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Re: 9 Days Solo in the Wind River Range
Not to be redundant, but FANTASTIC trip report and thanks for sharing Andrew! The "un-named lake at the base of War Bonnet" is Arrowhead. Having been there just before you in late Jul...

In Post-Trip Reports » 9 Days Solo in the Wind River Range
December 29, 4:09pm

Re: 24: Sunol Regional Wilderness - Overnight Quick Fix for Northern Californians
Great Report! I will keep it handy for that point in time when my kids are old enough. You lay out the important points in a very easy,logical approach. Look forward to more. I have done the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sunol Regional Wilderness - Overnight Quick Fix
June 07, 4:29pm

Re: Vibram Five Fingers??
I am always looking for the next best and lightest footwear to carry while I backpack. I use them for two main purposes: Camp shoes that allow my feet to rest (and my trail shoes to dry out) and ...

In GEAR » Vibram Five Fingers??
March 18, 1:50pm

Re: recommendation for a 10 week trail
One HUGE vote for the John Muir Trail. Or if your time spent is the most important factor...a longer portion of the PCT. After spending the last two 6-day backpacking trips in the Yosemite and Ki...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » recommendation for a 10 week trail
September 01, 2:21pm

Re: Re: water/bigzip
Tony - Just a thought...but for strictly in-camp use, silnylon bucket-style bags allow me to capture a couple of gallons of water at a shot. They are lighter than the poly bag products and pack do...

In GEAR » big collapsible water containers
March 27, 11:59am

Re: thanks
Ok...I learned quite a bit by asking the question. Good to know. Craig, you seem to approximate my size, and I have a regular size ultralite. That should fit you well, and offer you far more...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Sl Bags
March 27, 8:25am

Re: Western Mountaineering Sl Bags
Has it been established that women have universally lower tolerance for cold, or sleep colder based on some physiological difference from men? That aside, it seems the most effective way to guag...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Sl Bags
March 26, 2:38pm

Recommendations: Wind River Range
I gave my WWR trail book to a friend, and in lew of using it in the short run, figured I would see if any BPL'ers are familiar with the Winds? Planning to go the week of July 27, 2009 and spen...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Recommendations: Wind River Range
December 09, 11:47am

Re: "Fishing"
Sounds like great adventures. I will get the books and pick a route...and then plan to avoid September! While I like challenges, weather that ends the trip would not be ideal after spending hundr...

In Fishing » Fishing in Wyoming
September 11, 4:27pm

Re: Lassen Volcanic NP
Did a trip there in 2004. Did not rate as a "hot" fishing location, but perhaps in early Oct., that could change (I went in July). You can run a loop out of Juniper lake (access out of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lassen Volcanic NP
September 11, 8:11am

All Reader Reviews by Scott Peterson

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Titanium Goat 2 section poles
These poles are the answer to someone seeking UL with a few more options. I wanted poles that collapsed for several reasons: airport travel/tarp use/minimum trail interference while on my pack. I wa...

In Trekking Poles
August 08, 5:36pm

Gossamer Gear NightLight 3/4
In my book, this is an Ultra Light sleeping pad. I am sure others will use 2 ounce torso pads, but that would not be conducive to good sleeping in any way for me. The durability is better than exp...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
August 08, 5:25pm

Big Sur Bars Original
Discovered these in late 2005, and have used them pretty exclusivley ever since. Agree with all comments above. These tend to be my main source of calories during the time after breakfast and into e...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 11, 8:23am

Crocs Any closed toe model
For longer backcountry trips, I never leave home without a "camp shoe". Based on the list below, these will probably always be the ones: 1. 12.8 ounces for a sturdy closed-toe pair at s...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 08, 9:58am

Cloudveil Spinner Convertible Pants
Suggested Use: Late Spring thru early Fall. Weight ratio: While these pants are probably on par with other convertible pants I typically would carry a seperate pair of shorts and wear long pant...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 12, 9:43am

Petzl Zipka
I am not totally certain of the model I have but believe it to be 05 or 06. Could be a "plus"? Whatever the case (headlamp manufacturers seem to create a myriad of minor cuircitry chang...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 01, 11:28pm

Western Mountaineering Highlite
Concur with all previous positive comments. I am the second of owner of my bag, and it holds up very well to average use. Mine is a long and comes in at the stated 17 ounces. Rather a miracle...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
February 01, 11:05pm

Mont Bell
After reaching out to Nels (who I think is their customer service dept. in it's entirety) with a size exchange on a garment, I explained that I would like for him to repair my UL thermawrap jacket...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 23, 8:58pm

Black Diamond First Light
All of the positive comments (with the exception of the large side door) given to the Lighthouse apply to this, slightly smaller and lighter version. For my money, it is the most useful, versatile ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 28, 11:40am

Montane Featherlite H2O
Seems to be designed for runners/bikers, but should lend itself to backpackers quite well. Especially those that are spending more time hiking and not on rocks/alpinism. Craftsmanship: Second to ...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 15, 1:41pm