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Sick
I'm going to have to drop. I took ill Monday night. Things are going better today, but I still have a mild fever and had a waking heart rate this morning of 83, so I don't think I'm goi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 20, 11:38am

SNOTEL Data
May 18... 2015 29" 2014 80" 2013 59" 2012 58"

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 18, 2:04pm

Hungry Bear
Chase, I almost always bring a few elective items, even if I don't anticipate they will be needed, just in case conditions change or new information comes to light when I arrive. That might inc...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 04, 12:45pm

Water (liquid and solid)
We go through this exercise every year :) A month or two before the event everyone looks at the flow gauges and flip out at how much water is moving. The data a week or so out gives a better ide...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 08, 10:31am

SNOTEL
Still trending toward a light year though... April 7th: 2015: 64" 2014: 107" 2013: 78" 2012: 99"

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 07, 10:18am

Shelter
Likely a Golite poncho tarp and a Titanium Goat bivy.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 31, 6:03pm

Snowshoes
I'd opt for the smallest snowshoes you can. Traction is at least equal to floatation in importance. The real question in my mind isn't how much snowshoe, but choosing between snowshoe, micr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 24, 4:40pm

Studded Shoes
I looked it up and the shoes in 2012 were the Salomon Spikecross. The problem manifested on harder ground. Dave might know the specifics. I took screws one year, but didn't encounter any sno...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
January 23, 11:54am

Studded Shoes
In the 2012 BMWO I think someone used studded shoes and had a negative outcome. I don't remember where I heard/read that, or the specifics, but the experience might give pause to the idea.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
January 22, 4:06pm

Re: The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander
I've read the book and keep meaning to suggest that chapter to Dave, but keep forgetting. I find it mildly amusing that Delta Force came up with this first, although travelling a bit slower, a ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
December 09, 2:00pm

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