Thanks, Paul, for coming on here to help and to clarify some of your prices! For anyone prepared to shop around, undoubtedly some prices could be lower. Plus there may be more "free" stuff in closet, kitchen or garage.
W_D hikes in the Wind Rivers and Sierra, mostly above timberline. Those areas are a lot more adaptable to non-compass navigation than the old growth forests here in the Pacific NW, where moss grows equally on all sides of every tree and for 8-9 months of the year that strange bright orb in the heavens is well-hidden behind dark and gloomy clouds. When I lived in the Rockies, I very seldom used a compass. As I get older, I find that my formerly acute sense of direction is not quite what it used to be, so I use my compass more than I used to and would never think of going out without it.
Welcome, and I hope we'll see you back again!
Edited by OregonMouse (01/15/15 07:44 PM)
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey