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    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    1.5L evernew bottle and 1L Powerade bottle.  Sawyer squeeze with .5L backup bottle.

    usually carry 1L  full and  fill up the 1.5L at camp that is plenty for filling up and cooking.

    #2239121
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    first 2 from VT.. grouse from NH wasp newt grouse

    #2238320
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    12.75oz without fuel canister. That varies by trip length and how empty the canister is at the time. I tried alcohol and went straight back to canister for the convenience. Optimus Crux, .7L pot, campbells soup cup, and ti spoon. kitchen

    #2238258
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    Mine is the Northern Terminus of the Long Trail at the end of my thru hike. celebrated with my last packet of Nutty Bars. Then I heard thunder roll in the distance and get darker and jogged the last few miles to the road. GF wasn't sure her car could get down the dirt access road so with one last bit of trail kindness a nice couple dropping off friends going SOBO gave me a ride to the pavement.

    #2238071
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    I use a looser version of #3 that Bob pictured.. i hike like i ski.. tap along until i need a more solid pole plant for balance. Didn't see anything in the article that shows that your poles push you forward. :shrug: "While I'm not much of a bicyclist, I was educated about those foot pedal straps years ago, and how one gets more "propulsion" out of their pedaling by using them. And while all the serious bicyclist folks out there use clips, I'm sure there are days when they might just "get in the way"." you're in luck! i ride between 3-4000mi/year. Toe straps and clipless pedals(with cleats you click in) allow you to pull upward on the pedal while your other side is pushing down. This allows you to eliminate some of the dead spot in the 360 degree pedal stroke. This is especially helpful while accelerating and going up steep hills. They also keep your foot centered over the pedal spindle in the spot that gives you the best power. for me, riding without them is more annoying than without.

    #2238066
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    can look up Lip Balm container too on amazon. lots of choices

    #2237785
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    No straps. still cannot figure out how people get "propulsion" from pushing their arms. It still seems to me like banging the steering wheel to make the car go faster. There is no gliding like xc ski which is when they push their poles. :shrug: i hike fast enough without and with my balance helped by the poles i can move my feet faster along the trail without needing to be perfectly stable every step. easier to drop if the tip gets stuck, easier to hold both to go over/under a log.. etc it is personal preference and whatever habit you get into is probably what you stick with.

    #2234138
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    "Jake, hadn't seen this yet, thank you! I like the concept. Easy to do?" Need to be fairly decent at sewing? there are some spots where a few things attach at once so you need to have some skills for that. mine is good at that stuff (knitter and weaver too)

    #2233991
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    Take a look at Bilgy Tents. My Gf sewed one for us out of Silnylon and noseeum mesh for when we backpack together. Pretty good size area for 2. Poles go on the ends like an A frame tarp so they will not be in the way http://www.questoutfitters.com/patterns-tent,sleeping%20bag-cart.htm about halfway down that page

    #2230339
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    definitely bring the microspikes. have seen pictures from this weekend of rocks getting frosted and flurried up high. the trail will probably be fine for the most part but better to have the option.

    #2230322
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    are you going solo? might want to see about some of the water crossings on View from the Top or something. apparently some on the wild river trail and highwater trail.

    #2230307
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    for 2 night you have to start getting creative in the whites.. there aren't many just straight loops. if you are after 4k's you could do a funky route like Osceolas, hancocks, tripryamids. they all connect.. not sure of the mileage. my last trip i did the Carter ledge loop over Chocorua, drove up to Great gulf, camped at the Bluff, finished great gulf. came back down to The Bluff. Went up Madison Gulf the next day and out. if you do any of the gulfs bring the book description and a compass.

    #2230172
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    whats your normal mile/day norm/limit whatever. initial idea would be something in the wildcat/carter/moriah area. i've heard black angel trail is cool to maybe make a loop but haven't done it.

    #2229592
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    Yea, i haven't had the chance to hike with him yet but any info that i've ever needed for pretty much any trail in the white mountains has been on his website or in a quick message to him on FB. have fun and enjoy the views. foliage should be starting pretty soon so you might get a bit of that.

    #2229356
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    Trailrunners should be fine. a facebook friend of mine ran it this weekend. there is no snow yet. you could pack microspikes for the trip in case there was something up high but really doubtful. there will be nothing that you need boots or crampons yet. Extra batteries for the headlamp will be more important.. going up Valley way in the dark isn't bad. going down the other end is a bit more tricky when tired and dark. his trip report with great photos (as always) http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/

    #2228886
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    If i'm not wearing my puffy to bed then in the cold i'll throw it over my head. not as confined as going into quilt/bag but keeps drafts out. I usually wear a hat anyway.

    #2227624
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    Max, I had a friend who wanted a really stiff shoe for wide crack climbing. He had someone make him a carbon fiber insole that made it very stiff. that might work. you could put them into a normal flat climbing shoe like Sportiva TC pro or Mythos or 5.10 anasazi lace. etc

    #2225494
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    That is more support for the muscle during the activity. I don't see how the calf sleeves do any circulation change since they are open at both ends. also normal muscle contractions circulate blood. For long periods of sitting blood pools in your feet so the socks can help keep pressure down there to prevent it from pooling. for ant. Tib pain you should think about stretching your calves.. when they are tight it makes the front have to work harder to pick up your toes.

    #2225411
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    To me they make a bit of sense for AFTER. lots of pro cyclists use socks for after training/race days and during bus rides and flights. Same as with diabetic socks they improve blood flow while seated. When you are moving there should be no problem with blood flow. good marketing and product placement in things like Tough Mudder, crossfit, triathlon etc that people think it helps.

    #2221564
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    http://www.yankeefoliage.com/peak-foliage-forecast-map/

    according to that you'd be okay. It will be pretty chilly so prepare for that and pretty light on people for the first half except for the big peaks.

    have fun :) Camel's Hump and Mansfield are pretty nice peaks.

    It will be quite the change from JMT. (i'd also like to do Triple Gem.. whatever.. LT down.. JMT and CT left haha)

    #2220269
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    Used my Lawson Ti shepherd stakes this weekend with great success. Out here it is usually just finding dirt that goes deep enough without hitting a rock.

    #2219429
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    Twist top 20oz gatorade bottles for my drinking bottle then a 32oz powerade for extra water. twist top cap doesn't react well to being dropped but but i like the twist top for drinking on the go.

    #2219042
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    Forgot I had a long weekend this weekend so I may go up and do a few trails.

    my idea. Head up fri night and stay at the trailhead/nearby for Carter Ledge trail up Chocorua on Sat. 10.8mi

    Sun: head up Great gulf trail to mt washington, then down Nelson crag trail to Madison gulf, up Madison gulf to Madison then down Daniel webster trail. Probably camping overnight at The Bluff or Osgood campsite before heading up madison. 14.5mi + 8.5mi

    #2218610
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    we'll see. I'll be back in school so it might be tough. you will definitely need headlamps for start and finish. but it is flat as you know so no biggie.

    I am hopefully heading to NH for a few days aug 17 to do some steep trails off the Terrifying 25 list.

    #2218348
    Jake D
    BPL Member

    @jakedatc

    Locale: Bristol,RI

    Usually the problem is the heat sealed closure along the top and around the spout comes apart and causes a leak. not usually a puncture.

    i jsut carried another one until i got an Evernew bag. (still carry the 16oz for backup)

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