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Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700/ 35 Degree Review

Sierra Designs Backcountry Down Quilt

The Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700/35 is a down quilt rated to 35 degrees that combines all the advantages of an ultralight down quilt with a hood, ideal in colder weather when you need extra thermal protection for your head. The unique hideaway hood on this …

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Winter Attempt to Mount Whiteface and East Sleeper

The Downes Brook Trail requires nine stream crossings and is not for the faint of heart in winter on a warm day

Climbing Mt Whiteface and its neighbor East Sleeper via the Downes Brook Trail is not your typical winter route. Running 5.2 miles and requiring 10 stream crossings to the Sleeper Trail junction linking Whiteface to East Sleeper, it would have been a …

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