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Re: Re: Re: Re: New PCT record, again
@Jake: I've actually thought about it as a geography/GIS problem and it's simple to figure twilight times being roughly the same on a north-south trail (did it all the time in military pla...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New PCT record, again
August 20, 11:03pm

Mixed feelings about vestibules
I am rethinking vestibules after an incident 1 week ago. Had a furry critter try to get into my vestibule in the middle of the night, right above an area where a bear was raiding crowded camps and...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 20, 10:08pm

Re: Re: Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
Definitely a sweet adventure. Did you try to treat that ankle after your return (back at the TH or at home)?

In Post-Trip Reports » Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
August 20, 9:47pm

Re: Re: New PCT record, again
The records are good stuff, not only the accomplishment but some info useful for those finishing big mile weekend trips before reporting to work (sport shakes, late night camp set, no cooking, etc....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New PCT record, again
August 20, 8:59pm

Re: New PCT record, again
I think these supported/unsupported records are fairly interesting HYOH and all that, though there should be a "dawn to dusk" category IMO,.... of course, substantiated by SPOT and naval ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New PCT record, again
August 20, 6:13pm

Osprey and Patagonia
Osprey repaired and reinforced a burst zipper on a travel pack I sent them. Patagonia likewise has either replaced zippers or, if too much of a hassle, sent a replacement item. Jansport has a leg...

In GEAR » People's experiences with warranties?
August 19, 11:49am

Changes to Maroon Bells bear policy coming very soon...
Before starting and during a recent trip to the area, the west maroon drainage started having bear problems (grabbing improperly hung food bags. ripping apart unattended packs, and, apparently, int...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Changes to Maroon Bells bear policy coming ...
August 16, 11:05pm

Changes Re: Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop
Randy: the views were spectacular maybe a few dull feet out of 26 miles, ...though I sort of would have liked a little more time in camp vs. an awful lot of campers concentrated away from crater la...

In Post-Trip Reports » Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop (45 hrs vs 4 days)
August 16, 10:56pm

Re: Re: Question for Snowmass/ Maroon Bells Clothing
Just finished the loop in soft-shell like shorts+REI Sahara tech LS shirt, ... but I was hiking. Once finished, the rainjacket, R1 jacket, and capilene 1's went on in camp. Wouldn't say I...

In Gear Lists » Question for Snowmass/ Maroon Bells Clothing
August 15, 11:59pm

Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop (45 hrs vs 4 days)
Completed my dream trip in Colorado's Maroon Bells 4 pass loop north of Aspen CO taking approximately 2 days instead of the 4 for backpacking the loop thru. Intro picture of range: Route ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop (45 hrs vs 4 days)
August 15, 10:24pm

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