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Field Mag: A Backpacker's Guide to the Little Five & Big Five Lakes Loop

To celebrate my partner's recent return to the Bay Area after a year in Philadelphia on assignment, we wasted no time before heading into the backcountry. She arrived home at midnight, and by 4am we were up and on the road, hoping to reach Sequoia National Park before sun-up.

At the Timber Pass trailhead we met two other couples and began our four day hike up through Blackrock Pass, down to The Little Five Lakes and up through Sawtooth Pass. I really can’t imagine a better way to get back into the swing of things in California after a year out east.

Check out the full article by Rob Schanz on Field Mag's website here.

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May 8, 2022

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My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!

Anna Hamrick

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Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

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The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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