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Just thought I'd pass this along to any interested... It's REI's yearly sale.. really great deals.. I load up every year.

http://www.rei.com/

Today I bought a new tent, a new water purification pump, a new Sleeping pad... just to name a few... (but hey.. I'm IN to this sort of thing)

I'm going backpacking in Southern Colorado then Flagstaff, AZ and Sedona AZ the last week of May and the 1st week of June... :D
 
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Just thought I'd pass this along to any interested... It's REI's yearly sale.. really great deals.. I load up every year.

http://www.rei.com/

Today I bought a new tent, a new water purification pump, a new Sleeping pad... just to name a few... (but hey.. I'm IN to this sort of thing)

I'm going backpacking in Southern Colorado then Flagstaff, AZ and Sedona AZ the last week of May and the 1st week of June... :D

Where in colorado? If you are near Denver you should look me up and we should get a drink.
 
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OOOO. Too bad Im really short on cash at the moment. I need to get a small backpacking tent, and a water purifier wouldnt be a bad idea either. I have several backpacking trips planned for this summer, all in the Adirondacks.

Thanks for the heads up Ride.
 
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Where in colorado? If you are near Denver you should look me up and we should get a drink.

Sangre De Cristo Mountains near Buena Vista.... You're in Denver right? I may take you up on that. :D I don't drink, but it would still be fun.


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OOOO. Too bad I'm really short on cash at the moment. I need to get a small backpacking tent, and a water purifier wouldnt be a bad idea either. I have several backpacking trips planned for this summer, all in the Adirondacks.

Thanks for the heads up Ride.

It's a great sale.. They do it once per year... I wait all year long to get new gear. I bought the Marmot Aeolos 2P Tent and the MSR WaterWorks EX Purifier...

If you don't already have a stove for your trip, I would HIGHLY recommend the JetBoil. This thing ROCKS!!! I have 2 Personal Cooking Systems, and a Group Pot.
 
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Sangre De Cristo Mountains near Buena Vista.... You're in Denver right? I may take you up on that. :D I don't drink, but it would still be fun..

Buena Vista is about 2/2.5 hours from my place.. You can drink a coke on the rocks and ill get a brew.
 
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It's a great sale.. They do it once per year... I wait all year long to get new gear. I bought the Marmot Aeolos 2P Tent and the MSR WaterWorks EX Purifier...

If you don't already have a stove for your trip, I would HIGHLY recommend the JetBoil. This thing ROCKS!!! I have 2 Personal Cooking Systems, and a Group Pot.

Well, I'm an Eagle scout, and still somewhat active with the troop, so I can borrow some stuff from the troop, like a stove and fuel bottle, and water purifier. I've used the MSR Dragonfly stove, and love it. After looking around some, I found a perfect backpacking tent on Campmor.com. Eureka Solitare which I think I might get.
 
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Nice! I used to Scout as well... Didn't make it to Eagle.. though I know quite a few Eagle Scouts, and have done a lot of stuff with the Scouts (through my church). Enjoy the Adirondacks!!!!
 
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Those are some pretty good deals there, but I'm more of the Gander Mountain or Bass Pro Shops type of guy. In fact, I wish I could just camp in a Bass Pro Shop for a few days.
 
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Those are some pretty good deals there, but I'm more of the Gander Mountain or Bass Pro Shops type of guy. In fact, I wish I could just camp in a Bass Pro Shop for a few days.

Then I say try it... go in about an hour before they close... get in a tent... zip it up.

When they comeback in the morning, be sure to be standing in your boxer shorts using one of the camp stoves when you say "THIS stove is great, I think I'll buy it... Who wants bacon???"
 
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(1) My idea of camping is a hotel with an outdoor pool.

(2) The wife and I go to Sedona every year or two. It's fantastic:

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Taken from the parking lot of our hotel.




It's not all red rock, though. This is the West Fork in Autumn.




My wife atop Bell Rock




From the canyon floor




But there are plenty of red rocks if you like that sort of thing!

 
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Nice Todd! Yeah... My wife and I love AZ... I lived there for about 6 months (4 friends and I moved there straight out of high school.. a 6 month party:D:D)... I still go back quite a bit. Sedona is incredible.
 
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Our "real" vacation this year will be HI in December for about 10 days. We've been to Oahu, Kawaii, and Maui (twice) ... this will be our first time to the Big Island.

We will be camping at the Hilton Resort. :Cool:
 

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despite not being very outdoorsy, and being off my bike for a good long time, i looooooove REI.

it's where i got my timbuk2 bag, all my keens, and the hat i'm wearing in the mugshot pic i posted on the first page, among many other things.
 
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Sangre De Cristo Mountains near Buena Vista.... You're in Denver right? I may take you up on that. :D I don't drink, but it would still be fun.

You don't drink?!?!? Ahhh!! The perfect man! ;D :)
 
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RIDE and eric don't drink??? I'm in college. So, I'm obligated to drink. In fact, I have a some Guinness waiting at a buddy's house right now. I will happily consume it once I get off work.
 
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I only drink very little...my b/f on the other hand... :Lips-Are-Sealed:
 
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RIDE and eric don't drink??? I'm in college. So, I'm obligated to drink. In fact, I have a some Guinness waiting at a buddy's house right now. I will happily consume it once I get off work.

Guiness is horrid. But to each his own. The only thing I like guiness for is car bombs, and no, not the explosive kind.
 

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