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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

Re: BMWO gear questions & more
Based on what I've seen, those cabins on the map won't be the three-sided Adirondack-type shelters like you see in some parts, although most have a covered porch that can be a welcome refug...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 14, 10:42am

Condition
I'll take another look when I get home, but those snowshoes have never touched dirt or rock, so they should look close to new.

In Gear Swap » Northerlite Elite QTR Snowshoes
September 30, 9:35am

Northerlite Elite QTR Snowshoes
For Sale: Red Northernlite Elites with the QTR binding. Maybe 12 miles use over last season. $200 OBO. Manufacturers data: http://www.northernlites.com/catalogc.cfm?catId=mens&it...

In Gear Swap » Northerlite Elite QTR Snowshoes
September 27, 1:55pm

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