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http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/general-outdoor-stuff-camping-equipment/divide-4500-ultralight-backpack-first-use/

4 trips under my belt with this pack, and it has not caused me any problems at all.  Mostly carried in the 30-35# range.  As heavy as #45 at the start of one trip.  No regrets.  Big enough to swallow up a bear container at the Grand Canyon too.

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That could be a long discussion.  What do you mean by lightweight?  How much volume?  What kind of loads/ weight do you want to carry?

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Since we are on this topic about getting ready for backpacking season does anyone have a recommendation for a extra large but lightweight backpack.


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I hiked the Marfu Vega is july of 2017. The ranger tried to talk me out of it bit I persisted. He gave me a long speech about how there was no water and no shade except a couple of places in the draws that it passes. That the heat was a killer and i knew it was. It was very hot but itís something that im conditioned to do. I donít recommend anyone attempt this hike in the heat though because it was brutal. I did cache 3 gallons at the split and filled up water at the Rio Grande. All of my hiking was done early morning and late evening. I took nothing with me except water,flashlight ,snack food and a plb. I will tell you that i would never do it again in the summer. I just get hot so quick and that trail is very demanding.


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The West Texas Fandango (aka Road Trip) / Re: Talkin' 'bout ol times
« Last post by Al on June 19, 2018, 11:03:26 PM »
David is not only a great photographer, he is great at creating great moments.
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The West Texas Fandango (aka Road Trip) / Re: Talkin' 'bout ol times
« Last post by Txlj on June 19, 2018, 07:21:31 PM »
Memories

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The Terlingua/Study Butte Board / Re: Fishing the Rio Grande
« Last post by Txlj on June 19, 2018, 07:15:40 PM »
The river road or the fishing camps in Black Gap are good

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The Terlingua/Study Butte Board / Re: Fishing the Rio Grande
« Last post by fullmetaljacket6793 on June 19, 2018, 06:31:19 PM »
I was going to try to fish at the gravel pit. Has anyone tried that area yet?


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Thanks, ghysdulkc! I'm glad you measured it! And great photos of your rappel, too! Pine Canyon Pouroff is definitely TALL!
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The West Texas Fandango (aka Road Trip) / Re: Black Gap WMA
« Last post by dprather on June 19, 2018, 04:18:09 PM »
One amazing New Yera's Even night my wife and I left the Park late.  Driving by 2627, we decided to take the time.  VERY WELL WORTH IT.
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