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I live in LA and enjoy day hikes, backpacking, rock climbing, and mountaineering.


Jun
10
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
9
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
7
answered Does drinking tea cause problems at altitude?
Jun
5
comment Maxpedition Condor 2 unresolved questions
Considering that outdoors.SE is close to being a ghost town, I don't think we should be going out of our way to turn away new users who ask reasonable questions.
Jun
4
comment Anchor without cordelette?
Cool technique! I don't see any negatives, except maybe that the master point ends up being a little messy.
Jun
3
accepted How high to climb before clipping on a sport climb?
May
30
comment How high to climb before clipping on a sport climb?
The relevant part of the video seems to start at 2:55.
May
30
asked How high to climb before clipping on a sport climb?
May
30
answered How high to climb before clipping on a sport climb?
May
30
revised climbing - distance between knot and harness
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May
29
answered climbing - distance between knot and harness
May
24
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
comment What is the point of hiking boots, versus any comfortable walking shoes?
Arch support does not differentiate running shoes from hiking boots. If you want arch support, you can get running shoes with arch support, or add inserts.
May
23
comment What is the point of hiking boots, versus any comfortable walking shoes?
There is a superior solution to this problem, which is lightweight gaiters, as described in my answer.
May
19
comment What is the point of hiking boots, versus any comfortable walking shoes?
I'm not going to downvote out of disagreement, but ... they have a coarse structured sole which is anti-skidding Running shoes are designed for maximum friction, just like hiking boots. they can have a thicker lining for colder conditions And this is a disadvantage in hot weather. they are often designed to be highly water-resistant (including membranes) And this is a disadvantage when you aren't slogging through water or mud, and you want sweat to get out.
May
19
answered What is the point of hiking boots, versus any comfortable walking shoes?
May
19
accepted Logic behind hikers yielding to horses?
May
18
awarded  Civic Duty
May
18
asked Logic behind hikers yielding to horses?