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  1. These boots are worn but in good shape. They have been sitting on a shelf in my garage for the last couple of years. Originally cost $255 will sell for $75. I could not get the picture to post here but there is one in the gallery area. Will email pictures to anyone interested.
  2. These boots are worn but in good shape. They have been sitting on a shelf in my garage for the last couple of years. Originally cost $255 will sell for $75.
  3. I don't use any clothes or gear. I am hard.
  4. Great report. My two boys are 4 and 2. I am figuring another couple years and we will be ready for a similar outing. Where did you do the rock wall camp? It sounds like a great way to introduce them without mom and dad pushing them and potentially turning them off from climbing.
  5. FWIW - I took these back to REI (for the 2nd time) and was told that they have seen a tremendous amount of returns on them. People love the fit but they delaminate and the stitching unravels. I wish someone would have told me that before I bought them. It would have saved me a couple of trips to the store.
  6. I love the fit of the Ultra 103 but have questions concerning the durability. I bought a pair about a month ago and wore them around the office and on the street a few times for about two weeks and noticed the sole near my left big toe starting to delaminate. I returned them (to REI) and got another pair thinking it was just that pair. I wore the other pair twice and then went on a 30 mile hike with them. They delaminated in the same place, as well as starting to delaminate on the rubber over the toe and the nylon mesh on one of the toes ripped. I like the fit enough to go for round 3. Anyone else have the same or similiar problems?
  7. "How much did it cost the taxpayers to go and find the lost Ranger??" A lot. The book does not put a cost on the search or even bring up the subject but the initial search last 8 or 9 days with massive resources going towards it. His remains were found 5 years later by some California Conservation Corps volunteers that were hiking on their day off.
  8. I am reading the book "The Last Season" about a Ranger that went missing in Sequoyah/Kings Canyon National Park in 1996. On the cover there is a picture of a guy on a trail next to a cliff with what appears to be a via ferrate(sp?) cable. I have never been to the Sierra and was curious if there are actual via ferrate's set up? In particular are there any in Sequoyah/Kings Canyon National Park? FWIW, the book is pretty interesting.
  9. May the road rise up to meet you May the wind always be at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May god hold you in the palm of his hand. My thoughts are with all involved.
  10. This is no good. It took 8 pages to go from clusterfucks on Outer Space to constitutional rights. Way to slow, should have only taken 3 pages, 4 max. And what happens to your constitutional rights if your a Canuck expressing your opinion on a US based website from Canada?
  11. Take your time and enjoy the scenery. It provides for a great topic.
  12. I pulled my old Camelback down from the shelf in the garage and realized how nasty it had become. It is time for a new one and wondering if anyone has any "must haves" or "do not buy" brands or styles. I will be using it mostly for hiking(day and week-end stuff). Though it will not be purchased for climbing there is always the possibility of using it on a volcano somewhere. Thanks.
  13. Wopper

    That's rich

    I have got a couple of fairly simple ideas on how to get a head in life. May make you rich, may not but will probably keep you out of the bottom 20% 1. Ge an education or learn a trade/skill/craft that can land you a decent paying job? It is called having marketable skills in the workplace. After you land that decent job, work hard, be willing to learn and show up everyday. 2. Don't spend more than you earn. Cut up your credit cards and pay off your debt. 3. Educate yourself on financial matters. You can build stock shares of numerous large companies through DRIPs (Direct Reinvestment Programs) by buying straight from the companies w/o brokerage fees. Sometimes this can be as little as $10/month. May take a while but history shows that it will pay off over the long term. Of course there is always the alternative of sitting around and bitching about things that others have that you don't.
  14. I had a roommate in college that started his Vega Station Wagon with a screwdriver. He didn't own any key for it.
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