*F Quilt for winter purposes and to use by itself for the occasional warm ...

In GEAR » Synthetic Overquilt Sizing
June 20, 6:51pm

Escape Pod Cooler
Where can we learn more about this Escape Pod Cooler. I looked at the Simple Outdoor Store website but didn't see anything... Any help? Sounds like a promising solution to carrying in col...

In GEAR » Escape Pod Cooler - unscientific test
June 20, 5:39pm

JMT water sources
If it's a large named feature on a map (like the San Joaquin River or Garnet Lake), it will reliably have water. Even lots of the smaller unnamed springs, ponds, creeklets, etc will have wat...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » JMT water sources
June 20, 5:32pm

Sharp Thing Nirvana
I've got a similar kit. I use a Spyderco Ladybug (half straight edge/half serrated edge). It lives in the hip belt pocket on my pack and is used for most day-to-day cutting duties on the tr...

In GEAR » Sharp Thing Nirvana?
June 19, 6:07pm

Pure Grits in Snow
Just to clarify, my input is based on my experiences with the original Pure Grit shoes. I have no experience with the newer Pure Grit 2s. I find the Pure Grits to be slippery on even wet paveme...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pure Grits Adequate for Snowy Mtn Passes on JMT ?
June 18, 5:56pm

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