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Andy Duncan (bluewater) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Andy Duncan

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Re: Intro / Summer Sierra Photos
Welcome to BPL. You hit some of my favorite places in the Southern Sierra; Pinchot Pass, Upper Basin, Elizabeth Pass, Cloud Canyon, Muir Pass, upper Kern & Forester Pass. With so many trips aro...

In Post-Trip Reports » Intro / Summer Sierra Photos
October 08, 4:08pm

Mt. Brewer
I got to within 200+- feet via the north chute before being turned back by weather. North Ridge route: Close to the top of the chute: Backing away once the storm arrived:

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 07, 9:30pm

Re: Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
Thanks Michael and Jay. I went back the following month to finish the northern section of the GWD via Longley Pass, Brewer Basin, Mt. Brewer, Sphinx Basin, Roads End. I am hoping the weather holds ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 5:10pm

colors
"Some people take snapshots. Real photographers make photographs". Well said Bob, especially considering the current use of cell phone cameras. I appreciate your suggestions.

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 5:06pm

Re: Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
Thanks Andrew. Lots of good stuff to explore on the other end of the Sierra! After seeing the Kaweah Peaks from across the Kern for years it was cool to see them up close. They have a different loo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 4:59pm

color
Thanks for noticing. I carried some orange colored UL rocks on this trip to brighten things up:) Your monitor settings are probably just fine. I shot many of the photos on this trip in "Super ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 4:12pm

Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
Earlier this summer I left from Horseshoe Meadows in the Southern Sierra for ten days of solitude, ten high Sierra passes, challenging cross country climbs and whatever (mis)adventures that might h...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 3:12pm

Re: UL at 0° F? More warmth by adding down vs. a tent.
This has probably already been addressed in another thread but it seems relevant here: In my experience adding down to a winter quilt is a more efficient way to increase warmth and comfort instead...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
October 03, 11:29am

Re: First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
That's some beautiful scenery! Thanks Andrew. I have been wanting to get back out there and this is a welcome substitute. It looks like you made it through the snow just fine. I appreciate the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
October 02, 10:34pm

Water on San G
Hikin Jim posted a good water update last week, although it may be from the north side. It may be worth sending him a PM. http://members.boardhost.com/sgva/msg/1411401115.html

In Pre-Trip Planning » Request information on water availability on Vivian trail - San Gorgonio
September 29, 6:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Andy Duncan

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Titanium Goat AGP AGP
I used these poles on the JMT last summer and had no problems. They are extremely light and the grips and very comfortable. The locking system is smooth and flawless. I have used them in snow and mile...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:20pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
After using the large (19oz) for the extra 5" in width and the regular (14 oz) to save a little weight I finally just settled on the small (9 oz). It's lightweight and perfect as an extended ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 01, 2:24am

zpacks Company
I ordered a Hexamid Tent on Sept. 1st and received it on the extact day Joe said it would mailed out. When I added some accessories to the order at the last minute he sent them without charging for th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 01, 2:01am