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Tom Clark (TomClark) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale East Coast
About Me Tom Clark
- Middle aged Materials Scientist
- Hiked mostly on Appalachian Trail in TN, NC, VA, PA, NY, & VT. Some memorable trips to Yosemite, The Presidential Range, Moab, Zion, The Superstitions, and portions of the PCT in the Cascades (The Three Sisters).
- Started backpacking in 1992, switched to lightweight ~1999.
- Currently using tarp, bivy sack, & quilt.
- Base summer weight ~8-10 lbs.
- Some photos from previous trips www.flickr.com/photos/tomclark1/
My Website URLhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tomclark1/sets/

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All Forum Posts by Tom Clark

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Re: The Greatest Trip That Never Happened
Hey, just as kids fall while learning to skate, ride a bike, ski, etc. I guess we should expect to fail sometimes as adults. Not sure why our perspectives change as we grow older, but it's a r...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Greatest Trip That Never Happened
August 16, 11:02pm

Re: Onto The Shelf
As others have said...great adventure and photos. Thanks for sharing the unique perspective. Tom

In Editor's Roundtable » Onto The Shelf
June 04, 5:01pm

Re: POV Short Film
Some nice shots, I especially like the Three Sisters section. Should you be in Damascus this weekend? Tom

In On the Web » New "Embrace The Brutality" Short Film!
May 18, 10:52am

Re: Oregon Advice
Not sure if this is close enough for you, but the Three Sisters Wilderness is a great hike. Tom http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Oregon Advice
May 17, 8:23pm

Re: FS: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer - W Med Black
Sarah, Do you have a chubby twin brother? :) Tom

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer - W Med Black
May 09, 5:15pm

Re: Top Ultralight Tent Review
Adam said it well... "1) the small selection of products from brands that are FAR from desirable to most people on this site, even though there are plenty of options the author could have cho...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 19, 8:11pm

Re: Shuttle from SFO to Yosemite
Morgan, Yes, we've seen that link with options. With last minute shopping for fuel and such, it seemed like such a waste of time. Also thought that with a group, there must be an easier/chea...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shuttle from SFO to Yosemite
April 19, 6:31am

Shuttle from SFO to Yosemite
Is anyone willing to give me and 3 friends a lift from San Fran Airport to Yosemite Valley on August 23? We are doing the JMT, but are frustrated with the ground transportation options. Of course,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shuttle from SFO to Yosemite
April 14, 10:07pm

Re: Sawyer Mini design...so close
I recently got a Mini Sawyer for my JMT hike (previously used Aqua Mira). Some questions for you experienced folks... - How often do you need to backflush (1/week)? I realized that it will var...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini design...so close
March 13, 9:19am

Re: Looking for 50~100mile backpacking route in PNW (WA, CA) for the 2nd week of March.
The Three Sisters Wilderness Loop in Oregon's Cascades is very nice...glaciers, volcanoes, lava flows, etc. in ~50 miles, with 1/3 of it along the PCT. Andrew Skurka said that it was one of hi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for 50~100mile backpacking route in PNW (WA, CA) for the 2nd week of March.
February 22, 11:05am

All Reader Reviews by Tom Clark

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Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Definitely my favorite pad, and the one which I take most often. I view it as a good compromise in terms of comfort, weight, and volume. It's a luxury, but it allows me to roll from side to side...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 26, 7:09pm

PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
This is a very soft, warm glove. As the product description states, they have much higher loft than other synthetic liners that I have used. The only problem I experienced was using them one rainy d...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 29, 11:41am

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
This was my first lightweight pack, so it was a fairly big leap for me to carry a pack that used gloves, socks, and balaclava for padding in the hip and shoulder straps. I took this pack on a few ove...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 15, 9:10am