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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

JMT Logistics
Yeah, I figured the JMT (or a large chunk of it) would probably be a good choice for my first "large scale" solo trip, especially since someone would come along the trail soon enough if s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Two weeks, solo, JMT or WRR?
February 19, 7:26pm

Re: Tarptent Options - 1P - Opinions wanted
The Moment has served me well. It has seen it's share of wind, rain, and even moderate snow. I wanted something simple, light, reliable, and cost effective and the Moment delivered. Only downsi...

In GEAR » Tarptent Options - 1P - Opinions wanted
February 19, 12:51pm

Re: More Pictures
Post the pictures Dan as I may pull the trigger...

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment down quilt from $165
February 19, 12:42pm

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