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William 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.
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All Forum Posts by William Law

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Re: FT: NEW in the box Thermarest NeoAir Xlite Sz Large
Kevin, I am looking to acquire a large insulated pad and also happen to have a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 to sell. Maybe we can work out a trade. Add something like $100 cash (off the top of ...

In Gear Swap » FT: NEW in the box Thermarest NeoAir Xlite Sz Large
March 01, 11:17am

iPhone 5 battery replacement program
i got my phone battery replaced, for free, by Apple last week. This was after battery drain issues in everyday use. I wasn't really happy with the rate of battery drain in the backcountry e...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
January 24, 11:49am

*new* Hilleberg tent thread
'Cause I'm really getting tired of the old, 2-1/2 year old, 20-page one.

In GEAR » *new* Hilleberg tent thread
January 23, 10:54am

Re: lake
I fished Deer Lk (the lower one at the end of the official trail from Mammoth). No fish, don't recall seeing any. Also, Pica Lk. Saw fish, didn't catch any. My friend caught one. P...

In Fishing » Virginia Lake
January 14, 10:21am

FS: 2006 Novara (REI) Randonee touring bike
I thought this might be of interest to some cyclists who hang out here. I bought this bike with intentions of using it to commute and maybe try some bike touring. Got a new job (too far away), ha...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2006 Novara (REI) Randonee touring bike
January 10, 2:58pm

Re: Light down jacket vs vest
I carried a down jacket for years (Montbell Alpine Light); switched this past year to a vest (Patagonia ultralight, I think) and didn't miss the jacket. This is in the Sierra, from May through ...

In GEAR » Light down jacket vs vest
January 06, 9:57pm

Re: REI garbage sale deals
My enthusiasm for these is waning over the years. In the past I've scored some good deals, but Sunday was a waste of time. Saw a Quarterdome T2 for $100. The fine print read: no rain fly! ...

In GEAR » REI garage sale deals
January 06, 9:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Mapping Software for a Mac ?
I'm noT sure of what those are, so I reckon I am not missing them. Configurability isn't one of caltopo's best virtues. The UI leaves much to be desired. Aside from running Topo in a v...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mapping Software for a Mac ?
January 02, 11:45am

Re: Mapping Software for a Mac ?
When I converted to a Mac, giving up the Topo app was the hardest thing. I continued to use it for a while by using VirtualBox and running Windows XP in that. Eventually I switched over to C...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mapping Software for a Mac ?
December 31, 1:21pm

Re: Sierra Trip Suggestions- less than 2 miles
Twenty Lakes Basin, near Tioga pass. If you take the boat (4 year old might enjoy that), then it is a short, relatively level hike to many lakes. Also, Duck Pass Trail, out of Mammoth Lakes. Yo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Trip Suggestions- less than 2 miles
December 31, 12:59pm

All Reader Reviews by William 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