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Ryan Linn (ryan.c.linn) - BPL Guest

My Locale Maine!
About Me I've worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club and Green Mountain Club for several seasons. I led a trail crew in Vermont for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps near Stratton Mountain. I hope to continue working on or near hiking trails, although the seasonal work thing is hard to sustain over the long run. We'll see how that goes...

AT 2007, New England Trail 2009, PCT 2010. CDT...?
My Website URLhttp://guthook.blogspot.com

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Re: baffle weight and heat transfer
I also tested a winter bag with the Insotect baffles last year, and, while it wasn't a bad sleeping bag, I am very skeptical about any supposed benefits from heat moving up and down the baffles...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Designs Cloud 15 Review
January 25, 6:23am

Re: 15th is good for me
Yes! This will be my first trip to the Whites since winter, so I'm looking forward to it, too. It'll be good to catch up with you, Clint... I'm also pondering going up Friday night, but...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » White Mountains NH Weekend loop? 4x4k's
September 09, 6:12am

Re: Re: White Mountains NH Weekend loop? 4x4k's
I'm tentatively in! Thanks for mentioning this to me, Jake-- I haven't browsed the forums here in a while, so I would have missed this otherwise. At the moment, I have no plans for those we...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » White Mountains NH Weekend loop? 4x4k's
September 04, 2:28pm

Re: Thanks for the input !
I parked at the northern end, then hitchhiked back to my car at the end. Took a while, but it worked. I've heard there's a decent bus to Montpelier and someone who will shuttle you from the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need Advice on Possible Vermont Long Trail Thru
August 11, 9:58am

Re: Need Advice on Possible Vermont Long Trail Thru
Hey Seth, I also just finished a thru about a week ago. I went SOBO, resupplied only twice, sixteen hiking days and one zero day. I agree with Jake-- the north isn't actually super hard. Goi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need Advice on Possible Vermont Long Trail Thru
August 11, 7:11am

Re: iphone service and guthook gps for Sobo PCT
Hey someguy. You can definitely use the Guthook Apps without a data plan-- all it really requires is a GPS signal, which doesn't require cell service, and to download the maps you could just us...

In GEAR » iphone service and guthook gps for Sobo PCT
May 19, 6:02pm

Re: Strange Trail Signs
Saw this gem on the AT in New Jersey. One of my favorites.

In Photo Gallery » Strange Trail Signs
May 04, 5:22pm

Guthook's Guides in NH and ME
Hikers in New England with iPhones, the apps for the Camden Hills of Maine, and Monadnock/Sunapee (including the Greenway connecting the two) are now available. Check them out at the App Store, or ...

In Gear Deals » Guthook's PCT Guides for the iPhone
May 03, 6:01pm

Re: Sizing down my sleep system
I would say go with a torso length foam pad. You only need the sleeping pad up to your shoulders, since you have that pillow, and you can use your pack under your feet to knees, especially if your ...

In GEAR » Sizing down my sleep system
April 30, 3:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Monadnock-Sunapee, black flies.
More trip report to come soon, I reckon, but here are the basics: Hit the trail at 8 PM friday night, hiked 4.5 miles in the dark. 8 AM to 9 PM saturday. Wicked hot weather, some nasty blackfli...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England GGG #3 Springtime!
April 23, 7:01am

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