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Alfred Dole (fdole) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northwest
About Me A retired high school music teacher who enjoys backpacking - and even some thru-hiking. Most of my hiking has been done in Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness, and in the Sierra Nevada, (where I grew up packing burros with my father and the Sierra Club.) I have completed 1100 miles of the PCT with homemade gear, (and then got a serious infection and had to quit.) Most recent trip was the North Lake/South Lake trip in Sequoia National Park.
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Packing an UL Backpack.
When I was hiking the PCT I carried a RayWay pack I built from his kit. I carried a standard, old fashioned, 6' blue foam sleeping pad. This became my frame. The pack was lined with a garbage b...

In Editor's Roundtable » How to Best Pack Your UL/Frameless Backpack with UL Gear
March 14, 8:40pm

Wonderful article!
I did this trip myself - solo - many years ago. I really stressed about the river crossing. My first night's camp was at the river on the upstream end of Johnson Bar. During the night the river...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Hells Canyon Rim to Rim
February 29, 10:51am

Power Bars
Several years ago my son and I hiked the John Muir Trail. I realized on the second day that we needed a bit more food. At the Tuolome Meadows store I bought enough Power Bars for us to share throu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Energy Bars
April 13, 2:08pm

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