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  1. Jefferson Conditions

    Wondering if anyone has been up on Jefferson recently? Curious about the summit pinnacle and the traverse. Thanks
  2. question Softshell for Denali

    I love my MH Torch/Dragon, but it hasn't left my closet after buying a deadbird Squamish hoody. Used my Torch on WestButt and was very happy with it + Mammut Champ pants with an UL hardshell top/bottom in the bottom of my pack the whole trip.
  3. Favorite Snack Food while on the Mountain

    We still had an appetite for M&Ms even at the end of the trip. The varieties really help. And I've yet to ever eat a single Butterfinger after our trip, and likely never will.
  4. Splitboard touring pack?

    Have 3 packs, all can carry both A-frame and vertical when solid. Deuter Freeride Pro 30, Deuter Glide 35+, and Deuter Guide 45+. The Guide is an older model, I'm not sure the new design allows for vertical carry. But looks like the Deuter Rise series are analogous to my older Guide and Glide packs. At some point I'll pull the trigger on a Deuter On Top Tour airbag pack.
  5. question Sun hoodies... who makes them?

    I've got a white and olive colored Patagonia sun hoodies that I use in the backcountry and when I was consulting at Owens Lake (high desert). Probably my favorite piece(s) of gear after my Squamish wind hoody. Don't know if they still make them.
  6. Garmont Boot Durability?

    Wondering how the Garmont Tower boot series perform with respect to durability? Not overly happy with the longevity of my most recent pair of Scarpa Triolet, and considering trying something new vs. having them resoled. Have been very happy thus far with their Dragontail approach shoes, they've handled volcano choss like a champ. Specifically looking at Tower Plus LX GTX. TIA

    How do they compare in terms of warmth vs. say Spantik/Baruntse/Nepal Evo? TIA
  8. North Sister Traverse Conditions?

    Traverse was dry on Sat (9/10), still some snow/ice on the left side of the Bowling Alley.
  9. North Sister Traverse Conditions?

    Bump for conditions beta, anyone been there recently? TIA
  10. [TR] Denali - West Buttress 5/28/2016

    Based on the advice of a very experienced friend we choose to travel in the evening/early AM hours. Far less people, cooler temps (we started 6/1). Less slop/mush on the lower glacier. To each their own, but if I go back, I'd follow that approach again.
  11. Triolet or Trango Alp

    On my second pair of Triolets. Got ~150 days on the first pair with one resole. LOVE them. Can't comment on the LaS, a bit narrow for my foot type.
  12. After back surgery, I'm forced to off load some packs that have hip belts with padding in areas that put pressure on my incision area. I've been very happy with both packs, just find myself forced to opt for a design that has a channel rather than padding in the lumbosacral area. Buyer pays shipping from Sacramento area, or pickup in Northern California is a possibility depending on area/timing. Shoot me a PM if interested Gregory Alpinisto 50L, gold, size Medium, in good shape, some char stains from the Pole Creek area near North Sister, one small hole puncture on the bottom repaired. $90 OBO Alpinisto 1 Alpinisto 2 Alpinisto repair Mountainsmith Phoenix 70L, green, good condition with no stains, hauls monster loads with ease, A-frame carry or vertical snow/splitboard carry, huge expansion collar, two abrasion areas on lid repaired, great expedition pack or for extended backpacking or humping the little ones gear. $70 OBO Phoenix Phoenix repair
  13. Splitboarders Check in!!

    Checking in, shredding for 10 years, splitting for 8. Mostly around Tahoe, but a few Sierra 14ers, and some Norcal volcanoes. Trying to relocate to Portland, so hopefully more volcanoes in my future.
  14. Denali pricing

    I didn't think it was excessive. When I became symptomatic with HACE on summit day, while we had our own meds and got down without assistance, I was quite happy to have the expertise and consultation of the rangers and medical team. Do I wish it was cheaper, sure, but the cost won't be what would prevent another trip. YMMV
  15. Jeff and NSis Conditions

    Anyone been up Jefferson or North Sister recently? Wondering on conditions. Currently looking at the South Ridge on Jefferson and the South/Southeast Ridge on North Sister. Would love first-hand info on the traverses. Any info you can pass along is greatly appreciated!
  16. Jeff and NSis Conditions

    ^^^Nope, aborted our plans with the moisture. Decided to peak bag in CA...'enjoying' smoke and colder than normal temps.
  17. Jeff and NSis Conditions

    Many thanks! Easy to avoid the snow patch on the traverse? Water in Pamelia and/or Shale Lakes?
  18. FS - LaSportiva Spantik, Sz 43, Used once, $400

    I'll vouch for the seller, he's a stand-up guy. Sorry your 2-wheel ride got ripped!
  19. Buyer pays shipping. Local pickup possible in the Sacramento area. Please PM if interested and want more details or images. Marmot Oracle shell pant, grey, Men’s M, full side zips, one small hole repaired with duct tape, in good condition, $40
  20. FS: OR Brook Ranger Low

    Buyer pays shipping. Local pickup possible in the Sacramento area. Please PM if interested and want more details or images. Outdoor Research Brooks Ranger Overboots, black, size XL, low cut, in good condition, $25
  21. FS: OR Brook Ranger Low

    Price drop, $20 and buyer pays shipping.
  22. After one spine surgery and with news of another in my future I figure I should unload some gear I bought, but haven’t found much (if any) time to use. All gear is in New or Like-new condition unless otherwise indicated. Buyer pays shipping. Local pickup possible in the Sacramento area. Please PM if interested and want more details or images. Metolius FatCams, all four for $130 One #9, $40 One #7, $40 Two #2, $35 each Six Black Diamond Positron quickdraws, $10 each, all six for $50 Metolius daisy chain, $10
  23. FS: Metolius Fat Cams, Quickdraws, Daisy Chain

    All items now SOLD