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    Good call; I think the...

    Good call; I think the breath-moisture-mold-whatever thing is a bit, er, overblown. I've gotten 8+ years or so (maybe more) of service out of my xlite blow-up pads w/o any issue, to my knowledge...
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    I think if one needs 10,000 mAH, the Nitecore...

    I think if one needs 10,000 mAH, the Nitecore looks like the way to go (and I love my nitecore headlamp, best headlamp I've owned).

    But if one only needs more like 6700, save $30 and an ounce and...
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    Don't know, sorry, never measured, never really...

    Don't know, sorry, never measured, never really cared, it charges overnight at town stops, probably in a couple hours.

    I would guess charge times, using the same plug/cord, are proportional to...
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    Just another data point; my Anker 6700 mAH can...

    Just another data point; my Anker 6700 mAH can charge my phone from roughly 25% to near 100% twice, and I get 3-4 days of phone use (pics, guthook, audiobooks) per charge, so basically my Anker...
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    Here's the CO springs version: ...

    Here's the CO springs version:

    https://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Springs-Hikes-Mountain-Guides/dp/0979966361/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=best+colorado+springs+hikes&qid=1614688887&sr=8-2

    Ft....
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    The "blood" on the ripped pack was red gatorade...

    The "blood" on the ripped pack was red gatorade powder residue. And boy, did it stink! Bear slobber mixed with gatorade???

    And yeah, maybe, just maybe OP sacks actually work briefly, when brand...
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    I know the feeling!!!! As an, ahem, aside.... ...

    I know the feeling!!!!

    As an, ahem, aside.... maybe this book would be useful if your son is stationed in/near Denver? I, er, "know" the author fairly well....
    ...
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    Here's how effective "odor proof" sacks are.... ...

    Here's how effective "odor proof" sacks are....

    (~2am in the Sierra, a medium sized bear ripped open my wife's pack; she had inadvertently left a baggie of Gatorade powder, red, the baggie inside...
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    Enjoy! That's a Beautiful 750 miles. (I've...

    Enjoy! That's a Beautiful 750 miles. (I've decided on hitting the CDT this March instead of the PCT again, no particular reason, just want to hike)
  10. Myself and another LT SOBO hiker used the North...

    Myself and another LT SOBO hiker used the North Troy B&B to stay at the night before, and got a ride to within about a mile of the northern terminus the next morning, worked out great. Here's some...
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    Exactly... maybe an age thing for me, but there...

    Exactly... maybe an age thing for me, but there is a time of day range in the early/mid afternoon that my body gets lethargic no matter what my hiking speed/terrain/effort is, so many days if alone...
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    Yep, hoodies are so versatile, and are great for...

    Yep, hoodies are so versatile, and are great for instant thermal control.

    Better yet is a 1/4 zip hoodie, which I suppose most are anyway.

    Cold hiking? All zipped up, sleeves down, hood up,...
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    Whoops... Last post meant to say "similar" to...

    Whoops... Last post meant to say "similar" to copper spur!
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    A tent that works for smaller tent spaces is nice...

    A tent that works for smaller tent spaces is nice on some trails,so I bought a BA tigerwall 2 last year for the PCT... Well, the hike didn't go far, but the tent is awesome, so ilar to the copper...
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    I didn't mean to make you sad, sorry! The...

    I didn't mean to make you sad, sorry!

    The location is where the "normal" paint rock creek route to climb Cloud Peak branches off the Solitude trail, not too far past Misty Moon lake. Fabulous...
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    thanks LH! But no, I'm obligated for a Rx3 at...

    thanks LH! But no, I'm obligated for a Rx3 at the Grand Canyon with a bunch of pals for Saturday 3/27, our annual "fun fest", heading into NM just after that. Again, thanks!
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    Cool article, and it supports the point that...

    Cool article, and it supports the point that GPS's are plenty accurate for not getting lost. What's a dozen meters?

    One little tidbit: GPS accuracy does tend to be slightly worse the further...
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    Anyone hitting the CDT this spring?

    Just curious... there doesn't seem to be any "CDT action" (or PCT, for that matter) on here, so I thought I might as well give a western trail a "bump".

    I'm going to hit the CDT in late March...
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    We'll just have to disagree on the GPS accuracy...

    We'll just have to disagree on the GPS accuracy thing, I've never had any of those issues with the apps I use, sorry. Guthook and Backcountry navigator have never failed to dial me in to within a...
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    Good stuff, thanks, I just might go with the DR...

    Good stuff, thanks, I just might go with the DR Li in a year or two.

    JUST in case you're homesick, here's a duplex pitched in what was (I think?) your stomping grounds (Cloud Peak wilderness)...
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    Yup, no need for anything else, no need on most...

    Yup, no need for anything else, no need on most hikes to even set a waypoint, as the trail is clearly visible on whatever app you're using (in most cases) and your position is a nice comforting...
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    Thanks for the fine, thorough review Dune! ...

    Thanks for the fine, thorough review Dune!



    My 4-5 year old Duplex, with the 0.74 oz spruce green DFC/Cuben (upgrade from the 0.51) weighs 22.3 ounces, including the guy lines but NOT...
  23. No scrambling, section 1 is all decent trail,...

    No scrambling, section 1 is all decent trail, maybe a bit steep in the last mile to the river.

    Have you considered the alternate start at the Indian Creek trailhead? It cuts off 2 miles, and...
  24. I understand. So many less expensive options,...

    I understand. So many less expensive options, including those el-cheapo Costco/etc jackets, which are pretty reasonable. My wife also endorses the Eddie Bauer ones.

    I'm just really partial to...
  25. Colorado Covid numbers are currently dropping...

    Colorado Covid numbers are currently dropping nicely, still a long way to go, but as far as I know, most places are open with 50-75% capacity, depending on the county. I think Chaffee County is...
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