Feb 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm #1255655
Addie BedfordBPL Member
Companion forum thread to:Feb 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm #1577725
James WyrwickiBPL Member
Sounds like a great trip. I noticed you used a lot of homemade gear. Do you have a pictures of this gear? I always like to see other peoples designs.Feb 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm #1577808
Devin MontgomeryBPL Member
@dsmontgomeryLocale: one snowball away from big trouble
Mmmm, the Cascades! That looks like an exciting loop. You would happen to have a GPX file you'd be willing to share… :)Feb 24, 2010 at 7:19 am #1577940
I have a gpx file but I don't know how to attach it
Maybe Addie can help meFeb 24, 2010 at 7:21 am #1577941
Maybe I can write up some descriptions of some of my homemade gearFeb 24, 2010 at 9:59 am #1578002
Thanks for the review and pictures. Do you have an overview map you could attach?Feb 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm #1578168
@rosierabbitLocale: Pacific Northwest
Ditto James' request.Feb 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm #1578191
@tippymcstaggerLocale: North Texas
Nice travelogue and beautiful pictures. I am jealous of those in the PNW, or anywhere without 40' of impermeable clay underfoot.
Sorry to join in turning this into a gear thread, but SUPPLEX UNDERWEAR?!!?? I've been aching to try the MYOG Supplex shells, but now I'm just frightened.Feb 24, 2010 at 5:59 pm #1578228
Tom ClarkBPL Member
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
I've done most of that loop, and agree that there is some great scenery in that area (if the weather cooperates). It'd be great to see some more photos if you have them.
P.S. Here is a link to my 2008 trip report. If you go to my flickr page from there, then turn on the "Show Info" for further descriptions about the photos.Feb 28, 2010 at 6:30 am #1579584
I have a frameless pack and when it's warm, my shorts get wet.
Cotton underwear – bad.
Supplex is the best combination of cotton-like feel and when it gets wet it's not too clammy and dries out quickly.Feb 28, 2010 at 8:41 am #1579612
Mark VerberBPL Member
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Sure cotton underwear sucks… but there are plenty of synthetics or wool base underwear that work well.
> Supplex is the best combination of cotton-like feel and when it gets wet it's not too clammy and dries out quickly.
If it works for you… great. I like supplex for pants, and slightly lesser as a shi… but I found it a bit to rugged for my more sensitive parts. I have enough problem with it irritating my elbows… I would not be excited having it next to my privates.
–MarkMar 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm #1581866
I agree, supplex probably not the best for private parts
It get's softer after you wash it a bunch of timesMar 5, 2010 at 8:41 pm #1582652
Kathy A HandysideBPL Member
@earlymusicusLocale: Southeastern Michigan
I'm planning a move to Oregon in the near future, so I love articles about great places to backpack there. Wonderful article and photos. Thanks so much.Mar 6, 2010 at 3:26 pm #1582901
portlandhikers.org has a lot of trip reports for oregon and washington
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