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Richard Lyon (richardglyon) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Bridger Mountains
About Me I backback most frequently in the Rockies, and most often take three-day trips. Over the past fifteen years I've served as a Forest Service volunteer in Wyoming and Montana, doing trail maintenance. As I get older I'm always looking for ways to lighten my pack load but I'm far from ultralight. I especially like base camp trips, with day hikes from a fixed camp.
CityBozeman
StateMontana
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Richard Lyon

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Some Yellowstone area suggestions
For fishing - Slough Creek in Yellowstone NP anytime after July 4. Beautiful country, one of the world's great cutthroat fisheries. Easy hiking but very popular, so put in for a campsite early....

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3 day trips in Tetons, Yellowstone, Sawtooth and Yosemite
January 28, 10:08pm

sleep socks for cold sleepers
I use heavyweight merino socks, usually Filson, down to about 10 F. Below that it's GooseFeet down socks.

In GEAR » Cold sleepers: What are your go-to sleeping socks?
January 21, 10:12pm

2015 goals
Back to the Beartooth Plateau. A good packrafting trip. Transylvania.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 19, 7:39am

Torres del Paine
John - I did the Paine Circuit, counterclockwise, in 1999. Can't believe it was fifteen-plus years ago! We had freakish weather - only twenty minutes of rain in ten days. One river was so hi...

In Post-Trip Reports » PATAGONIA: TORRES DEL PAINE Q Circuit Trip Report
January 18, 7:41am

Torres del Paine
John, Your report and photos stirred fond memories of the place I consider the most beautiful that I have ever seen. Thanks for posting.

In Post-Trip Reports » PATAGONIA: TORRES DEL PAINE Q Circuit Trip Report
January 16, 8:54am

Packraft
John, Sent you a pm. Richard

In Gear Swap » WTB: Packrafts! Yukon Yak and Alpacka Size
January 13, 12:38pm

Best trekking for food
Hut to hut in the Dolomite Alps, Northern Italy. Once part of Austria. Great mix of Italian and German food, even in the simplest mountain huts. I did this trek in winter, on skis, but the food is ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best trek for fabulous food
January 11, 8:03pm

Combining for a couple's quilt
I combined two Nunatak Back Country Blankets. See the Addendum at my BackpackGearTest.org Review here: http://tinyurl.com/7slg7h

In GEAR » Layering/doubling bags and quilts
January 10, 8:09am

Evac insurance
Do consider it. I have an annual policy that covers Montana and Wyoming, but spot coverage [for the period of time of your trip] is readily available and reasonably affordable. This insurance is es...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Insurance during a long hike
January 07, 11:18am

Nunatak pants
Steven - sent you an email

In Gear Swap » FS: Nunatak Skaha Down Pants
January 07, 11:10am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Lyon

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Introduction to Packrafting September 2009
A great way to spend three days, and a great course. Four instructors for eight students (difficult to improve on that ratio), all of them knowledgeable, friendly, and good at instructing. Great scen...

In 2 - BACKPACKING LIGHT WILDERNESS TREKKING SCHOOL
December 10, 9:45am

Nunatak Alpinist
I don't doubt what the other reviewers have said, and I'd be upset at not getting what I expected after paying custom prices. My experience has been just the opposite, however. I have sever...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 13, 8:30am

Feathered Friends Customer Service
FF's customer service has been exemplary. I've bought two bags and a down jacket over the years (and sale stuff for others) and the telephone reps have gone out of their way to help. Most rece...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:55pm

Mountain Gear
My only problems with Mountain Gear are website-related. I've had gear shipped to the wrong address and once or twice been unable to complete an order online. But it's easy to get a live (and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:45pm

Exped Downmat 7
Drawbacks - You need to inflate it with its bellows, and (1) the bellows will slip off the port for inflation very easily; (2) it's tough to close the port after inflating without losing some infl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 04, 9:37pm

Patagonia
Everything I've ever purchased from Patagonia has been high quality and functional, and I've been buying for years and years. On the few occasions when I've had a question or a problem, Cu...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 31, 9:22am

Backcountry.com
Backcountry.com shows how customer service should be in the Internet era. A human being is easy to reach on orders and comes back with informed answers on technical questions. Free shipping on orders ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:19pm

Rainy Pass (Gear Repair)
I have used Rainy Pass for repairs (torn mesh, zippers) and customization (adding windows to tents. Each time I have received knowledgable advice and an accurate (and reasonable) quote from a telephon...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:12pm

Wild Things Gear Customer Service
I don't doubt Joan's report - bad things occasionally happen even with great companies - but I'm surprised because my experience has been just the opposite. Latest experience is a good exa...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 24, 1:57pm

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
If you find something you need or just have to have the prices can't be beat. I recently skied with someone who works for backcountry.com (owns SAC) who said that its prices are lower than what an...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 21, 1:44pm