My survey of eleven different sun shirts is up at OutdoorGearLab – have a read:
Fastpacking differs from ultralight backpacking to me (although the line is indeed blurry) in one major way: the brisk movement through terrain is most likely the only objective. There’s rarely a large camping/cooking/hanging out portion of a fastpack. Instead it’s all about that forward motion: fastpacking is a multi-day, unsupported run.
It’s best to be as prepared beforehand for the adventure, and get your gear dialed in as best as possible. Part of this dialing in is picking out what to bring, as well as how to pack it. I’ll be focusing on the latter idea in this post.Continue reading…
The Sportiva Mutant is my personal Greatest Of All Time trail runner – and it’s a good chance, it’s yours too. Sock-like upper, tons of cush., knobby outsole, and sticky as all get out rubber. They’re my go-to shoe for any on or off trail adventure, be it a run, a fastpack, or a backpack. This is the shoe I used for my Tour of the Highest Hundred, and Sangres Range Ridge Traverse, as well as many other mountain adventures.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t like modifying and customizing them, just like I do most of my gear. Here are some of the things I do:Continue reading…
I’m putting together the page(s) documenting my Sangres Fastpack (narrative full of feels pending still).
The gear list is up! This took many hours longer than I would have thought, but I hope it helps you with your own wild and precious trips.Continue reading…
OFF TO ALASKA! I’ll guiding two intense trips with the man/myth/legend/my Boulder neighbor of walk-abouts: Andrew Skurka in Gates of the Arctic National Park/Preserve for the rest of the month of May.Continue reading…
- Pros: simple, dependable, bombproof
- Cons: No red light-mode, so not an in-camp light
- Weight: ~124 grams/~4.4 ounces
- Battery Life/Runtimes:
- High: 2.8 hours
- Medium: 13.8 hours
- Low: 18.5 days
- Interesting To: backpackers, bikepackers, fastpackers, mountain runners
- Best For: all-night missions
- Price: MSRP: $89.00
- Purchase at: Amazon
- More information: http://www.zebralight.com/
My “Thank You!” list for the Tour of the Highest Hundred is competing with the list of mountains I have to summit for length, distance, and height – in other words, there’s a whole lot of people that are coming together to help me make this really amazing trip happen. I’m besides myself in appreciation for all the companies and individuals that are helping out in some way.
With that in mind, I’m happy to say that La Sportiva will be another company in my corner of the ring. Some history of the brand in my life: