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Bill Law (williamlaw) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SF Bay Area
About Me Started backpacking in the late 1990s. I love the mountains. I'm into peak bagging (up to class 3; no ropes involved), exploring new areas, snowshoeing. I also do lots of day hikes in the bay area.

I've been lightweight from the start (probably my lightest pack was my first time out, having just read Ray Jardine's PCT Hiking Guide).

Due to heart problems, I've slowed down a bit in recent years. But that makes efficiency an even more important criterium when choosing my gear.
CitySan Jose
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://williamlaw.shutterfly.com

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All Forum Posts by Bill Law

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Re: GG Gorilla vs. Mariposa recommendations and...coupon code?
Gossamer Gear is running a sale on Gorilla packs. 20% off through 10/16.

In GEAR » GG Gorilla vs. Mariposa recommendations and...coupon code?
October 13, 1:36pm

Re: It doesn't matter
"I just figured out that some people here on BPL can take a better picture with a phone than I can take with my RX100. So... there is no need for me to get a iii." Blasphemy. Think ab...

In GEAR » New camera
October 10, 9:16am

current conditions
Sounds like fun. Was there water flowing in the main fork Cherry Creek? If so, any signs of fish? Which trailhead did you use? Any advice on getting to it? I'm assuming it wasn't t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Cherry Creek Canyon, and off-trail explorations in general within reach of the SF Bay Area
October 08, 6:35pm

Gossamer Gear: 15% off day packs, free shipping on orders over $100
Through Oct. 9th. I've been happy with my Riksak 2 (4+ oz. day pack). Deals seem hard to come by, of late. http://gossamergear.com/

In Gear Deals » Gossamer Gear: 15% off day packs, free shipping on orders over $100
October 06, 12:41pm

Re: snow conditions souther sierra?
They got snow down that way. There were some missing hikers doing the Rae Lakes loop that lost the trail. But since it's been 100 degrees near every day since then (in the valley and coast ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » snow conditions souther sierra?
October 06, 11:17am

Re: Lost & Found on the trail
A few years back, we found a bear canister at our campsite along the JMT, just north of the climb up to Evolution Valley. We couldn't see any option except to leave it, in case the owner cam...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 03, 10:55am

Rim fire closure area
It looks like the confluence of West and Main forks Cherry Creek are *inside* the closure area. I wouldn't wager on running into a ranger there, however. That's low enough elevation...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Cherry Creek Canyon, and off-trail explorations in general within reach of the SF Bay Area
September 26, 9:01pm

Re: price is SOLD
I'm with the OP. I can see no reason to remove the original asking price. As it happens, this has been bugging me of late, also. I've come up with a solution to this problem: ...

In Gear Swap » price is SOLD
September 26, 10:42am

Re: Lens Case
I have carried my telephoto lens in a cardboard packing tube used to ship large prints. I found one that was slightly bigger (to allow insertion of some bubble wrap) and cut it to length. I work...

In Photography » Lens Case
September 24, 10:55am

Re: Re: The curse of Island Lake
"Now you know why I gave up on the Devastation Wilderness years ago." No I don't. Could somebody explain this to me, please? Did Bob give up on Desolation Wilderness because Pa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » The curse of Island Lake
September 22, 10:29am

All Reader Reviews by Bill Law

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Nalgene Cantene '48 oz.' (widemouth)
I had two of these, 48oz that I used to carry additional water in my daypack for long hikes or peak-bagging. And a 96oz for use in camp (never carried this one full). Loved the weight and collap...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
August 20, 11:47am

Western Mountaineering Megalite
My Megalite is my favorite piece of gear. It keeps me warm in temperatures from 25-55. I've never had a moment where anything negative about this sleeping bag ever crossed my mind while using ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 26, 1:27pm

Down Works (Santa Cruz, CA)
I bought my Granite Gear Vapor Latitude here. They were great about ordering one so I could compare it to the Vapor Trail. They know lightweight stuff and are great folks. Drop in if you're i...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:19pm

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
Super site. Quality goods, fast shipping, reasonable shipping charges, great customer service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:13pm