The day off on Monday was leveraged to good purpose by sewing all day long. I was able to plow through 2 multi-featured packs, one for a Surly Troll, the other for an Air Nine Carbon.
The grey Troll pack is the second panel loader I've made (they're just so great for finding stuff!) and also has a full panel map pocket on the left, reflective tape, and a hydration tube porthole.
The Air Nine Carbon pack has VX21 side panels to save a bit of weight, tapered front for more volume in a small frame opening, two compartments, padded down tube and seat tube, a hydration porthole, and left map pocket.
No wonder they took so long...... you guys are getting serious deals, but thanks for the practice.
I spend the weekend helping guide rock climbing camp to a secret climbing location a friend and I developed and just recently got permits for guiding. (My summer job is working maintenance at Camp Redcloud).
It is a great spot to explore! I actually managed 3 trad leads, 2 of routes I know well, and a short but kinda scary first ascent.
Here's a few more pics from the area:
hanging off a junky knifeblade piton in homemade aid ladders
the rack for "Offwidth of Doom" (5.10) - 3 #6 camalots, 3#5 camalots, 3 #4 camalots (only needed 1?) and a couple normal pieces for the start.
Anyway, I was reminded how scary climbing is - especially rappelling...... and thus how biking is superior for mortal man.