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Southern Sierra Snow
I am expecting that the snow will likely drop below last years level within a couple of weeks. The SWC graph lags by a few days and it has been very nice out here and expected to be nice and warm ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California - Sierra Nevada conditions
May 03, 5:49pm

Muir Pass
While Muir can have miles of snow on both sides it is one of the easiest pass due to gentle nature vs Glen or Mather for example. Watch when Tioga opens and compare with previous years. I had one...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California - Sierra Nevada conditions
May 02, 5:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Fastpacking Gear
"Fast packing is SXUL plus maintaining a 4.5mph pace over 14 hours each day consuming more than 1350 calories per hour." Could you reference an official source for this. I use the term f...

In GEAR » Fastpacking Gear
May 01, 5:26pm

Stupid Question
Do you have the right pack if you can't fit even a small bag or quilt into it? I am guilty of pushing the envelop with pack size (mld burn) but I made sure it could fit everything in that I ne...

In GEAR » No Sleeping Bag
May 01, 8:55am

Great snowshoe trip
Anyone looking for a nice snowshoe trip, head to Hetch Hetchy. There is a 42 mile loop up to Tilden Lake that is easy, assuming no interesting creek crossing yet, and pretty straight-forward. I d...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hetch Hetchy travelers--bridge is fixed
April 26, 6:38pm

I hate everything....
but especially bug dope and sunscreen so, I will be trying out some lightweight sungloves soaked in permethrin on the PCT. Hopefully they will work on both sun and blood suckers, if not there will...

In GEAR » Mosquito-proof Gloves
April 26, 6:22pm

My List
1) Baking Soda - teeth 2) Medicated Foot powder - For feet and chaffing. 3) Minimal bug dope and sunscreen, I stay pretty covered up. 4) 2 wipes a day - Helps keep chaffing away (I will carry a ...

In GEAR » toiletries... what do you take?
April 24, 6:11am

Google Shopping
If you know what brand and size and you are patient then you should be able to find low prices with Google shopping. I did this when I bought my 8 pairs for my PCT hike and training runs/hikes. W...

In GEAR » Where to Buy Trail Runners
April 24, 6:02am

Re: Plastic Bottle Ring
"Trimming that ring off of plastic bottles is genius." The thing I love about the internet is that you can go online and see others who are as crazy as you, only now you are not alone ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
April 24, 5:53am

Sew Them
I am sewing mine on my burn. The little clips are a pain and move around. I am also making four bottle pockets to go on the sides to hold some combination of 1L bottles and food. The shoulder po...

In GEAR » MLD Exodus Hipbelt Pockets Question
April 23, 7:07pm

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