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All Forum Posts by Richard Gless

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New Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Looks like a nice pack, but.... I have a much older version that has essentially the same features and only weighs 20 oz. I think the weight difference is significant. I really don't like th...

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Mariposa
August 08, 10:53am

Mosquitoes in Emigrant - 27 July - 2 Aug
If anyone is interested: Relief Reservoir - none Lower and Upper Relief Meadows - none Salt Lick Meadows - none Spring Meadow - none Occasional mosquito in really shady forested areas in bet...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mosquitoes in Emigrant
August 05, 1:01pm

Mosquitoes in Emigrant
Linda, Thanks for the link. It is helpful even if a week old. Richard

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mosquitoes in Emigrant
July 26, 10:21pm

Mosquitoes in Emigrant
I'm going up to Emigrant out of Relief Reservoir for a week starting Sunday 27 July. I was wondering if anyone has any current info on the mosquito population in the high Emigrant Wilderness. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mosquitoes in Emigrant
July 25, 6:09pm

Other E Readers - KOBO Mini
I have been using a KOBO Mini for about a year or so now. It only weighs 4.8 oz and lasts for a month with the WiFi turned off. Might be worth a look as an alternative to Kindle and Nook.

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 29, 10:58am

Powdered Alcohol
Bob, Sorry. I thought you were equating Everclear with Ethyl alcohol in a generic sense. Richard

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 4:33pm

There is no 100% Ethyl Alcohol
"Anyway, 200 proof Everclear is already dehydrated Alcohol." "This does not exist. The 190 proof version is the best that exists, and you can't even purchase it in California...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 3:46pm

70cm light ice axe--Camp Corsa
I have a 70 cm Camp Corsa axe I can sell you. It's new with tags. Sent you a pm. Richard

In Gear Swap » WTB 70cm light ice axe--Camp Corsa, Camp Nanotech, BD Raven Pro, or BD Raven Ultra?
April 17, 3:04pm

Palisade
2nd in line on the Palisade - PM sent

In Gear Swap » FS: Katabatic Palisade, MLD Bivy, Neoair Xlite, Patagonia Houdini, Camp Corsa, etc
April 16, 10:46pm

How to start mountaineering
Best way is to take a course/and or get involved with other climbers to learn how. As people have noted above, most Universities have hiking/climbing clubs. You might also try the local Sierra Cl...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
March 27, 2:45pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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GoLite Dawn
I'm surprised at the the low rating and comments on the Dawn. I've had mine for 2 years and used it on 10 trips. Mine weighed in at about 15 oz. I use a Ridgerest or Prolite 3 rolled up as a cylind...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 06, 2:26pm

BPL Ultralight Fishing Rod Case 2"
I guess I have to disagree with the 1 rating. I'd give it more like a 3. I got the 1.5 in diameter tube after using a somewhat heavier tube from work (about 2x, no idea where it was from) that didn'...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 09, 10:22am

MSR Pocket Rocket
I've used my pocket rocket now on two long trips and several short ones. On the long trips I used one 12 oz (gross wt) cannister for 6 days with 3 people and 8 days on another with two people (with s...

In Stoves - Canister
March 08, 10:41pm

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
I've worn my dropstoppers in light rain on my standard local 1000 ft training climb. It was considerble more breathable with much less moisture build up inside that my Marmot Precip jacket. No probl...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 08, 10:23pm