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Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   09-07-2016, 05:02 PM
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Views: 810
Posted By runningclouds
https://sierradesigns.com/backcountry-bed-600-2-se...

https://sierradesigns.com/backcountry-bed-600-2-season/

A friend of mine has it and loves it, his one small complaint is the opening at the bottom to cool your feet, it does not always close...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By runningclouds
Insanity

Two hikers on Vancouver Island say they were shocked to come back from a trip to find their car riddled with bullets, every piece of glass except the windshield shattered, and three tires shot out.
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Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-26-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By runningclouds
Aww, thanks, I will keep dreaming.

Aww, thanks, I will keep dreaming.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-26-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By runningclouds
That is a mighty zoom, what kind of camera/lens...

That is a mighty zoom, what kind of camera/lens did you use?
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   03-13-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,213
Posted By runningclouds
Nice profile of Alex Honnold

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/magazine/the-heart-stopping-climbs-of-alex-honnold.html
Forum: British Columbia   03-05-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,757
Posted By runningclouds
Awesome repair job and resolve to finish the...

Awesome repair job and resolve to finish the trip. It is a beautiful area, I wish it were closer to Vancouver.
Forum: British Columbia   03-04-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By runningclouds
The Picasa says this from May 2014. What are the...

The Picasa says this from May 2014. What are the ski conditions like today?
Forum: British Columbia   03-04-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By runningclouds
Wow, nice trip. Some great ninja work! That Mt....

Wow, nice trip. Some great ninja work! That Mt. Whymper runs looks awesome.
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   03-02-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By runningclouds
For your reference: I am 180 cm/80 kg and my skis...

For your reference: I am 180 cm/80 kg and my skis are 174 cm (K2 Waybacks) and 178 cm (G3 Rapid Transits). I like both and find the Rapid Transits make faster, shorter turns (they are asymmetrical). ...
Forum: Washington State   03-02-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By runningclouds
Great shot of Glacier Peak, thanks for posting. ...

Great shot of Glacier Peak, thanks for posting.
At what elevation did you find continuous snow?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-02-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By runningclouds
A week ago it was quite difficult to ski from the...

A week ago it was quite difficult to ski from the lake to the Taylor Meadows junction. From the junction to the parking lot there is no snow to ski on. (6 km). I imagine the conditions are the same...
Forum: British Columbia   03-02-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,959
Posted By runningclouds
Good to know they are still out there ;) ...

Good to know they are still out there ;)
Congratulations on getting your goal in the bag! Nice pics!
Forum: The Lodge   03-02-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,384
Posted By runningclouds
This might be helpful to visualize the terrain...

This might be helpful to visualize the terrain and the location of the rescue.
Official NSR Google Earth visualization:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIYK06F-RyY

I am glad no rescuers got...
Forum: Washington State   02-27-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By runningclouds
This report is from last week: ...

This report is from last week:
http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=33738.0
Forum: Washington State   02-27-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By runningclouds
I have not been there since mid January but I...

I have not been there since mid January but I think you should be able to skin the road from Heather meadows to Artist Point. The lower half is part of the ski area and they keep grooming it, the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   02-27-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,482
Posted By runningclouds
I agree the fabrics you mention did not deliver...

I agree the fabrics you mention did not deliver anything better but they also were knockoffs based on the original technology after the patent expired. Their main goal was to pressure W.L. Gore to...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   02-27-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,482
Posted By runningclouds
Would you say that when Gore-tex was announced?

Would you say that when Gore-tex was announced?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-27-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By runningclouds
The upper Joffre Lake usually melts at the end of...

The upper Joffre Lake usually melts at the end of May.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/runningclouds/5694270782/in/set-72157626537464137

The lake's elevation is around 1550 m.
The continuous...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   02-27-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,482
Posted By runningclouds
New Fabric Tech Could Be Outerwearís Biggest Advance in 40 Years

Thereís a new way to brace yourself against the cold and wet the next time you hit the ski slopes. Itís a material thatís less bulky, more supple, and more comfortable than whatever is in that jacket...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-26-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,024
Posted By runningclouds
I agree Hemlock, last time (October) I hiked the...

I agree Hemlock, last time (October) I hiked the Grouse Grind it was in great shape thanks to all the work done by trail crews and funded by taxpayers. But it also seems a bit overbuilt.

The BCMC...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-26-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,024
Posted By runningclouds
I agree, Grouse Mountain and the agencies...

I agree, Grouse Mountain and the agencies responsible for the Grind should really be far more flexible in opening the trail. It should be based on weather, not on calendar dates.
Forum: British Columbia   02-26-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,121
Posted By runningclouds
I'd think the RCMP must be doing something,...

I'd think the RCMP must be doing something, judging by the glass that was 10-15 break-ins. I am not sure when it happened but 10-15 people reporting this to RCMP/ICBC would surely result in some...
Forum: British Columbia   02-25-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,121
Posted By runningclouds
Garibaldi Lake circumnavigation - Feb 20-22, 2015

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8585/16022733244_d9fa324237_z.jpg

We took an advantage of the nice forecast to ski around the lake. In my view this is a nicer and simpler trip than Garibaldi Neve,...
Forum: Washington State   02-23-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By runningclouds
geminihc: you can find out that info (updated...

geminihc: you can find out that info (updated daily while the ski area is operating) from
http://www.mtbaker.us/snow-report/
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   02-19-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,310
Posted By runningclouds
The Kingpin is also the only one that is DIN...

The Kingpin is also the only one that is DIN certified, which might be important to some folks.
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