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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Three Sisters Backpacking on 02/23/2010 14:17:21 MST Print View

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Three Sisters Backpacking

James Wyrwicki
(jim1233988) - MLife
Homemade on 02/23/2010 18:41:58 MST Print View

Sounds like a great trip. I noticed you used a lot of homemade gear. Do you have a pictures of this gear? I always like to see other peoples designs.

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: Three Sisters Backpacking on 02/23/2010 21:07:30 MST Print View

Mmmm, the Cascades! That looks like an exciting loop. You would happen to have a GPX file you'd be willing to share... :)

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
gpx file on 02/24/2010 08:19:54 MST Print View

I have a gpx file but I don't know how to attach it

Maybe Addie can help me

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Homemade gear on 02/24/2010 08:21:31 MST Print View

Maybe I can write up some descriptions of some of my homemade gear

Melissa Spencer
(melissaspencer) - F

Locale: PNW
Map? on 02/24/2010 10:59:37 MST Print View

Thanks for the review and pictures. Do you have an overview map you could attach?

Kathleen Whalen-Burns
(rosierabbit) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Homemade gear on 02/24/2010 16:56:43 MST Print View

Ditto James' request.

Jeremy Greene
(tippymcstagger) - F

Locale: North Texas
Re: Homemade gear on 02/24/2010 17:35:05 MST Print View

Nice travelogue and beautiful pictures. I am jealous of those in the PNW, or anywhere without 40' of impermeable clay underfoot.

Sorry to join in turning this into a gear thread, but SUPPLEX UNDERWEAR?!!?? I've been aching to try the MYOG Supplex shells, but now I'm just frightened.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Three Sisters Backpacking on 02/24/2010 18:59:25 MST Print View

Jerry,
I've done most of that loop, and agree that there is some great scenery in that area (if the weather cooperates). It'd be great to see some more photos if you have them.
Tom

P.S. Here is a link to my 2008 trip report. If you go to my flickr page from there, then turn on the "Show Info" for further descriptions about the photos.

BPL Trip Report

Flickr Slideshow

Edited by TomClark on 02/24/2010 19:02:40 MST.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
supplex underwear on 02/28/2010 07:30:48 MST Print View

I have a frameless pack and when it's warm, my shorts get wet.

Cotton underwear - bad.

Supplex is the best combination of cotton-like feel and when it gets wet it's not too clammy and dries out quickly.

Mark Verber
(verber) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: supplex underwear on 02/28/2010 09:41:23 MST Print View

Sure cotton underwear sucks... but there are plenty of synthetics or wool base underwear that work well.

> Supplex is the best combination of cotton-like feel and when it gets wet it's not too clammy and dries out quickly.

If it works for you... great. I like supplex for pants, and slightly lesser as a shi... but I found it a bit to rugged for my more sensitive parts. I have enough problem with it irritating my elbows... I would not be excited having it next to my privates.



--Mark

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
re: supplex underwear on 03/04/2010 17:07:03 MST Print View

I agree, supplex probably not the best for private parts

It get's softer after you wash it a bunch of times

Kathy A Handyside
(earlymusicus) - M

Locale: Southeastern Michigan
Three Sisters Backpacking on 03/05/2010 21:41:50 MST Print View

I'm planning a move to Oregon in the near future, so I love articles about great places to backpack there. Wonderful article and photos. Thanks so much.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
move to oregon on 03/06/2010 16:26:01 MST Print View

portlandhikers.org has a lot of trip reports for oregon and washington