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Postby shoeless on Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:30 am

Looking for some advice on Rainier. Not planning a climb or anything......
The lady and I will be in Portland at the end of Oct (this is my biggest issue).
We want to drive up to Rainier NP, have a small hike (<7 miles), and set up camp.
Only the one night as the following day were heading into Seattle.

As I said, timing is our issue. I don't know what to expect out there. Im fully prepared for anything the Eastern US can deliver in the backcountry...but Ive never been out west, much less in the depths of fall.
I don't want this to be [img]too[/img] bad for the fiancé. Backpacking is fine as she could use the miles to warm up for the Inca Trail next spring.

So, what should I do? Is this plausible? Please recommend any trips you have in mind! Any advice is appreciated.

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Postby summoner on Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:00 pm

Took a little hike today... Arches National Park

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Postby canuck on Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:13 pm

shoeless wrote:Looking for some advice on Rainier. Not planning a climb or anything......
The lady and I will be in Portland at the end of Oct (this is my biggest issue).
We want to drive up to Rainier NP, have a small hike (<7 miles), and set up camp.
Only the one night as the following day were heading into Seattle.

As I said, timing is our issue. I don't know what to expect out there. Im fully prepared for anything the Eastern US can deliver in the backcountry...but Ive never been out west, much less in the depths of fall.
I don't want this to be [img]too[/img] bad for the fiancé. Backpacking is fine as she could use the miles to warm up for the Inca Trail next spring.

So, what should I do? Is this plausible? Please recommend any trips you have in mind! Any advice is appreciated.

:pint:

Not too familiar with Rainier but it looks like a nice area. Up in the mountains so I imagine it could be chilly up there by end of Oct. I would be prepared for rain. Yes, bring lots of rain gear. It never stops raining in Washington.
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Postby shoeless on Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:25 pm

I have some Friends and Family coupons for REI up for grabs.
25% off total purchase >$200
20% off total up to $199
15% bikes, boats, SUP, & gps.

Only good Sept 13th and 14th.

If you could use one, drop me a pm!
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Postby shoeless on Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:35 am

Have some items items y'all might be interested in.
GoPro Hero 3+ Back edition barely used includes extra batteries-$340: http://www.cnet.com/products/gopro-hero ... k-edition/

Suunto Ambit GPS watch with all black trim-$150: http://www.rei.com/product/833399/suunt ... tion-watch

Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL2 lightweight tent-$150: http://www.rei.com/product/813048/big-a ... t-sl2-tent

Everything has been taken care of and only slightly used. Money back guarantee.
Pm me if interested.
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Postby taylorph on Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:26 am

I had a good time hiking up cucamonga peak recently. There's a decent wildernes campground up there if you have trouble with 12+ miles in one day though. There is also a nice fresh water spring 5 miles up the trail if you need water but the view of the IE at the top is incomparable to anything in socal. There's snow now but it is still a fantastic hike.
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Postby summoner on Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:49 am

shoeless wrote:Have some items items y'all might be interested in.
GoPro Hero 3+ Back edition barely used includes extra batteries-$340: http://www.cnet.com/products/gopro-hero ... k-edition/

Suunto Ambit GPS watch with all black trim-$150: http://www.rei.com/product/833399/suunt ... tion-watch

Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL2 lightweight tent-$150: http://www.rei.com/product/813048/big-a ... t-sl2-tent

Everything has been taken care of and only slightly used. Money back guarantee.
Pm me if interested.

PM'd... And does anyone else thing there are enough of us to start a "Backpacking Gear Trade/FS" thread?
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Postby 1000steps on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:49 pm

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Postby HisBobness on Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:34 pm

summoner wrote:
shoeless wrote:Have some items items y'all might be interested in.
GoPro Hero 3+ Back edition barely used includes extra batteries-$340: http://www.cnet.com/products/gopro-hero ... k-edition/

Suunto Ambit GPS watch with all black trim-$150: http://www.rei.com/product/833399/suunt ... tion-watch

Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL2 lightweight tent-$150: http://www.rei.com/product/813048/big-a ... t-sl2-tent

Everything has been taken care of and only slightly used. Money back guarantee.
Pm me if interested.

PM'd... And does anyone else thing there are enough of us to start a "Backpacking Gear Trade/FS" thread?


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Postby shoeless on Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:59 pm

summoner wrote:PM'd... And does anyone else thing there are enough of us to start a "Backpacking Gear Trade/FS" thread?


I dont know whats enough to start a thread....but Im constantly moving gear when I upgrade or dont use something.

That being said, I still have the GoPro (price now $300) and the Big Agnes (price now $125).
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Postby 1000steps on Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:27 pm

summoner wrote:does anyone else thing there are enough of us to start a "Backpacking Gear Trade/FS" thread?

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Postby bryndavies on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:27 pm

1000steps wrote:
summoner wrote:does anyone else thing there are enough of us to start a "Backpacking Gear Trade/FS" thread?

+1


I'd be interested in this too. Have so much gear and always seem to be buying more. Kinda like art.
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Postby summoner on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:34 pm

bryndavies wrote:
1000steps wrote:
summoner wrote:does anyone else thing there are enough of us to start a "Backpacking Gear Trade/FS" thread?

+1


I'd be interested in this too. Have so much gear and always seem to be buying more. Kinda like art.

Stay tuned...
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Postby taylorph on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:38 pm

Anybody here done kilimanjaro? My brother in law is heading over there next month and he's pretty determined to make it to the summit.
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Postby thefool on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:43 pm

just fell upon this thread. Glacier in Montana is by far my fav spot so far. been up there twice and can't wait to go back again sometime in the future. Took this pic on the way up to Grinnell Glacier lake on my last trip there in August

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