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Mark Davis (Trailster) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I need to exist in a close relationship with nature, so I work on the ocean and live in the mountains. I keep in shape by xc skiing, running, mountain biking, rafting, backpacking and raising two boys. I live in the Deschutes NF and devote much of my spare time to conservation issues.
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Na Zdarovye Michael!
I have read " Michael Popov's last run" and I am saddened to the point of grief over the loss of such a great athlete and wonderfully gregarious person. I remember Michael by another...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » RIP Michael Popov
September 26, 4:03pm

Brett your awesome !!!!!
Congratulations on this unbelievable achievement. What kind of a warped mind comes up with a race course this extreme? Your first post here on BL told me your the real deal because only an hones...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Brett Maune becomes the 10th person to finish Barkley Marathons!
April 11, 12:00am

An interesting comparison
Brett, one of my shipmates told me of an ultra-runner from Australia named Cliff Young. I looked up the story about him and I though that you would be interested in his ultra-running strategy. If...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
October 31, 5:57pm

JMT Record
Hi Brett Your report, just like your run, is excellent. It's obvious that you like to maintain high standards. Your right about the camera. On my second JMT hike I thought I would be jus...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
September 19, 9:42am

New JMT Record
Great job Brett! Can't wait to read your report. I hope you enjoy your well deserved rest. Mark

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
September 06, 11:05pm

Re: Re: Re: point of diminishing gains v.s. Bear Cannister
It is true that you can legally hike the JMT without a Bear cannister by moving fast and using bear lockers, but what is more important is that you never let any animals have success at getting to ...

In GEAR » Have we hit the point of diminishing gains?
August 15, 2:32pm

PICS
PS I almost forgot, Thanks for the pictures! MD

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
August 10, 11:52am

JMT
Hi Michael Sorry to hear about your shoulder. That is unbelievably bad luck. I have to say you are one tough cookie to have gone ahead with your attempt with that kind of injury. Again I am g...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
August 10, 11:46am

FKT
YES Peter Bakwin has provided us with a great website that keeps track of the Fastest Known Times for trail runs and other outdoor feats. This is a wonderful account of record for us off road rac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
August 08, 8:05pm

Poles
A good carbon-fiber poles should be 4oz each or less. Used xc ski poles are a cheap way to get this. I used my wife's old xc poles and changed the tips and lenth. For more money collapsable ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
August 07, 1:27pm

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