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Alex H (abhitt) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale southern appalachians or desert SW
About Me I've been camping since before I could walk and backpacking since 1970. I have lived in many parts of the country except the West coast but hiked there some too.
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CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/

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Re: N. AZ near Zion
You could drive through AZ to Buckskin and those places but they are are all mostly in Utah or at least the trailheads are. If you do Bull valley Gorge/Willis Creek it would be faster to come in f...

In Pre-Trip Planning » N. AZ near Zion
October 17, 4:04pm

Re: Re: Re: how much r value for snow?
Like Billy Ray we used a single full length CCF on snow when we were younger and tougher. As others have said r-5 is the general rule of thumb. When I have done any kind of searches for reviews/o...

In GEAR » how much r value for snow?
October 13, 6:06am

Re: Grand Canyon end of January
I find this site one of the best for GC trail info. He also has a trip report there of the western Tonto but in April. http://www.bobspixels.com/kaibab.org/bc/gc_tr_tt.htm#t6

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon end of January
October 07, 11:41am

Re: Re: Katabatic backbacks
I think they look pretty good except I wish they were not in cuben or white. I think the weight for a pack that can carry 40 pounds is right on. It looks as if they are tapered a bit from the bot...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
October 04, 1:20pm

Re: Thanks
We have done multiple loops there, our favorite is one we call the Religious Range loop, which runs around the headwaters of the Piney River. You park down on the Piney River, walk up the dirt roa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 26, 4:09pm

Re: Ramsey's Draft Loop?
I have done the Wild Oak trail which is a loop that is on the NE side of Ramseys draft. Not a lot of water on it other than the river crossing. Nice loop with good campsites and some views.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 23, 7:10pm

Re: Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
Here is one that you could add some miles to if you wanted by including more of the AT along Cove Mtn. Peaks of Otter area in central VA

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 23, 1:10pm

Re: Kalais Owner Wanted ITT
So the pocket itself is 10"X26" and can hold a thick pad if needed. I use a 36" long ridgerest folded in half and then the bottom part folded up ~10", works great. I haven'...

In GEAR » Kalais Owner Wanted ITT
September 21, 6:28pm

Re: down vest
I have been a down vest user for years, core warmth. Like Edward I have a FF Hyperion vest that is incredibly warm with both good hand warmer pockets and a high collar which I like to keep my neck...

In GEAR » Utility of a down vest
September 21, 5:51am

Re: The Wind RIver High/Low Route
Great report, well done. Nothing wrong with plan D, sometimes it's the correct solution.

In Post-Trip Reports » The Wind RIver Low Route
September 05, 4:59am

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