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Postby thefool on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:44 pm

summoner wrote:Took a little hike today... Arches National Park

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Arches is such a great park, first place i was blown away at how clear the sky can be at night.
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Postby summoner on Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:17 pm

Backpacking Gear Trade Thread.
http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=149412

EDIT: Nevermind, the mods said you can go someplace else to buy/sell your fudge. :pint:
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Postby 1000steps on Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:40 pm

I don't know if anyone else here on EB is into rock climbing. I've been climbing on and off since I was 16 and still pretty much suck, but I love seeing the crazy shiz the big climbers can pull off. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson placed a major milestone in climbing history with the completion of the Dawn Wall yesterday.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150114-climbing-yosemite-caldwell-jorgeson-capitan/

Some think their free ascent of Mescalito will not be repeated again for a decade or more, it is so insanely difficult and awesome. I say maybe, or maybe not. But there is no doubt Caldwell and Jorgeson's feat represents human performance at the very boundary of the possible.
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Postby HisBobness on Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:09 pm

summoner wrote:Backpacking Gear Trade Thread.
http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=149412

EDIT: Nevermind, the mods said you can go someplace else to buy/sell your fudge. :pint:


BOGUS!
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Postby shoeless on Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:05 pm

summoner wrote:Backpacking Gear Trade Thread.
http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=149412

EDIT: Nevermind, the mods said you can go someplace else to buy/sell your fudge. :pint:


Post em up here then!

1000steps wrote:I don't know if anyone else here on EB is into rock climbing. I've been climbing on and off since I was 16 and still pretty much suck, but I love seeing the crazy shiz the big climbers can pull off. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson placed a major milestone in climbing history with the completion of the Dawn Wall yesterday.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150114-climbing-yosemite-caldwell-jorgeson-capitan/

Some think their free ascent of Mescalito will not be repeated again for a decade or more, it is so insanely difficult and awesome. I say maybe, or maybe not. But there is no doubt Caldwell and Jorgeson's feat represents human performance at the very boundary of the possible.


I was climbing at least few times a week when I lived in east TN. Since moving back to Nashville, I don't get out as often but still hit it as much as possible.
I had been following the dawn wall climb. Quite a feat!
Mountain Project posted this:
In Perspective
How hard was this feat?

Approximately 14.7% of "real" climbers have done a 5.12a or harder.

Approximately 3.6% have climbed 5.13a or harder.

Approximately 0.2% have climbed 5.14a or harder.

TWO people have climbed 5.12-5.14 continuously for 32 pitches!
Or roughly 0.0000002% of climbers.
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Postby 1000steps on Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:39 pm

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Postby shoeless on Thu May 28, 2015 11:10 pm

Set a personal elevation record last week.
Honeymoon hike, ~50 miles through the Andes to Machu Picchu.
Salkantay Pass 15,213ft

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Postby bryndavies on Thu May 28, 2015 11:49 pm

Bucket list trip for me and my wife. Might have to wait a bit now since the little one came around.
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Postby theghost206 on Fri May 29, 2015 12:46 am

My happy place is the Washington coast. Unique to the west coast because a large portion of it requires a 3+ mile hike in. You walk through a rainforest on a boardwalk among massive trees. Eventually the forest thins and you smell the salt of the ocean and see the horizon. Have the beach to yourself for the most part. We usually do 3 miles in, 3 miles down the beach, and then 3 miles back to the car in a loop.
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Postby mrkyuss on Fri May 27, 2016 4:07 pm

No way I could sleep in a tent. Too paranoid about bugs and/or murderers.
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Postby 1000steps on Fri May 27, 2016 5:51 pm

You could sleep in a kevlar hammock hanging inside a huge bug zapper.
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Postby HisBobness on Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:19 pm

Finally reserved my wilderness permit for a 4 night stay in Yosemite. It'll be my first visit to the park and can't wait. Starting in White Wolf and following the Tuolumne River to Glen Aulin/Tuolumne Meadows. No Half Dome permit unfortunately. I tried for other trailheads, but it's so got dang impossible, I went ahead and went for the trail less traveled and I'm pretty excited about. 4 nights is plenty for 28 miles, so I'll be taking it easy and soaking it all in.


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Postby canuck on Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:54 pm

Jelly. Backpacking is awesome.

Have sadly only gone a handful of times. Need to get back into it.
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Postby HisBobness on Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:46 am

REI has 20% off 1 item or 1 garage item. Looking to pick up this kettle.

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Postby shoeless on Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:43 pm

Last fall, the wife and I flew out to SF and drove to Denver over a week.
Along the way, we hit 4 National Parks along the way: Redwoods, Crater Lake, Arches, and Rocky Mountain.
No time for a backpacking trip, but plenty of hiking and primitive car camping.
Y'all know what most places look like so here's a favorite shot from the trip
Smith Rock, OR
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Next big trip is June. Flying into Calgary, staying in Banff a couple nights before driving down to Glacier.
Any hiking/camping suggestions for either of those would be appreciated!
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