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Anyone have any winter hikes planned?
post #317 of 394
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Anyone have any winter hikes planned?

Living in the desert makes it easy for me - it gets cold, but I don't have to worry about snow.

I've never tried snow shoeing, I've been planning to go up into the mountains and try that.
post #318 of 394
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Anyone have any winter hikes planned?

I am hoping to get my AIARE Avalanche Training certification this winter in the White Mountains. I hope to go in February or so.
post #319 of 394
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Anyone have any winter hikes planned?
I'm planning to do a trans-Pemi ski from Zeeland Hut to Lincoln when the snow allows. If anyone from is interested in coming along, PM.
post #320 of 394
My girlfriend got me a Becker Bk2 today. Unfortunately, she won't let me have it until Christmas .
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Going to go try on a bunch of ultralight parkas in the approximate $200 category tomorrow. Specifically MontBell, Mountain Hardwear, Columbia, RAB, and Arc'Teryx. Anything specific I should be aware of when I'm looking at them? Also, going to be checking out this ultralight tripod. Seems like a good compromise for what I'm doing. (I understand that it's a compromise in stability over something beefier, I just don't want to carry a real tripod with me)
post #322 of 394
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Anyone have any winter hikes planned?

I do. I'm going to thru-hike the Lone Star Trail (96 miles) north of Houston in mid-February.
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Hope you get a good deal, TS. I'm hitting REI on Dec 26 just to see if anything interesting is on bargain basement. I have to say I have been wearing a pair of North Face trekking pants out golfing lately. Comfy and a crap ton of pockets.
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Hope you get a good deal, TS.
Not really looking for a "deal". I mean, these ultralight parkas are $170-$240 regular price. I budgeted about that much to get one. Won't argue if they are on sale though. More interested in something that will pack down to minimal space in a pack/lightweight/warm enough to walk around in the snow for a while/durable enough to withstand some backpack wear and hiking. Also, if it fits well enough to make me not look like the Michelin Man, and comes in blue or black, that is a bonus.
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I do. I'm going to thru-hike the Lone Star Trail (96 miles) north of Houston in mid-February.

I always say I want to do that trail but I never get around to planning it. Have you been on it before?
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80% Silk
20% Merino wool

Side face zip
glasses holes near ears
Awesome.

They come from NZ

http://www.eagleparagliding.com/stor...roducts_id=509
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I always say I want to do that trail but I never get around to planning it. Have you been on it before?

My daughter and I did a section of it last year. Camped right by Lake Conroe.
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80% Silk 20% Merino wool Side face zip glasses holes near ears Awesome. They come from NZ http://www.eagleparagliding.com/stor...roducts_id=509
This is amazing, and I love the fact that there are even glasses holes! Is the part that goes over your eyes to prevent snowblindness?
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This is amazing, and I love the face that there are even glasses holes! Is the part that goes over your eyes to prevent snowblindness?
http://lightweightoutdoors.com/?p=1418 I like that guy's blog, though it drives me nuts that a lot of that stuff is European only at this point. I can't find any of those Klattermusen jackets around here anywhere.
post #330 of 394
Now that I looked at the blog I realize that the black in the eye area is actually from the manikin and not a part of the top. Woops.
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