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Shawn Bearden (ShawnB) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale SE Idaho
About Me Professor of physiology, exercise physiologist, research expertise in microcirculation. Backpacking with my wife as much as we can.

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"I usually do 2 or 3 four day long solo trips a year. I always make grandiose plans of what to do and where to go but almost never do what I planned. And I'm not the least bit disappointed...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 17, 10:34am

Type 2
So, is solo mainly about type 2 fun for those of you who do it regularly?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 16, 7:55pm

Findings on going solo
I went on my first solo trip. Thought it would give me the freedom to put down lots of miles and really go at my own adventurous pace and style. It did all that, but I didn't have a lot of fun....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 16, 2:32pm

+1 Greg Mihalik's answer. Learned that from Skurka and Clelland. Makes cutting out desired shape simple. So much more user friendly than in any sort of roll.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to pack leukotape
July 16, 2:25pm

Colorado Trail - Collegiate West - Reroute map?
Starting the Colorado Trail next week. I have the Databook and the Salida-Buena Vista Latitude 40 map. I got the extra Latitude 40 map because the CT Org folks said that it includes some of the rer...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trail - Collegiate West - Reroute map?
July 11, 8:50am

That's a great area. My wife and I did it last year. We went during the first week of July and that pass was doable but we were not prepared as crampons and axes were a minimum requirement that...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Idaho Sawtooth question. Fishtrip Creek basin to Toxaway Lake
May 22, 1:27pm

Agreed on picking up the book. Wind River Range glaciers are not Alaska glaciers - they are generally non-technical. You'll be fine with that gear and a bit of research from the book, etc. Now,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier Travel in the Wind River Range
May 22, 1:20pm

Idaho suggestions
I live in Pocatello. This is the cagey time of year from my wife and me. Our local hills are clear (slight patches of snow) but all the great hiking areas we love are still pretty snowed in. Our wi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Idaho experts?
May 22, 1:15pm

Love my Katabatic Sawatch. Regular width. I flounce a lot. System works very well.

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
April 11, 5:39pm

SMD Fusion 50 fit rant
My Fusion 50 arrived today, the 'regular' size. My torso length is 19" and the pack is supposed to fit beyond that. But, the frame height from where the hip belt fits on my iliac crest...

In GEAR » SMD Fusion 50 fit rant
April 09, 8:09pm

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