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James Block (jsblock11) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me Grew up camping a lot in Michigan, then moved west in 2002 after college. I have since gotten into backpacking a couple of years ago and now in the process of moving to an ultralight setup, slowly but surely.
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8/30-9/1 solo tour of Humphrey's Basin
I had 3 days to work with to plan a solo Sierra adventure, and wanted to tackle some basic cross country terrain because while I have done some off trail Sierra hiking, I'd never done it solo. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 8/30-9/1 solo tour of Humphrey's Basin
September 07, 2:23pm

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In Photo Gallery » 8/30-9/1 solo tour of Humphrey's Basin
September 07, 1:28pm

Dates
Hello Ken, I did the on-trail North Lake to South Lake Loop last year and loved the area. I'd be interested in joining on this route depending on your timeframe, do you have any firm dates yet?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » North Lake-Evolution Valley-Darwin Bench and Canyon-Over Lamarck Col And Back
July 25, 10:47am

Thanks
Yes, that does help very much so thank you for the insight. I'm a novice at cross country travel and routefinding, but I do have spare time so exploring more of the Bear Lakes basin does sound...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Italy Pass to Hilgard Fork - Early July
June 02, 8:12am

Italy Pass to Hilgard Fork - Early July
Anyone have any insight into any possible snow concerns with going over Italy Pass from the East, around Lake Italy on the northern shore, and descending Hilgard Fork around July 1st this year? I ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Italy Pass to Hilgard Fork - Early July
May 30, 8:38pm

Southern/Central CA Memorial Day suggestions?
I'd like to take my wife for an overnighter over Memorial Day weekend for her first ever backpacking trip. Sort of a last minute plan, so I know from experience that San Jacinto/Gorgonio area ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southern/Central CA Memorial Day suggestions?
May 09, 8:56pm

JMT Southbound section in early June?
This being a very dry year, I was considering hiking from Red's Meadow south to Onion Valley (with a MTR re-supply), ideally the first or second week of June so I can cross paths with a northbo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Southbound section in early June?
May 05, 12:54pm

PCT Section B Logistics
I'm planning to join a thru hiking friend of mine on the PCT for Section B late next week. I plan to leave my vehicle at the end of Section B and have a ride planned to Warner Springs from the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT Section B Logistics
April 25, 9:49am

Thanks!
Thanks to all for the feedback and advice. I realize that by definition off trail hiking isn't a "beginner" activity to jump into solo, I usually only hike solo because my friends are...

In Pre-Trip Planning » "Beginner" Sierra Cross Country route
April 09, 3:02pm

"Beginner" Sierra Cross Country route
I've been getting more and more interested in tackling some Sierra cross country hiking this summer, specifically the SHR section starting near Italy Pass. I have not previously done any cross...

In Pre-Trip Planning » "Beginner" Sierra Cross Country route
April 07, 7:00pm

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