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Steve Genest (srfish59) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I'm 61 year old returning to the trails for the first time in 42 years. I have embraced the lightweight mindset...there is simply no other way I could undertake this. You have all helped shorten my learning curve as I re-enter this great pastime!
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A Visit to the Middle Fork of the Kings River
Wow...quite an undertaking! Well written report and great pictures. A trip of that magnitude is beyond my capabilities but still an inspiration. Thanks!

In Post-Trip Reports » A Visit to the Middle Fork of the Kings River
July 26, 12:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: these are totally true reasons
You know...it does look like Bart!

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 15, 6:46pm

Costco Men's Down Vests $25"
I passed on those vests but a month ago they were selling packable down sweaters for $44. For that price I couldn't pass it up and the quality looks decent enough....should get the job done her...

In Gear Deals » Costco Men's Down Vests $25
November 16, 6:05pm

MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review
Thank you for the review. I've been mulling over the many choices for down jackets and I like Montbell products in general. I'm returning to backpacking after many years and it's been e...

In Editor's Roundtable » MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review
November 08, 5:29pm

Is backpacking only for the young
Thanks, Tom. Your take on this whole late in life return to backpacking hit the nail on the head for me. Time to stop questioning myself as to why I waited so long to enjoy the backcountry experien...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 06, 1:13pm

SIERRA CUP
I remember how cool it was to have a sierra cup hooked over one's belt but that was, oh...43 years ago. I agree, they're lousy in just about any application. I have a double walled titanium...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sierra Cup
November 06, 9:50am

Re: Re: "Is backpacking only for the young!" @ Steve G.
Genest is not a common name in the US, but there's bunch of us in Quebec. Like your friend, my ancestors came over to work the mills. I do know of others such as Leo but I'm uncertain as to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 05, 6:07pm

Re: Backpacking in geezerhood
Thanks for sharing this Eric...you are an inspiration!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 05, 2:48pm

"Is backpacking only for the young!"
Hi Tom, yes I have extended family in Maine. Many cousins, in fact. We came west to Cal in 1958, so I have only seen my extended family a few times over the years, but we do stasy in touch. I take ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 05, 10:05am

Is backpacking only for the young!"
I'll turn 61 in a few weeks. In May of this year I went on my first backpack in 43 years, albeit just a 12mi overniter. In August I took my first solo trip, a very nice hike along the Kern Rive...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 04, 1:02pm

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