Mt. Baldy Gear List

Clothing a pair of waterproof hiking boots Layers of clothing. If you are not familiar with the concept of layering please look it up here. a jacket of some sorts to protect you from wind and possible rain or snow: soft shell, wind jacket or rain jacket; weather is unpredictable on Baldy (optional) a pair…

Osprey Flare vs Osprey Ellipse Backpacks

If you are wondering what the differences are between these two packs you came to the right place. Let’s start with specifications as provided by Osprey: Ellipse Flare Volume 25 liters (1526 cu.in.) 22 liters (1343 cu.in.) Weight 1 lb 6.9 oz (0.65 kg) 1 lb 9 oz (0.72 kg) The weight of each bag…