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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 17 and 8 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
StateIndiana
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/user/topshotrhit
My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Re: WTB: Costco flick-lock poles
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In Gear Swap » WTB: Costco flick-lock poles
August 19, 10:39am

Re: Cascade poles
I'd prefer to get 4 pairs to make it most cost effective. Unfortunately, Gary's store doesn't have them in stock currently.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Costco flick-lock poles
July 23, 5:54pm

Re: Read review?
The flick-lock version is $50 direct, so wouldn't save any for just a single pair, but I intend to outfit the family so I'd save $48 (or about 4 for the price of 3).

In Gear Swap » WTB: Costco flick-lock poles
July 23, 8:14am

WTB: Costco flick-lock poles
The Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Trekking Poles Andrew Skurka just reviewed look like a good replacement for the aluminum flick-locks from Walmart I've been using. However, I have no Cos...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Costco flick-lock poles
July 22, 10:24pm

Re: Backcountry Internet Options
Unless you happen to be in an area that has good enough cell service to cover data needs also, I wouldn't plan on being in contact. "Wired" uploads her blog posts every few days as sh...

In GEAR » Backcountry Internet Options
July 13, 3:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Recommendations for kid rain/wind jacket
> I also found some Coleman plastic jackets at our local Walmart for about $10 that they have used. As did I. I didn't think it would hold up as well as the Frogg Toggs, which I also wan...

In GEAR » Recommendations for kid rain/wind jacket
June 20, 3:43pm

Chicago Basin loop snow levels?
What are the current snow conditions for the Elk Park/Needleton loop? If I'm reading the data correctly (which is very questionable) it appears there isn't much there east of the Animas Riv...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Durango or Silverton for train departure?
June 20, 1:38pm

Re: Recommendations for kid rain/wind jacket
If you're not bushwhacking much, the kids' Frogg Toggs (called Polly Woggs I believe) should work fine. They are made from the normal Frogg Toggs material vs the lighter and more fragile Ul...

In GEAR » Recommendations for kid rain/wind jacket
June 20, 12:32pm

Re: Re: Chicago Basin July 4th weekend?
I'm more concerned with finding a spot without losing significant elevation than solitude in that area. My son's a trooper but his little legs can't go fast so I want to be close for ou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Durango or Silverton for train departure?
May 01, 2:38pm

Chicago Basin July 4th weekend?
I know this area will be a relative zoo on Fri/Sat nights. Will delaying our arrival into it until Sun or even Mon really make much difference at this time of year??? Currently my proposed sched...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Durango or Silverton for train departure?
May 01, 9:57am

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