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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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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

Poncho users: kilt or chaps
Eric, I'm surprised you haven't gotten any public feedback on your post. I too wonder about the kilt vs chaps question for those who use a poncho and want leg coverage for off/on heavy rain...

In GEAR » Rain Chaps vs. Kilt
April 08, 1:44pm

Load transfer
How does the load transfer to the hip belt compare, structurally and functionally, to the pack I just ordered, the SMD Fusion 50?

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 08, 11:58am

Chaps enough
I wouldn't go without leg coverage. I'm wondering if chaps would be enough. Chaps (cuben) are good for rain while keeping ventilated under poncho, not as good as wind pants for wind only...

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
April 07, 6:36am

Poncho plus ?
I am seriously considering a shift in my rain clothing system to a ZPacks poncho for total pack coverage (straps,belt), avoiding wet-through of WP/B, and the ventilation (I steam in jackets). If s...

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
April 06, 11:47am

FS: GoLite Pinnacle backpack small
SOLD** GoLite Pinnacle backpack small ca. 2007-ish. Used 4-5 times first year or two and in closet ever since. Straps have been trimmed a couple of inches each just to get rid of the excess bu...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Pinnacle backpack small
April 05, 8:39am

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