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    Yep! Another vote for the Lightheart gear rain...

    Yep! Another vote for the Lightheart gear rain jacket. I love it for hiking, you will get wet or damp from sweat in it, but I’ve gone through too many breathable shells that wet out after a day or...
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    I got the Lightheart gear rain jacket for my PCT...

    I got the Lightheart gear rain jacket for my PCT hike last year. Had it made with an additional 4 inches in the body and 4 inches in the sleeves (tall guy) and love it! It didnít rain much on the...
  3. Thread: Rain Jacket

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    Late to the party I guess, but on my PCT thru...

    Late to the party I guess, but on my PCT thru last year I used a lightheart gear silnylon rain jacket. Weights little, has pit zips, she customized it for my long arms and not very expensive!
    Liked...
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    Of course no one keeps track of people that...

    Of course no one keeps track of people that finish the trail, but I know of more than a few that completed the PCT nobo this year.
    I wasn't able to complete due to external issues in life, but I did...
  5. Thread: PCT Class of 2017

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    Hey ho! It's off to snow I go! April 7th start...

    Hey ho! It's off to snow I go!
    April 7th start day for me :)
  6. Thread: cell phone service

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    Thanks for the reply scrabbler! While the InReach...

    Thanks for the reply scrabbler! While the InReach has some advantages, I would go with a cell phone for the ability of making calls, running apps such as Guthook and Halfmile's maps. Very much worth...
  7. Thread: cell phone service

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    cell phone service

    Reading journals of others PCT trip, it sounds like cell phone coverage in many parts of the PCT is improving. That being said, I'm hoping to find out which provider seems to have the widest...
  8. Thread: Pack Weight...

    by iio
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    Right off, I'm left wondering why you are...

    Right off, I'm left wondering why you are carrying a tent and a hammock? You could knock a couple of pounds off your load by choosing one or the other.
  9. Thread: Oregon in May

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    That being said, even if the PCT is still snowy,...

    That being said, even if the PCT is still snowy, there are many wonderful trails that will be open by then, so no shortage of great places to go!
  10. Thread: Oregon in May

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    I was hiking south on the PCT out of Cascade...

    I was hiking south on the PCT out of Cascade Locks this past May 4-13, and there was too much snow on the trail to get much past Wahtum lake. Next year could be totally different, but I think I'd...
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    So I am going with a poncho at least for warm...

    So I am going with a poncho at least for warm weather hikes. Concerning the wet arm issue, I see there are tyvek arm covers available at Amazon. Think they are meant for people working with...
  12. Thread: Paul's Boots

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    Neat to see this, thanks for posting!

    Neat to see this, thanks for posting!
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    Couldn't edit my last post, but wanted to include...

    Couldn't edit my last post, but wanted to include this link also. http://www.gorgetranslink.com/regional-carson-stevenson-vancouver.html
    This service won't take you directly to Cascade Locks, but...
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    There is also the WET bus....

    There is also the WET bus. https://gorgefriends.org/hike-the-gorge/hike-by-bus.html
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    So much good information here! Now I'm thinking...

    So much good information here! Now I'm thinking the packa may be the way for me to go instead of a poncho. Hiking out here in western Alaska, when it rains, almost always involves wind, so I think...
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    raingear- poncho or jacket

    I've been using a gore-tex rain jacket for a long time, and always end up hating how much I sweat in the thing as I hike.
    So any opinions on using a poncho instead? Almost all my hiking is in the...
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    Thanks for the words! I am thinking I may be a...

    Thanks for the words! I am thinking I may be a little optimistic starting this early, so I'll continue to research and see what I find for trail conditions south of the gorge.
    I've lots of...
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    south from cascade locks

    I plan on hiking south out of Cascade Locks the first week of May this year, wondering if anyone local to that area can give me an idea of trail conditions to expect in early May.
    This will be a 4-5...
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    Musk ox qiviut, wonderfully warm and far and away...

    Musk ox qiviut, wonderfully warm and far and away the lightest fiber for hats and such. Here is a source for products made with qiviut, http://www.qiviut.com/
    Often out hiking here in western...
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    Tips are taken...

    Tips are taken...
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    I mistakenly bought the replacement tips (1 set...

    I mistakenly bought the replacement tips (1 set carbide & 1 set rubber) for the Black Diamond Z-poles. If any would like them, they are yours for free!
    PM me an address and I'll mail'em to you.
  22. Thread: 2016 Kit List

    by iio
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    Lots of great ideas in this thread! perhaps this...

    Lots of great ideas in this thread! perhaps this will help you some also...
    http://www.pmags.com/300-gear-challenge
  23. Thread: Winter boots

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    Most of my winter hiking is out in western...

    Most of my winter hiking is out in western Alaska, so cold and snow is certainly part of the game. Currently I've been using a pair of Keen boots, model Warm. Don't know if they are still available,...
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