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    I would highly recommend a down jacket instead of...

    I would highly recommend a down jacket instead of the fleece. Same weight, more compressible, can be used inside your bag for extra warmth if it gets cold at night. I had one with a hood and used it...
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    we were often cold at night on our hike - even...

    we were often cold at night on our hike - even with 20 degree bags - and super grateful for our thermarest neoair xlite pads. Very light, very insulating. Only a few nights that we didn't wear our...
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    We sent a resupply to the Monarch Crest store,...

    We sent a resupply to the Monarch Crest store, they were great. I sent myself an unneeded pair of shoes and for $16 they UPS'd them back to my home address for me.

    You could also explore sending...
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    We did the Collegiate West using Guthook's iPhone...

    We did the Collegiate West using Guthook's iPhone App - it's up to date and has water availability info, plus topographical info. The paper map we bought in Twin Lakes "just in case" wasn't up to...
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    Sticky: I was having no luck contacting Raven's Rest in...

    I was having no luck contacting Raven's Rest in Lake City, he did not answer either the hostel phone or the cell number, but I did find helpful people at the Matterhorn Motel :...
  6. We're going SWBO, starting July 20th. It seems to...

    We're going SWBO, starting July 20th. It seems to me you'd have fewer people-passings if you're going with the flow than if you're going against it... So if you want to meet lots of people and then...
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    by MaryandMarc
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    I have heard the t-storms are hitting earlier...

    I have heard the t-storms are hitting earlier than usual this summer. Anyone out there find this to be the case?
  8. Thread: Mail drop?

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    do you need to call ahead and tell them (twin...

    do you need to call ahead and tell them (twin lakes, Monarch Crest) that you're sending a box? I'll be sending it on July 18th, not going to get to MC until about August 4 or after...
  9. I have had success sleeping in a 40F bag wearing...

    I have had success sleeping in a 40F bag wearing a down coat and fleece pants and a balaclava. I shelled out for a thermarest neoair xlite last year and was amazed at how it trapped my warmth. It...
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