May 31, 2011 at 8:26 am #1274680
Bob Marshall Wilderness, this past weekend.
Monture Creek – Limestone pass – Danaher.
Danaher – South Fork (packraft) – Big Salmon.
Big Salmon – Pendant Creek – Holland Lake.May 31, 2011 at 8:45 am #1743099
thanks for sharingMay 31, 2011 at 8:49 am #1743101
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern Oregon
A great adventure and TR, thanks.May 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm #1743268
Yukon Yak w/deck
Camp Magix 10 crampons
Altai Hok skis (125) w/ X-trace universal bindings
Sea to Summit poncho tarp
MSR Pocket Rocket
1.3L Evernew pot
lots of soup packets and candy bars
Montane Featherlite pants
Cap 2 LS and SS
OR Endeavor Mitts
Dirty girl gaiters
Smartwool beanieMay 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm #1743291
@elf773Locale: Vancouver, BC
Yikes! Good work dude. Thanks for the TR.
How did you like the Spektr? Do you use it both as a wind and rain jacket?May 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm #1743309
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
"Bob Marshall Wilderness, this past weekend."
Terrific report, Dave. The best I've yet read. Thanks especially for sharing your inner thought process and feelings.May 31, 2011 at 5:26 pm #1743343
I managed to scrape by at work today, but am tired, and working on my beer drinking at the moment.
I didn't bring a windshell, given the forecast of coldish temps and lots of rain. The cut of the Spektr is fantastic, if you prefer athletic fitting shells. It's slim, with a long torso and delightfully long sleeves. Event is also the most breathable WPB material I've used. It's not even close to windshirt breathable, but definitly better than Gtex or poly laminates. The fabric of the Spektr is also excellent, light, but stiff and durable. Bushwack with confidence. On the other hand, the tornado closure is a bit fussy, and I'm not at all convinced it saves weight over a zip.May 31, 2011 at 5:32 pm #1743347
@rcowmanLocale: Canadian Rockies
does it run true to size? I did a 80mile bushwack over our holiday here(2 weeks ago) and sounds like it would fit the bill since i'm looking for a solid technical shell. How does the size compare to say a houdini?May 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm #1743410
Torso is trimmer than a stock Houdini. Torso and sleeves are the same if not longer.
I'm 5'11", 160 lb, long arms, 38" chest, and the medium Spektr fits perfect. Just enough room for a 300 weight fleece and baselayer. Not enough for a midweight down coat.Jun 1, 2011 at 10:54 am #1743599
@ikeLocale: Central Michigan
Loved the report. Very quotable too. My favorite line- "The glory of a traverse is that retreat is sufficiently inconvenient that you’re unlikely to indulge without very good reason."
Lately I've found myself wondering, "What next?" Then I look at your trip reports and an inkling of an idea starts to form.
Thanks!Jun 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm #1748318
@jacknewmanLocale: Mississippi River Valley
Thanks For Posting This!!!
NewmanJan 6, 2012 at 7:57 am #1820701
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