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    That's a cool cover around the burner! How did...

    That's a cool cover around the burner! How did you make it?
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    Thanks for the reminder about HYOH. Easy to get...

    Thanks for the reminder about HYOH. Easy to get too caught up in the details to remember that even if things go horribly wrong along the way and all your careful planning goes out the window, you're...
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    Thanks again for all your help! I've tried to...

    Thanks again for all your help! I've tried to keep my follow-up questions concise in this post :)

    First, related to my question about my sleeping bag: do you think it's worth it to spend $160 on a...
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    Excellent! You guys are great :) But... Now I...

    Excellent! You guys are great :) But...

    Now I have another round of questions ;)

    1. Do you think my Marmot Cloudbreak 30F bag is warm enough for the JMT (with Thermarest Z-lite)? I've slept in...
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    Thanks so much for your help! I think my best bet...

    Thanks so much for your help! I think my best bet would be to take a bus from the airport to Lone Pine, and then spend a night at Cottonwood Lakes, and enter through New Army Pass. From there I'll...
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    After doing a little more research, I think I'm...

    After doing a little more research, I think I'm going to look into doing it NOBO. That may mean I'll have to get into better shape before going and starting a little slower, as the trail is a little...
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    2016 JMT Thru-Hike?

    I'm looking to do a thru hike of the JMT next summer (July and/or Early August): is it still doable, or am I too late to plan it? I was originally going to do the Colorado Trail, but due to recent...
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    La Sportiva Wildcat. They stock them at a some...

    La Sportiva Wildcat. They stock them at a some REI stores if you want to try them on.
    I loved them when I hiked in the Sangre de Cristos in New Mexico, and I'm sure they'll work just about anywhere...
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    3D Print Carbon Fiber!

    Wow!! I found a 3D printer that can print nylon, fiberglass, and CARBON FIBER. It's $5500 for the standard version, but for $8800 you can get the pro version which also prints KEVLAR (you know, what...
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    While I'm not in the market, a 25 degree...

    While I'm not in the market, a 25 degree synthetic quilt for ~$180 would be very attractive to me; partially because I despise down for it's lack of water resistance, and partially because the down...
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    MYOG Alcohol Stove Design List

    I'd like to have a thread where we can make a centralized list of good designs for alcohol stoves. I'll start it off with a few popular goodies, add your own favorites in your replies!




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    Alternate Routes

    What alternate routes would you recommend? Be it for peakbagging, ridgerunning, better views, or some other reason, where do you like to go off from the official trail?
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    Thanks! :banana Thank you! That really...

    Thanks! :banana



    Thank you! That really helps. :)
    On that note, if I were to follow the regular route, would you recommend Collegiate East or Collegiate West? (And why?) I've yet to plan my...
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    Thank you for your response! I'll look into what...

    Thank you for your response! I'll look into what other people think about this weight issue with the Arc Blast, too, like you suggested. I have also been going through my gear much more critically...
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    Calm down everyone. I know it's a ridiculous...

    Calm down everyone. I know it's a ridiculous pursuit, but I thought it was rather humorous. :D

    Just remember to HYOH ;)
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    Quick Question -- Maps

    For those who are familiar with the area, can you tell me if I can navigate the following alternate route with just the Salida/Buena Vista Latitude 40 map, or would I have to get a some Trails...
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    I see what you mean. (BTW: Absolutely excellent...

    I see what you mean. (BTW: Absolutely excellent resources, those weather station reports; thanks for posting the links!) It looks like my gear might need a little tweaking then; I'm considering...
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    Ok, thanks! I'd like to stay with just my fleece...

    Ok, thanks! I'd like to stay with just my fleece because I already own it (and $$$ doesn't just pop out of nowhere, unfortunately); I'll make sure to test out a baselayer + hiking shirt + fleece...
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    (assuming this is a serious recommendation; if it...

    (assuming this is a serious recommendation; if it was a joke then move along, nothing to see here)

    I would, but because carbon fiber is more like cloth than a solid, I would have to "finish" all...
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    Thanks for your input! I figured that 4L would be...

    Thanks for your input! I figured that 4L would be a good capacity because it leaves me with enough capacity to do ~1 full day "dry" (2 if I really had to stretch it--you know, emergency preparedness...
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    Gear List -- CT NEBO Thru

    Hello all, I recently posted a thread in the Colorado Trail subforum, but I think it will get more attention here.

    Would you mind looking over my gear list for a 2016 thru-hike of the Colorado...
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    Thanks! It's great to get some firsthand accounts...

    Thanks! It's great to get some firsthand accounts of the weather conditions along the trail. And good point about El Niņo, I hadn't considered that.


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    Have done some more research. I'll post what I've...

    Have done some more research. I'll post what I've found below. Can a CT veteran please confirm/refute this please?

    Travel Accomodations
    (assuming living in continental US) I recommend taking the...
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    That's only 4 inches long, that's cheating! :P

    That's only 4 inches long, that's cheating! :P
  25. If all goes to plan, I'll be doing it NEBO in...

    If all goes to plan, I'll be doing it NEBO in 2016.
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