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  1. gerry.

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    wut.

  2. shralp

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    contra said:  hey ultralight backpacker shralp, sierra designs is going to be releasing a 1 lb 11 oz tent

     

    That's rad, but I've converted to hammock sleeping bro. It's mega comfy and I like being a bear burrito. Brazilian position FTW.

    BTW, Hammock + strap kit is 1 lb 2 oz.

  3. shralp

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    Southern WA Cascades William Douglas Wilderness trip report: Radical (minus the mosquitoes)

    - 30 miles hiked
    - 1 mtn climbed
    - 53 gajizillion mosquito bites
    - 4 brown trout caught and consumed
    - hammock sleeping under the stars FTW
    - lake swimming

     

     

  4. Dr. Dre

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     Me and the girl are heading out to Yosemite/Mammoth for 4 or 5 days at the end of August. I'll be sure to snap a bunch of pics for this thread.

  5. shralp

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     Rad, Yosemite and Mammoth are fun places in the summer.  

  6. contra

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    yosemite is one of my favorite places i've ever been

  7. gerry.

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    going camping in western noDak/eastern montana this weekend. should be a blast.

  8. shralp

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    My pack is about to get lighter! I was just under 20 lbs on the last trip, fully loaded with food and water. I'm trading in my shitty 5.5 lbs walmart bag for a 1.75 lbs bag that is 25% of the compressed size of the old bag. New bag was just $40 with REI coupon. Stoked on less weight and more space in my pack.

    I could see myself packing less food on the next trip and getting my fishing license/packing a pole. Good food that I don't have to carry? Yes please.

    Don't know what I was thinking backpacking with a 35+ lbs pack last summer. Uphills were brutal.

  9. Stuuuuuuu89

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    Shralp your pics look great! I can't wait to move to Seattle...

  10. mjpoltorak

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    got this guy over the weekend.

  11. shralp

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    I tried on an REI flash this morning. It seems like a really good pack.

  12. YouKnowLarry

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    Challenge accepted.

  13. tekniq33

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    Just picked up one of them baby carrier packs so should be able to get some day hikes in. Starting up in NH during labor day hopefully. also check these out. Teardrop Trailers

  14. Lomax

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    gerry said: going camping in western noDak/eastern montana this weekend. should be a blast.

     

    Damn, wish I would have seen this. That is my stomping grounds. I know it like the back of my dick.

  15. shralp

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    Teardrop trailers are rad, too bad most are so expensive.

    I got a new sleeping bag. Replaced my old 5.5 lb walmart bag with a sub 2 lb bag from Lafuma ($40 REI-outlet special). Should lighten my packs base (no food or water) weight to 8 lbs.

    Here's a comparison of the old bag to new bag.

  16. TahoeChappy

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    contra said: yosemite is one of my favorite places i've ever been

     

    Check out the fam damily photo (little Harley Jean is in momma Nicole's belly in the photo) from this past January.

    Then check out the rarity that was wasn't this past "winter" as Tioga Pass was open the latest it's been in like.....seriously 50 years? 100 years? Forever?

  17. contra

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    iconic family photo!
    access to tuolumne might be the one bright side of no snow

    shralp, saw this today. instantly thought of you of course.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alpinehammock/the-alpine-hammock

  18. gerry.

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    lomax said:

    gerry said: going camping in western noDak/eastern montana this weekend. should be a blast.

     
    Damn, wish I would have seen this. That is my stomping grounds. I know it like the back of my dick.

     

    it was a blast. i've got two friends working out in williston, one of whom works at a campground/restaurant just outside of town that's closed sun-wed, so we had the run of the place.

    north dakota impressed me, i was expecting more flat/boring, but once we started getting further west, it's some really nice countryside.

    summary of trip: canoed around lake sakakawea (ginormous man-made reservoir/lake), made a driftwood catamaran, climbed some bluffs for a gorgeous sunset, had a great time. pictures to come soon.

  19. contra

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     i wonder if i could pick my dick out of a lineup

  20. passing gas

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    shralp said: Southern WA Cascades William Douglas Wilderness trip report: Radical (minus the mosquitoes)
    - 30 miles hiked
    - 1 mtn climbed
    - 53 gajizillion mosquito bites
    - 4 brown trout caught and consumed
    - hammock sleeping under the stars FTW
    - lake swimming
     
     

     

    Mt. Adams?

  21. shralp

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    contra said: iconic family photo!
    access to tuolumne might be the one bright side of no snow
    shralp, saw this today. instantly thought of you of course.
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alpinehammock/the-alpine-hammock

     

    Awesome, I need that.

  22. shralp

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    passing-gas said:

    shralp said: Southern WA Cascades William Douglas Wilderness trip report: Radical (minus the mosquitoes)
    - 30 miles hiked
    - 1 mtn climbed
    - 53 gajizillion mosquito bites
    - 4 brown trout caught and consumed
    - hammock sleeping under the stars FTW
    - lake swimming
     
     

     
    Mt. Adams?

     

    Raineeeeeer!

  23. passing gas

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    Should have known that.

    PNW noob mistake ; )

  24. shralp

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     You're forgiven, one of my hiking buddies swore to me that the mountain we saw just south of Goat Rocks was Hood, I told him no it was Adams, but he insisted. We had to settle the debate with a buddies gps. I should have bet money on it.  

  25. RIPITUP

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     Got back from my Highschool reunion/ camping trip with some buddies. A long time friend and I made the 800km trek to the Peace Country to visit families/friends, say goodbye to childhood homes, fish, camp, quadding and drink. We did some quadding on around Peace River. We went to our highschool reunion, a whole 9 people showed up so the party moved to a bush party. Good to see some people after 10 years; the right people were there. We camped at the party spot that night. The next day we drove to Lake Winagami and meet up with a few other buddies from highschool thathad a boat. We stayed there 3 nights and fished and drank all day, everyday. we stayed out till 10pm and then docked and drank by the camp fire. The fishing was awesome. 10 fish minimum per day. I caught 2 57 cm 3.5Ilbs Walleye which we fried up, once right on the boat after we killed it. The biggest Pike I caught was 75cm 5.5Ilbs. We caught a bunch of 55cm Pike and hammer handles. We had a triple header happening. We had a great time all-in-all. Made the long drive back yesterday.


    One of my big Walleye


    One of my buddies big pike


    The rigging


    I had a fish on


    Quadding in the Peace River valley


    The first keeper pike  

  26. RIPITUP

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     Buddies biggest pike

  27. Enn Zed

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    Car camped down in Moab for a friends wedding this weekend. I ditched the tent and slept in the back of the Outback with the tailgate & moonroof open. Radness.

    Woke up this morning and brewed myself a coffee overlooking this:

  28. shralp

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     awesome.

  29. Enn Zed

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    This was the backdrop to their wedding - awesome simple ceremony which started with them riding in together on a tandem bike.

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