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Billy Ray (rosyfinch) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale the mountains
About Me Backpacker, Skier, Climber
Been doing it a while.
StateCA

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Re: unsure
Doing the Northern Loop and Spray Park in a figure 8 pattern starting and ending at Mowich Lake.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best Strategy for Rainier First-come First-serve Permit???
July 24, 3:30pm

Re: Best Strategy for Rainier First-come First-serve Permit???
Bumping this up. Would appreciate your experience and/or knowledge of getting a First-Come First-Serve permits at Rainier NP. thanks, Billy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best Strategy for Rainier First-come First-serve Permit???
July 24, 8:19am

Re: Hmmm
Maybe the two parties could agree on a middle man/woman to receive the trap from one of you and the refund from the other to make the exchange... someone on BPL? billy

In Gear Swap » Suggestions for solving a Gear Swap dispute?
July 23, 10:20pm

Best Strategy for Rainier First-come First-serve Permit???
So on the Rainier National Park web site they talk about going to one of the ranger stations that issue permits to get a First-Come First-Serve permit. It says I can go in the day before I want to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best Strategy for Rainier First-come First-serve Permit???
July 23, 7:35pm

Re: Re: Wind River in October?
The conditions are not knowable this far in advance. You could have great weather and no snow... or you could have 2 or 3 feet of snow and blizzard conditions. billy

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind River in October?
July 21, 10:13am

Re: Maybe different types of Z=Line
"I use the Z-line spectra cord from Zpacks. It's basically tangle free and very easy to undo knots" I use the same from z-packs but have completely different experience. In my worl...

In GEAR » Z-Line 1.25 or 1.5?
July 21, 10:11am

Re: Re: cuben floors
I think .5 cuben just leaks. I have two stuff sacks of cuben .5 When I fill them with 4 or 6 inches of water to check that they are waterproof, they both leak. There are no obvious holes. water ju...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 19, 9:03pm

Re: Hoka one one Mafate speed
Mark, I think you are the first and only one here on BPL who has reviewed the Hokas and said they perform well on sides slopes... everyone else has said they do not... and that has been my exper...

In GEAR » high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
July 11, 9:53am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Altra Olympus 1.5 width
I've got about 60 miles or so on my Olympus 1.5s. Here are my thoughts: The men's were too wide so I ordered the women's in two sizes: + 1 1/2 and + 2 over my men's size. The + 1 ...

In GEAR » high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
July 10, 11:19am

Re: Cuben is safely waterproof
" Cuben will certainly not let any water in through the fabric" I have several Cuben items... they all seem to develop leaks easily from abrasion or puncture... they certainly do let w...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 10, 10:29am

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