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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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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

Re: guadalupe mountains
Martin, Luke has good info. The basic story is no water in the mountains so many folks do one and two night trips and criss cross to Dog Canyon and back. Check in with the folks at Big Bend Chat...

In Pre-Trip Planning » guadalupe mountains
September 03, 4:56am

Re: Group cooking
It depends on what you mean by "cooking" because many people just boil water and throw it in a bag or dish. My groups are rarely more than 4 but everyone chooses and brings their own b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 26, 5:35am

Re: Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
Optimus Nova. Not new but better pump, better simmer, better build IMHO.

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 21, 2:13pm

Re: REI might have canisters
Austin Kayak sells them as well, but I don't think anyone rents them but maybe REI will. Big Bend is very safe and very isolated but that didn't stop them from posting a lot of Border Pa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bear Canisters now required in Big Bend NP
August 19, 5:49am

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