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T Taylor (texasbb) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me I'm a flatlander hick from southeast Texas who fell in love with the mountains after spending two summers in New Mexico and one in Colorado. I was mostly a dayhiker until my kids got old enough that I wasn't spending every spare minute at a game or recital. Now I get out for multiday trips 4-5 times a year. I like to keep moving, cover a lot of ground. Not big on lounging around, even if it's gorgeous. I don't like out-and-backs. There's just too much of Creation to see!
CityWest Richland
StateWashington
CountryUSA

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Re: Hubba Hubba NX vs Double Rainbow vs ? - Which to choose?
I have the Rainbow (not Double) but I think my observations will hold for either. It's rain performance is fine, though I've never had it in a rain with a really violent wind. I have had ...

In GEAR » Hubba Hubba NX vs Double Rainbow vs ? - Which to choose?
July 28, 8:09pm

Re: Goat Rocks Wilderness Gear List
Looks like you've got your ducks in a row. Watch the NWS point forecast at http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=46.51461098312509&lon=-121.45602973876953 to get a feel for t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Goat Rocks Wilderness Gear List
July 24, 5:15pm

Re: Ankle support with high boots
I guess the first question is why you need to change his mind. Depending on his feet, his gait, his etc., maybe the high-tops really do help him. That said, my anecdotal experience (sorry, no sci...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ankle support with high boots
July 20, 8:48am

Re: Hiking down steep inclines
Just a few thoughts, that may or may not help (they do help me): * Don't make your poles so long; keep 'em shorter, well under you. Leaning back as you go down turns slips into falls, a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking down steep inclines
July 19, 10:00pm

Re: Ideas for post wonderland trail hike?
Goat Rocks has some spectacular offerings. I've done many two-nighters there; it's among Washington's jewels. Couple of examples, both of which started at the Snowgrass trailhead and ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for post wonderland trail hike?
July 19, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Drift ...
"In regards to safety, I am going to invest in a GPS locator beacon thingie. I think they are a bit overpriced but in reality, for me, it is completely stupid to solo without one of these.&quo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 19, 3:34pm

Re: Solo
Yeah, it's kind of like DD said. Solo is a very different thing than hiking with others. When I'm with others, it's social, it's about friendship, mutual support, and all that. W...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 16, 7:43pm

Re: Technique for getting the most comfort out of 3/16" CCF
I can say unequivocally that the only way to get comfort out of a 3/16" CCF is to leave it at home and take an air mattress instead.

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique for getting the most comfort out of 3/16" CCF
July 14, 1:50pm

Re: Petzl Headlamps
I much prefer the string version. It's smaller and doesn't have the strap tangling loose if you go without the little box. The string is comfortable, even more so than the bigger strap wh...

In GEAR » Petzl Headlamps
July 13, 11:22am

Re: Shoe weight equivalent to weight on back
I'm an engineer, not a physicist, but I'm not completely buying the argument against the significance of horizontal movement. I base this mainly on experience, but as someone who moves rel...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shoe weight equivalent to weight on back
July 12, 5:30pm

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