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Mark Mendell (mmendell) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I'm a teacher and free-lance musician in my mid-40's. I try to get to the Colorado rockies and/or Winds a couple of times each summer. I typically hike solo, but love taking my two teenage girls.
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All Forum Posts by Mark Mendell

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"Canyonlands NP, Needles District, Salt Creek"
Nice pics. I've taken my girls backpacking all over Colorado and Wyoming, and our Salt Creek trip is still their favorite.

In Post-Trip Reports » Canyonlands NP, Needles District, Salt Creek
April 17, 3:42pm

Re:Early June in Montana
I hadn't considered Yellowstone...we'll take a look at it. Thanks for the suggestions!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Early June in Montana
April 17, 3:37pm

Early June in Montana
A buddy and I are headed explore and pay our respects in Mann Gulch, north of Helena in the Gates of the Mountains. We're expecting to be there June 6-7. Knowing full well that this is early ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Early June in Montana
April 15, 4:54pm

Broken Kindle blues - Looking for a case
+1 on the mailing envelope. Works great.

In GEAR » Broken Kindle blues - Looking for a case
May 22, 8:06pm

Inov-8 Terroc 330's
Sale pending

In Gear Swap » Inov-8 Terroc 330's
December 02, 9:52am

Inov-8 Terroc 330's
Size 10.5. LIke new, these have been worn a handful of times, never hiked in. Too narrow for my feet. $45 shipped USPS.

In Gear Swap » Inov-8 Terroc 330's
December 02, 8:28am

Youth Program
Good suggestions, thanks. Suppose a school would be an "existing youth program?" I'll check it out.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Considering Starting a Youth Program
October 11, 6:31pm

Considering Starting a Youth Program
I'm a teacher in the Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska area, and for the past few years have been wanting to share my love of lightweight backpacking with my students. I'm a band di...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Considering Starting a Youth Program
October 07, 8:26am

Katabatic quilt: Wide vs Regular
No experience with a regular width, but I purchased a wide Alsek this past spring and it is a fantastic piece of gear. I'm a back/side sleeper. Spent a week in the Winds with temps below free...

In GEAR » Katabatic quilt: Wide vs Regular
October 06, 8:14am

Re:"7 Days Solo Wind River Range Cook Lakes - Titcomb"
Great report and pics Dan. I spent a week up that way late in June...we camped at Miller and Island on the way in to Indian Basin w/ a day hike to Titcomb. Lots of snow and smoke on our trip. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 7 Days Solo Wind River Range Cook Lakes - Titcomb
September 09, 6:52pm

All Reader Reviews by Mark Mendell

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Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I tested a size regular NeoAir for a week in Canyonlands NP, April 6-10, 2009. Nightime lows in the 30's two nights, mid-20's one night, and 40's another. I was in an WM Alpinlite and slep...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 18, 2:55pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I'm 5'10" 45 and weigh 180. I own the full-length Air Core. I just finished a fun-filled week post-holing through Wind River snow drifts, but found clear, relatively dry ground on whi...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
June 27, 6:57pm

Backcountry.com
I've ordered many times from Backcountry without issue. Recently, though, UPS delivered a Vector watch to the wrong address, while claiming that it was sitting on my porch. I was leaving town fo...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 31, 9:08am