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Jeremy Pendrey (Pendrey) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale California
About Me I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife and two children. I have hiked and backpacked throughout the state and beyond. I'm always looking to lighten my pack and lengthen the days and mileage of my trips. Favorite trips I've taken include thru-hikes of the John Muir Trail, High Sierra Trail, and Tahoe Rim Trail.

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Good luck
Good luck on your trip. It's been a few years since we did that hike but feel free to ask us any questions. Thanks. Jeremy.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Tahoe Rim Trail June 28th - July 6th.
June 07, 5:20pm

Logistical support
Jacob: Absolutely right re logistical support. My dad has helped me on half a dozen trips over the last several years and his support has been critical to making the trips work. He is retired ...

In Post-Trip Reports » PCT - Carson Pass to Tuolumne Meadows
August 01, 9:38am

PCT - Carson Pass to Tuolumne Meadows
Last week, Tony Wong and I filled in a section of the PCT that we hadn't hiked before. We started on 7/20 at Carson Pass and hiked South to Tuolumne Meadows, finishing on 7/27. We stashed res...

In Post-Trip Reports » PCT - Carson Pass to Tuolumne Meadows
July 30, 8:36pm

electrolyte loss and cramping
This is a very interesting article and discussion. Thanks for all the info provided in the comments. I would just like to emphasize the impact of electrolyte loss on developing muscle cramps an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
July 28, 5:44pm

Re: East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail
Yes, you are correct that most of it is part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. All except the beginning and ending. The Ridge trail joins the Skyline trail a few miles in and departs it a couple miles...

In Post-Trip Reports » East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail
May 30, 4:55pm

summer hike
Yes Jay, we are doing a PCT section in July. You are always welcome if you are interested, though we ain't stopping for no breakfast or nap. Send me an email if you want to discuss.

In Post-Trip Reports » East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail
May 30, 2:43pm

East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail
On Memorial Day (2013), Tony Wong and I kicked off the summer season preparation with a 31-mile day hike thru-hike of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail. This trail is a Bay Area gem t...

In Post-Trip Reports » East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail
May 30, 2:12pm

geocache
Manfred: My son is coming again this year. He will be up for hiking with or without geocache and will also bring a football and baseball stuff because we don't leave home without it. He wi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 1/25-27, 2013 Henry W Coe
January 24, 4:37pm

My son and I are in again
Looking forward to it. Hope the weather holds up or I'm sleeping in Josh's toasty warm backcountry condo/sweat lodge. Paypal for $15 on its way. Black Friday sale aside, happy to pay m...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0
November 24, 9:40pm

poignant article and theories
Ryan's theories are interesting and thought provoking. I'm interested to see studies on the issue to see whether his hypotheses hold up. Now for my mostly useless-to-others anecdotal an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
October 24, 2:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Jeremy Pendrey

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I have taken the FS Exodus on 2 trips this summer with very different circumstances. Both left me very happy with the FS. First, in July, I hiked 130 miles along the PCT in the Sierra. For this t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 27, 8:02pm

Vivo Barefoot Breatho Trail
NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS FOR MINIMALIST SHOE WEARING HIKERS. ONLY CONSIDER THESE SHOES FOR BACKPACKING IF YOU WEAR BAREFOOT/MINIMALIST SHOES FULL TIME ALL THE TIME (NOT JUST HIKING) Wore a new pair o...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 30, 7:53pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
I have to add my two cents about MLD's service. Early this summer I damaged the bottom of my Exodus pack. The damage was completely my fault (sliding down granite). I wrote Ron and asked if he ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 17, 10:00pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
The Exodus is the new 2009 version of the MLD Zip pack. So far, I have taken it on 2 overnight trips and one 9 day trip. This is my first frameless pack, so I can't compare to others, but the pa...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 26, 5:20pm

Nuun Active Hydration tabs
These are my new go-to electrolyte replacement solution. I used them in conjunction with Saltstick pills on a 9 day TRT thru-hike. Prior to that hike I had always had evening headaches and sometimes...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 26, 4:35pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Superlight
I agree with the first two reviewers that this is an excellent bivy to use with a tarp. It is extremely light (mine weighs in at 6 oz even not counting the stuff sack and cord that can be attached to...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
February 11, 9:17pm

Golite Ultra 20
I like this quilt but give it a 4 because the temperature rating is optimistic. I've used it once below freezing, and while I was fine, I had to layer up substantially. I used it on a mid-Septem...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
January 31, 2:21pm

Watchful Eye Designs Aloksak
There are other reviews on O.P. Saks/Aloksaks pertaining to the bear-can size and the food storage and protection issues those bags raise. This review concerns Aloksaks generally. The main problem w...

In Miscellaneous Products
June 21, 2:06pm

Jocalat bars (by Larabar) Chocolate
These are love 'em or hate 'em chocolate bars. I love them, but my kids hate them because they don't taste like typcial store bought chocolate bars. The bars are organic and vegan, so do...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 21, 12:48pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I highly recommend this hat for sun protection. This hat is light (M=2.5 oz on my scale) and provides full sun coverage due to the long back and wide brim, which allows you to carry much less sunbloc...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 21, 12:07pm