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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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FS: GoLite and SMD packs
I have 3 excellent packs for sale. SOLD** 1. GoLite Jam 50 size M (2014). Some minor scuffs and stains (see photos), have removed compression side straps, haul loop, interior bladder mesh, clams...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite and SMD packs
March 29, 10:13am

Thank you!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Utah canyons soon; water?
March 02, 8:06pm

Utah canyons soon; water?
Doing the Dirty Devil South loop from Steve Allen's book (just south of Robber's Roost area) in three weeks. Route: Rock Canyon, over Red Benches, up Dirty Devil, up Happy Canyon, over ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Utah canyons soon; water?
March 02, 1:47pm

My DT are outlasting everything
These DTs and the thinner version have at least 400 miles of trail running on them each and still show no real signs of wear. By contrast, my Drymax, Injinji, and Defeet have all lasted half as lon...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 6:20pm

Thanks, John. Your advice is what I was thinking best for me also.

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
February 09, 9:26am

Protection, durability
Thanks for the discussion. I'm mostly interested in your experience with lighter rain pants (3-4oz; e.g, Versalite) vs heavier versions (9oz; e.g, Torrentshell) for weeks of 1-3 hours of heavy ...

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
February 08, 11:11am

Rain Pants Colorado Trail
I'm hiking the Colorado Trail July-August. Plan to do it in 3 weeks or less. I have decided to take rain pants. I have the Torrentshell pants (~9 oz). I'm trying to decide if it is worth in...

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
February 06, 2:41pm

Utah: Dirty Devil water in March?
Wife and I are doing the Dirty Devil South loop last week in March. What can we expect for water availability in the canyons (Happy, upper tips of N and S Hatch, Cove) and along the benches (Red Be...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Utah: Dirty Devil water in March?
January 18, 4:33pm

Available date?
When are these scheduled to become available for purchase?

In Gear Deals » Sierra Designs Cogule, Chaps, and Solar Wind Hoodie
January 06, 8:07pm

Grand Canyon
Thanks, everyone, for all these great suggestions. I had been looking at the Tonto trail when I originally posted this thread. David, I've looked at the route you suggested and the variatio...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recs for ~100 mile trip in southwest late March?
December 07, 7:49pm

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