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Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!


BaseballPCHiker posted:

Ive had pretty good luck with some of the pants at Duluth Trading Company. I picked up some nylon/spandex cargo pants last year, and they're great. A bit warmer than I'd like for full blast summer heat, but any other time they do well.

I just got a pair of those last week. I really like 'em!

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xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



I have two modes of operation: sitting still and not sweating, or hiking a trail and dripping water constantly. Dressing for summer heat is pretty irrelevant.

Verman
Jul 4, 2005
Third time is a charm right?


Oddly, I'm also in the market for a pair of synthetic joggers for wearing around the house when I'm working. I have sweatpants but I just dont feel comfortable leaving the house in them. I have hiking pants etc but I just want something a little more casual. Lululemon are the gold standard but they're stupid expensive for what they are.

I too looked at REI and didn't find much.

Last year I bought some Patagonia shorts that have three zippered pockets and an internal liner (like exoficio boxer briefs) and they're my favorite shorts ever. Above the knee. Not super baggy. Zippered pockets. I wear them all the time but they're also like $60. I ended up finding some shorts that were similar at Target for much less. Remembering that, I went to target to look at joggers and I'll be damned they had a pair of technical joggers with zip pockets for $30, just not in my size so I ordered some and I'll see how they fit when they arrive.

Casu Marzu
Oct 20, 2008

SHUT
THE
FUCK
UP!
BIIITCH!




xzzy posted:

That's why I keep using my marmot scree pants. My prana ones are more comfy and better designed overall but zipper pockets own on a hike.

Oh hey these Marmots look pretty nice actually. They don't look all floppy ankle like every other hiking pant in the world.

Alamoduh
Sep 12, 2011


Verman posted:

Oddly, I'm also in the market for a pair of synthetic joggers for wearing around the house when I'm working. I have sweatpants but I just dont feel comfortable leaving the house in them. I have hiking pants etc but I just want something a little more casual. Lululemon are the gold standard but they're stupid expensive for what they are.

I too looked at REI and didn't find much.

Last year I bought some Patagonia shorts that have three zippered pockets and an internal liner (like exoficio boxer briefs) and they're my favorite shorts ever. Above the knee. Not super baggy. Zippered pockets. I wear them all the time but they're also like $60. I ended up finding some shorts that were similar at Target for much less. Remembering that, I went to target to look at joggers and I'll be damned they had a pair of technical joggers with zip pockets for $30, just not in my size so I ordered some and I'll see how they fit when they arrive.

I have the same patagonia shorts- the nine trails 8”- and I looooove them. Easily my favorite short ever, because I like hiking with only the liner. They are, however, too drat expensive!

MrNemo
Aug 26, 2010

"I just love beeting off"



Not sure what the US selections are like but Decathlon often do good functional sports clothing. I know my go to activity shorts are a set of decathlon sailing ones that were like £20. Just nicely stretchy, super lightweight and enough pockets (zippered ones at that). They also don't look ridiculous, which is nice. In the UK or France I'd say they've got a really solid selection, very well priced so probably worth looking through. If they've got the same website though be warned that it can be difficult seeing the full range of stuff since some things seem to only get listed under specific activities e.g. a pair of shorts will be in the 'sailing shorts' category but won't show up in their global 'shorts' category, so it can be worth drilling down if you like climbing style trousers or whatever.

Sab669
Sep 24, 2009



Went to a new hiking trail for the first time in too long. They don't allow dogs so I've been avoiding it, but finally said to heck with it and went.



Anyone know what kinda mushroom this is?? I've never seen anything like it.






xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



Old growth forest east of the Mississippi? Well I'm definitely noting that on my list of places to visit.

Sab669
Sep 24, 2009



That general region is known as Zoar Valley, in Western New York. Pretty cool place, pretty easy trails. Lots of small waterfalls, plus the main gorge that is walkable for various distances depending on how high the water is flowing. At least one or two people somehow die there annually though. Maybe not that frequent, but in the 8 years I've been here I've seen a handful of headlines.

It was pretty but I can't imagine adding it to any sort of list for someone outside of the area Pretty nice for only an hour drive for me. If you found yourself in the region for whatever it's worth while though.

Alamoduh
Sep 12, 2011


Sab669 posted:

Went to a new hiking trail for the first time in too long. They don't allow dogs so I've been avoiding it, but finally said to heck with it and went.

I read it as “Deer Tick Conservation Area” and instinctively recoiled.

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

Alamoduh posted:

I read it as “Deer Tick Conservation Area” and instinctively recoiled.



Deer ticks are terrible in Wisconsin. Yikes.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



Sab669 posted:

It was pretty but I can't imagine adding it to any sort of list for someone outside of the area Pretty nice for only an hour drive for me. If you found yourself in the region for whatever it's worth while though.

I get it, just because it's old growth it doesn't make it postcard beautiful but surviving fragments are so rare they're worth noting. I'm not gonna go on a cross country trip to visit but if I'm ever in the area and want to get outdoors, being an unmined forest is a huge plus. They tend to have more character to them than first growth areas and for a dumb camera lugging nerd that's valuable.

The photos in google maps suggest it's at least a pleasant enough afternoon.

Sab669
Sep 24, 2009



Alamoduh posted:

I read it as “Deer Tick Conservation Area” and instinctively recoiled.




xzzy posted:

I get it, just because it's old growth it doesn't make it postcard beautiful but surviving fragments are so rare they're worth noting. I'm not gonna go on a cross country trip to visit but if I'm ever in the area and want to get outdoors, being an unmined forest is a huge plus. They tend to have more character to them than first growth areas and for a dumb camera lugging nerd that's valuable.

The photos in google maps suggest it's at least a pleasant enough afternoon.

Fair enough! Yea it was a very pleasant day hike. Very well marked trails too.

pointsofdata
Apr 25, 2011



MrNemo posted:

Not sure what the US selections are like but Decathlon often do good functional sports clothing. I know my go to activity shorts are a set of decathlon sailing ones that were like £20. Just nicely stretchy, super lightweight and enough pockets (zippered ones at that). They also don't look ridiculous, which is nice. In the UK or France I'd say they've got a really solid selection, very well priced so probably worth looking through. If they've got the same website though be warned that it can be difficult seeing the full range of stuff since some things seem to only get listed under specific activities e.g. a pair of shorts will be in the 'sailing shorts' category but won't show up in their global 'shorts' category, so it can be worth drilling down if you like climbing style trousers or whatever.

Seconded, their stuff is good enough quality at incredible prices, and is often more practical and better looking than expensive branded items, just because they keep things simple.

knox_harrington
Feb 18, 2011

Running no point.

Montane Terra are benchmark hiking pants and have great pockets. They last forever as well.

https://www.montane.com/mens-c1/terra-pants-p401

Chard
Aug 24, 2010






i just want to live in the woods

gently caress off

Alamoduh
Sep 12, 2011


Start my AT through hike tomorrow. See you in a few months!

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010



Alamoduh posted:

Start my AT through hike tomorrow. See you in a few months!

Good luck! Hope you have better weather than I did. All the major “sights” were socked in with rain when I hit them. Boo

Casu Marzu
Oct 20, 2008

SHUT
THE
FUCK
UP!
BIIITCH!




Alamoduh posted:

Start my AT through hike tomorrow. See you in a few months!

gently caress yeah! Don't die!

Fitzy Fitz
May 14, 2005






Alamoduh posted:

Start my AT through hike tomorrow. See you in a few months!

drat, good luck! I was just on Blood Mountain and talked to a few through hikers. Interesting people. I'd do it in another life.

PuErhTeabag
Sep 2, 2018


Alamoduh posted:

Start my AT through hike tomorrow. See you in a few months!

Have fun!

My through hike attempt on the PCT is still the greatest singular experience of my life. Planning to go back and do a full though someday (in a few years?).

Dead Nerve
Mar 27, 2007



Alamoduh posted:

Start my AT through hike tomorrow. See you in a few months!

Happy trails

ROFLburger
Jan 12, 2006


I was looking up Rainier guide services and my god they are all fully booked like a year out. Is that typical?

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gohuskies
Oct 23, 2010

No Balls No Game


ROFLburger posted:

I was looking up Rainier guide services and my god they are all fully booked like a year out. Is that typical?

It is normal, but they'll have a bunch of cancellations over the course of the year. You could call up one of the services and ask about getting on a waitlist, or just check their websites once or twice a week and see. If you're flexible with dates and are willing to hop on an opening as soon as it happens, you have a very good chance of getting on one. I climbed Rainier for the first time with a guide service and that's what I did.

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