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Jump to new posts Arizona and the Mojave by balzaccom @ Today at 11:24 AM

Because M's foot is still causing her considerable discomfort, we have been focused less on hiking, more on camping. Thus this trip: Day One: Off for our usual long drive through Tehachapi, stopping for lunch at the Harris Ranch café and spending t
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: ideas for a dry bag for a small travel guitar by Bill Kennedy @ Today at 05:14 AM

If you sew, you could design and make one (400d pack cloth would probably be my choice), but you'd have to use either a waterproof zipper or make a dry bag style closure at the large end. And spend plenty of time sealing all the seams. I once made a
Long-Distance Hiking
Jump to new posts Re: Hiking Solo by MountainMinstrel @ Today at 12:08 AM

I hike solo a lot, but it is usually less that 5 days. This year I'm hiking the JMT solo taking 21-22 days. The advantage to the JMT is that I do not have to be alone while having complete freedom to do whatever I feel like doing on any given day. I
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: ideas for a dry bag for a small travel guitar by BZH @ Yesterday at 04:38 PM

Maybe a DIY Cuben stuff sack. I've never purchased/assembled one of these kits, but a quick search turned up this: https://yamamountaingear.com/products/dyneema-stuff-sack-kit
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Jump to new posts ideas for a dry bag for a small travel guitar by MountainMinstrel @ Yesterday at 04:14 PM

Hi all. I'm going to be doing the JMT this year and bought a Washburn Rover to take with me. I would like to make a drybag with a bit of padding in the bottom (thinking blue foam pad) to protect the guitar in case of deep water crossings or the possi
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Green Forest day and the Camino Burnout! by walkingnatur @ 03/23/19 02:25 PM

On the day 8 of our Camino de Santiago del Norte we did 27 kms going from Markina-Xemein to the Gernika village. We got up to the beautiful sunny morning in the little forest above the highway that we found yesterday night. The night was extremely
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Biking / Cycling
Jump to new posts Re: Single Speed by bmxbobby @ 03/20/19 03:48 PM

Inexpensive is always an issue when it comes to good bmx bikes. I would recommend checking it out a community with a more of a diy type of approach, such as: https://www.bmx-forum.com/forums/bmx-bike-tech.20/ I think there will be one or another chea
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Pika, I, too, have spend many nights in the Rincons, beginning in 1967. I recognize all your references to water sources except for two. Is Italy Camp the same as Italian Spring? And is Cedar Basin also known as Juniper Basin? If not, it looks l
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Backpacking Jacket -- Help me get my head right by Lonerock @ 03/20/19 12:30 PM

For the eight years I lived at Lake Tahoe I had a down vest and a waterproof shell and they handled most situations. I had summer work so most of my hiking/backing trips at higher elevations around the lake were during the late summer and fall.
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Getting Sponsored? by Scribe247 @ 03/20/19 12:12 PM

Has anyone deigned to go on a thru-hike after being sponsored by a gear company? I remember reading about the possibility way back, but I'm not sure how pragmatic it is to take the time to try to get free gear before a hike. I ended up tossing a lot
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Jump to new posts Full Body Yoga Stretching Routine after Hiking by walkingnatur @ 03/20/19 09:29 AM

In today's video I will share with you my favourite full body yoga stretching routine. This is a compilation of the different yoga postures that I find to be the most effective to release the sore muscles. I love doing it several times a week while I
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Jump to new posts Re: Backpacking Jacket -- Help me get my head right by Bill Kennedy @ 03/20/19 03:53 AM

Originally Posted By Cal_Hawkeye So far, I do think I want something with a decently tough and water resistant shell so that I can skip bringing an outer hard shell. You still need a rain shell, so a "tough and water resistant shell"
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Jump to new posts Re: Backpacking Jacket -- Help me get my head right by Cal_Hawkeye @ 03/20/19 12:42 AM

Thanks. For the cheap down route, I might look at Uniqlo since I like their stuff and it's very affordable. I should say that if I went on a trip today, the coat that I would take would be a Marmot Novus Hoody, which is a 40g/m2 synthetic fill jack
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If you're worried about down failing at the slightest hint of moisture, try washing your sleeping bag sometime in the bath tub. It is darn tough to "wet out" down. For the Sierra's I bring a cheap down coat I got off of Amazon. It is sim
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Jump to new posts Backpacking Jacket -- Help me get my head right by Cal_Hawkeye @ 03/19/19 04:16 PM

I'm trying to decide on a warm (maybe 60 - 100g/m2), packable insulated jacket to take with me on backpacking trips (solo in some cases) deep into the Sierras or other remote, mountainous destinations. I know there is a lot of info on this and I've
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