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Joshua Gray (coastalhiker) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Missing the mountains as I am in Medical School on the coast of South Carolina.

Ranger for 2 years at Philmont and have done extensive backpacking in the southeast.
CityCharleston
StateSC
CountryUSA

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Osprey
My wife and I just bought the Osprey Poco Plus for taking out our 10 month old boy. Took him out for the first time today and he loved it. We were basically choosing between the deuter and the ospr...

In GEAR » Camping/Hiking with a small child (<1 year)
July 08, 2:10pm

Re: Trail/Route Question
6 mile to Anasazi is 90% trail. It mostly runs to the left of the road and goes by the T-Rex track. Def take the trail there. I'll have to pull out by old Philmont GIS maps and look at the rest...

In Philmont » Trail/Route Question
July 04, 5:29pm

Re: Tarptent Hogback vs Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4
Both are great tents and I was going to pull the trigger on the hogback, but snagged a Copper Spur UL4 for <$200 brand new at a REI garage sale and couldn't pass up the deal. Only spent 4 ni...

In GEAR » Tarptent Hogback vs Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4
July 04, 2:55pm

Re: are you doing 15
Brian, As of 2008, the trail between the two is about 2-3 mi (no direct trail-ie as the crow flies) and both sources for water are very poor. I always suggested to my crews (former ranger) that you...

In Philmont » 2012 Trek 15
June 16, 2:45am

Re: Re: Knee Replacement - are my hiking days over?
Be sure to ask how many they have done, how many they do in a day and what their infection rate is...this is all supposed to be available to the public anyways. Partials are usually not as successf...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knee Replacement - are my hiking days over?
May 11, 9:39pm

Re: Foam Underwrap?
The idea behind the tape is to create a static boundary to prevent the ankle joint from going into inversion, so underwrap or not, really won't matter as it's not going to affect the static...

In GEAR » Taping Sprained Ankle: How much tape would you bring?
April 23, 5:35pm

Re: Some tent questions
Just a quick post, but the PhilTents are about 7# (carried one for 1/2 summer as a ranger) and are poor tents. I really would suggest something like a BD Betamid/Megamid or similar (cheap, offer a ...

In Philmont » Some tent questions
April 05, 12:53pm

Re: Bear Bags and food
Yep, Ed had it right, the bear bags are feed bags that weigh a couple ounces each (they really aren't that weighty) and are approx 18" wide x 3-3.5ft tall. About 4-5 per crew (depends on s...

In Philmont » Bear Bags and food
March 28, 8:14am

Re: HDR In-Camera Options
I go the multiple exposures route (usually +/- 3 stops) to obtain my HDR photos. Process with photomatix and then photoshop. I too strive to not push it into the area of non-realism. From my exp...

In Photography » HDR In-Camera Options
March 13, 7:56am

Re: Cyphpers
FWIW, the trail between Cyphers and Comanche Peak Camp is really well marked and easy to follow. And yes you are right that the stomp is the last activity of the night. Gets done pretty late too, 9...

In Philmont » I want to stay at a different Trail Camp... Can I?
March 11, 10:42am

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