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by Mags
Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Amazing Photos
Topic: Aspen Cathedral
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Aspen Cathedral

From a hike this past Sunday:
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by Mags
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Amazing Photos
Topic: The Saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 1969

Re: The Saddle

That's a view to Lawn Lake.

The technical name for the trees I believe are "krummholz"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krummholz

A generic name for any sub-alpine pine tree.

As for the color..it was a REALLY grey day. :D
by Mags
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Amazing Photos
Topic: The Saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 1969

The Saddle

I had company in town this past weekend at the last minute, so no backpacking trip for me. I did get to do a nice, solid hike though on Sunday. I had planed to hike Fairchild Mountain. However, the impending clouds made me decide to hike to The Saddle http://www.thespiritoftherockies.net/spirit/Hike...
by Mags
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Packs-n-Bags
Topic: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility
Replies: 20
Views: 19872

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Heh..well, it is a lightweight pack that many people seem to have forgotten about. It was, IIRC, one of the first commercially available packs marketed as lightweight. Good little pack. I still have one. Very light with lots of space. A bit bulky and cumbersome now, but at the time it was a very goo...
by Mags
Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Packs-n-Bags
Topic: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility
Replies: 20
Views: 19872

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Anyone remember the Lynn Wheldon 1lb all-mesh packs? Essentially a laundry bag with straps!

I used one on the PCT and the Colorado Trail.
by Mags
Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Packs-n-Bags
Topic: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility
Replies: 20
Views: 19872

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Hmm...use a sleeping pad and you have a frame.

This could be a good, lightweight winter pack. :)
by Mags
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: Philopsophical musings...
Replies: 3
Views: 4835

Philopsophical musings...

Before a thru-hike, many people discuss the plans before th trail and what being on the trail will be like. Few people ask what it is like when you FINISH the trail. Adjusting to life after the trail can be interesting. The following came from discussions I've had on e-mail hiking groups. It is some...
by Mags
Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Favorite Links
Topic: Vintage Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 3487

Re: Vintage Gear

Here's another great link about vintage gear and the history of said gear:
http://www.oregonphotos.com/Backpacking ... tion1.html
by Mags
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Favorite Links
Topic: Vintage Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 3487

Re: Vintage Gear

Ah..Deems' website. A very talented photographer and active in PCT circles...
by Mags
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Amazing Photos
Topic: Some pictures from my recent snowshoeing trip
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Re: Some pictures from my recent snowshoeing trip

Nice pics from down under. Thanks for sharing!

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