To our new members: We would greatly appreciate your filling in your profile, to at least some degree, especially if you're asking questions. We are unable to help you if we don't know your location (state/province is fine, we don't need your address!) and where you generally backpack.

Thank you very much for helping us to help you!
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey