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Don Jones (djfrogg) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Over 50 years of hiking, backpacking and climbing experience. Have been seriously lightening my pack for the last 6-8 years (but quite variable depending on type of trip). Have a quality website on hiking and backpacking covering a wide range of subjects in depth that not found in most hiking books and websites.
CityHansville
StateWA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://highcountryexplorations.com

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Results of Good Poling Techniques
Skip does a great job of explaining the basics of trekking pole use, especially valuable for those new to using poles in the backcountry. The main point of his article—that technique is important...

In Editor's Roundtable » Effectively Using Hiking Poles: The Gas-Brake-Coast Method
October 12, 4:30pm

Re: As a spreadsheet guy...
Fred, it would be worth your while to make some initial decisions on how you want to organize your spreadsheet, especially regarding categories and columns. This BPL website has a whole section on ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A little help please
May 26, 11:51am

hike the CDT or PCT or Colorado trail."
"I am still not sure if I should want to thru hike the CDT or PCT instead. Or maybe keep it shorter and do the Colorado trail." I second the comments about more on your legs if do thes...

In Gear Lists » What should I change?
October 04, 5:36pm

Re: Clothing System
Paul, here is another highly detailed artlcle on layering and clothing systems by a regular BPL contributor: Mark Verber. http://www.verber.com/mark/outdoors/gear/clothing.html In my previous...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Clothing System
October 04, 2:59pm

Re: Clothing System
Paul, your use of the word system suggests that you are interesting in "layering systems" The best article on this subject I know about is the following: http://www.highcountryexplorat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Clothing System
October 04, 2:50pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi.
Sam, sounds like a great trip. FYI, the PNT exits Olympic National Park to the west down the Bogachiel River Trail. I tried to hike the Bogachiel this spring and found masses of blowdowns, many are...

In Post-Trip Reports » Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
June 13, 10:25am

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