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Re: Footwear for JMT
Thanks for the suggestions. I tried some Superfeet last year in the X-Talon 240s but my feet seemed to do better with stock insoles. May try out a pair of Montrail AT Plus and Dirty Girl gaiters an...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 06, 8:20pm

Re: Re: Footwear for JMT
Hi Roger, the main reason I prefer mid-height over low-cut is not for support. Low-cut shoes tend to slip off my heel so I like the "wrap-around" of mid's better. Heavy boots are inde...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 06, 7:30am

Footwear for JMT
Location: John Muir Trail (SOBO) Season: Mid August to Early September Duration: 3 Weeks Distance: ~220 miles Most will probably be thinking "not another footwear thread..." but I h...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 05, 10:28pm

Re: ULA Circuit vs Osprey Exsos 46
I have both a Exos 46 and ULA Circuit and would agree with the other posters. Although I have only used the Circuit on training day hikes, it seems to carry a moderate load much better than the Exo...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit vs Osprey Exsos 46
May 05, 9:05pm

WM Apache?
Tried a Helium one time, nice bag but I found it to be too roomy for my tall and thin frame. The Helium has no draft collar and I had chills the whole time. Returned the Helium and got a Western...

In GEAR » WM UltraLite vs. Marmot Helium 15 vs. MH Phantom 15
May 01, 9:44pm

Re: JMT planning, hike duration
Thanks for the suggestions. I certainly want to take time and enjoy the surroundings rather than trying to survive a death march. Our schedules worked out so that we can do the entire trail in abou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT planning, hike duration
April 17, 9:21pm

Re: Thruhiker looking for (ultra)light shelter recommendations
The Wild Oasis is decent and somewhat inexpensive (I have one) but I would worry about ticks getting to you. It looks to be a bad year for ticks (and therefore Lyme disease) making a fully enclosed...

In GEAR » Thruhiker looking for (ultra)light shelter recommendations
March 30, 9:45pm

Re: BD Trail Ergo Cork poles
The BD Trail Ergo Cork poles have served me well. My only gripes are that the straps seem to slip on occasion and that they are somewhat heavy to carry if I am not using them. The flick locks are s...

In GEAR » BD Trail Ergo Cork poles
March 30, 9:34pm

Re: JMT
Thanks for sharing your experience Konrad. I am for sure leaning towards the 18 hiking days over taking nearly a month. Hopefully a couple months of long dayhikes on the weekends, some overnight tr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT planning, hike duration
March 11, 8:01pm

Re: Realistic Number of Days Food in Bearikade Weekender/Expedition
You may want to contact Wild Ideas by email. They offer a 12" tall model that is right between the Weekender and Expedition. It is a custom order and not listed on the website. I know a guy th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Realistic Number of Days Food in Bearikade Weekender/Expedition
March 04, 2:53pm

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