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Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Mar 23, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Yo Brassnuts, the Desperado is a cool bag. Easily goes from carry to haul mode. For my money though I'd go with something like a Fish Atom Smasher or Metolius Quarter Dome if you're really going to haul it.

As for my favorite, Wild Things Andinista gets er done on many levels. And I used to have a Karrimor Dougal Haston rucksack that was the shizz.
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Mar 23, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
I had the Mtn. Tool Desperado pack and wasn't happy with it, seemed kinda small.

I was used to my Gregory Big Wally, great pack !!
Anastasia

climber
Home
Mar 23, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Really happy for you Lynn!
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Mar 23, 2013 - 04:24pm PT
I've put about a thousand miles on a Gregory Denali Pro. Basically the biggest pack you can get, and it was stuffed.

Even though it is well constructed, when you have 75 lbs. in it, it feels like a torture device after a few weeks.

I have a little Lowe day pack which I can put a light down bag and a Marmot stuff sack into. It is like air.

It isn't so much the pack as it is what you are hauling.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 23, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
Cosmic, felt like that once or twice this weekend. Gotta continue to refine and get lighter. But I had a blast and we even went up tiny Cornell Peak. Will post more later just got home.


Edit: Ana Thanks! Your encouragement in the beginning of LL Part Two was my first and best building block for all that has happened. Cheers, Lynne

Edit #2: I appreciate all you posters beta on all kinds of packs and how you use them. It's fun to think about all the combos one can use and each pack has different features and utilities. Like I said, I'm going to try a super light pack, but I really love the suspension on my Gregory Z65 Jet Stream.

Like Base104 said above, "It's about what you're hauling. Still took too many trail snacks and other small items. What I will bring in the future is a tiny pair of binoculars.

Baja Andy, the snow shoes worked great. Thanks a Bunch!!
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Mar 25, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Woohoo Lynne! Cornell Peak is a cool summit. Love the drop off on the north side. What exposure! Glad the 'shoes' worked for ya.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Checked out the Karrimor Jaguar at 6 lbs, to heavy, and the Andinista, pretty pricy at $360, tho a nice pack!

Back home from the weekend backpack, working in sweet, fragrant, sun kissed, warm air of the avocado grove, golden California poppies opening right in front of me I thought. "Yo, you just need to get out there, equipment is often irrelevant. Throw your essentials to survive in a pillowcase if need be and get out to the wilderness."

Spent the weekend in a simple tent, enjoyed to the max simple food along with liters of wonderful H2O. Discovered the art of trail finding. Essential living.

Peace mixed with the smell of warm pine needles. lynnie
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 11:58pm PT
Cute little casa in the San Jacinto Wilderness.
Cute little casa in the San Jacinto Wilderness.
Credit: LL LL


Where backpacks take you....the karma, feeling, of meeting some of the...
Where backpacks take you....the karma, feeling, of meeting some of these tree folk along the way was more than incredible.
Credit: LL LL















Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 26, 2013 - 12:12am PT
I heartily agree, Lynne.
QITNL

climber
Mar 26, 2013 - 12:15am PT
Nice one, LL.
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