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Inflated how?
How long would this take to setup at night?

In Make Your Own Gear » The Better Balloon Mattress
December 14, 3:22pm

Re: GPS for early PCT
I used a 62s in 2011. The high Sierra is generally straightforward. The hardest ares are in the trees and snow when there are few navigational features. Check your resupplies leaving that early. M...

In GEAR » GPS for early PCT
December 13, 7:19pm

Spring
Would agree with suggestion to do the trip in April or even early May. There will be complete snow cover but I have found the snow to be easy to snowshoe. I have done several trip south such as Ra...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 11, 7:39pm

A three month hike
Is it possible? absolutely. Can you do it? maybe. Read through this to get a feel for what is required to get into shape for a fast hike, in this case, about a hundred days in a very high snow ye...

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
December 11, 11:45am

Agree
On too early. I will likely fly into Vegas. For the R2R2R my wife also came along. Once we are a little closer and no injuries pop up then we can lock in arrangements. Why does my knee hurt?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
December 05, 8:12pm

AT shelters
While I have not thru hiked the AT I do have over 2300 miles on the trail. I had never stayed in shelters until a year ago and now will stay in them only in the winter when I have them to myself. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » AT Shelters- how frequently will I want to use them?
December 05, 9:44am

Franco a #4
4) some HATE to blow up a full full length mat after hiking all day and trying to get bedroll out to sleep. Ok, its my one "namby" item.

In GEAR » air mattress pump?
December 05, 5:29am

How about nothing
If you are sleeping on snow with an xtherm I don't see the purpose of any ground cloth. There is enough insulation in that pad that you won't have melting snow beneath you. I normally use...

In Winter Hiking » Ground cover for use with Duomid in winter conditions
December 03, 7:58pm

Sierra snowshoe
Likely the easiest logistically at Yosemite would be to snoeshoe out of Hetch Hetchy. There are several routes depending on your desired length. If you are really into it, I can recommend the loo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Winter in California: Yosemite, Sequoia & Redwoods National Parks
December 02, 3:54pm

Couple points
1) Beware of chafing. 2) minimize the amount of clothes you get wet, wear lightest possible layers. 3) laugh at the rain, literally, it will make you feel better.

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
December 01, 3:53pm

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