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Smith City clearance sale this weekend. Near half-price on Ridgeline Apache boots & assorted Hi-Tecs (including Rainier eVent) :) http://scottishmountaineer.com/hi-tec-rainier-event/ http://scottishmountaineer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/MTP6436.jpg
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They take them out when they've nearly completed their sentences. So they have nothing to gain by doing a runner.
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Last time I went through a few of the junction signs were missing or obscured. Then again, only part of the route I was taking was on the hillary trail, ...
Ah, I'm not signed up or logged in. That link asked me to authenticate. I just went to http://www.opencyclemap.org and chose "outdoors' as a base layer. No LINZ maps on ...
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oops but still I want more than 168cm
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River, I'd love to visit and check out your set-up sometime. Phenomenal that you've lived that amazing lifestyle for 40+ years!
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Thanks, PhilipW. Good to read about the Polkatex as I have just bought 2 jackets coated in the stuff. Earth Sea Sky told me the water-based treatments aren't effective and ...
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In addition to my last, I'm actually going to tell you how to correctly administer an epipen. Because if you're on a trail with someone who needs them, you just ...
much harder climbing from the iris burn side track is much steeper, its hard enough coming down the track on that side...
Thanks Mate, I like the Kaweka bush so bubble good :)
I'm wearing La Sportiva Valojets at the moment and they have worked really well, not as stiff as their more mountain focused boots. I've used them for 40+ track days ...
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geoffnet, I just wanted to thank you again for your offer. I talked my husband into buying a pack...hoping that even once we get back here he might go backpacking ...
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Bit late in the piece but I thought I'd add the following... The first gaiters I bought were Outdoor Research "Verglas" with a Pertex finish. They were so clammy I ...
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Was up Mt Thomas last Sunday. Patches of thaw/re-freeze ice in sheltered places, but not really any obstacle. If you're considering Lewis Pass, Mt Isobel is easily do-able. Suggest ...
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One mans trash is another mans treasure. Should get old Nick Smith to work out a multi million doller deal with the aussie govt where we live catch possums and ...
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Ah Matski, how these forums have missed you...
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I love this country.
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A few years ago, Frank and I were offered $300 to carry in a considerable amount of food for a group coming from another direction. Frank's pack weighed 40 kg ...
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Hey Glenn and others too. Someone once told me they saw a waterbarrel amid some rocks on Mt Adams. While looking around for it, we did find a tarn a ...
I tramped with an external frame hallmark for years It was fine. Only found out when I sold it for 3 times what I bought it for that the straps ...
based on your question, the possibilities are endless
The campsites are mostly just grassy areas with longdrop toilets. Some can get (relatively) busy over the peak summer period but for most of the year they don't get much ...
"NB: if you go to an outdoor shop and they DONT sell them (ahem.....Kathmandu.....) go elsewhere as they dont know what they're doing" Kathmandu sells them according to its website, at ...
Yes definitely getting crusty now :-P Or could be called stupid, did the Oxfam 100km walk two years running.
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I think Te Urewera NP (including the lake) is a special case, I believe there are rules about freedom camping because of the cultural sites in the park. Check out ...
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