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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

Re: JMT planning, hike duration
Thanks for the supportive info. We may be mostly flat around here but do have a local state forest with constant steep hills that are excellent for training, much like the stairs but several hundre...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT planning, hike duration
March 03, 9:41pm

JMT planning, hike duration
I was thrilled to secure a permit beginning mid August from Happy Isles to Whitney Portal. My plan was to do the 220 miles in 14 hiking days, ~15-16mi/day. That sounded doable as long as I conditio...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT planning, hike duration
March 03, 11:02am

Re: So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!
More trips away from the flatlands, somewhere west of the Continental Divide. Actually, I have all the gear I really need. A 20 degree quilt, TaR X-lite and the new TT Notch would be nice but al...

In GEAR » So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!
February 23, 7:59pm

Re: WRR or JMT?
Thanks for the info Andrew, I enjoyed your trip report. Looks like I will be trying for a permit for sure now.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Two weeks, solo, JMT or WRR?
February 22, 6:59pm

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