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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: Re: broken leg
Thank you, Adam. For your post, and especially for your service in the past.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
July 28, 10:49am

Re: Re: New Tent on Kickstarter
By "this one" do you mean the tent, or the discussion of it? By "here" do you mean this site, or this forum? This discussion is at least in the proper forum; it does seem to...

In GEAR » New Tent on Kickstarter
July 28, 10:44am

Re: Condition of the Road to Leavitt Lake
I took a quick detour up Leavitt Lk road last weekend as I drove by on my way to Tioga Pass. The road was in the same condition as I recall from last year. I only went to the first stream crossi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Condition of the Road to Leavitt Lake- Hoover Wilderness- PCT -Sonora Pass California SR 104
July 22, 10:34am

Mountain Gear sale
Received a catalog from Mountain Gear yesterday. They have some discounts on popular lightweight gear: BA Fly Creek UL tents 25% off BA Copper Spur UL tents 25% off NeoAir Xtherm 25% off Mar...

In Gear Deals » Mountain Gear sale
July 16, 11:21am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: First of all, Congrats
Bill, in your example of {0,5,10,15,10,25,30,35,40}, is the middle 10 noise or otherwise erroneous, or is it real--does the route descend to 10 before ascending to 25? That's funny; I though...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
July 13, 1:30pm

Re: Condition of the Road to Leavitt Lake- Hoover Wilderness- PCT -Sonora Pass California SR 104
I travelled that road last year. Reported on it here on BPL, I think. I drove my 2002 Acura MDX, for reference. The stream crossings were not the problem. The first (early on) was bumpy, but...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Condition of the Road to Leavitt Lake- Hoover Wilderness- PCT -Sonora Pass California SR 104
July 13, 12:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: First of all, Congrats
Re: filtering elevation data The noise reduction of the underlying data doesn't address the problem, perhaps. Consider these elevation along a given trail: {0,5,10,15,10,25,30,35,40}. Whil...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
July 12, 1:03pm

Re: The Impact of the Fly Fisherman....
"Paradise Valley wasn’t a valley." When I read this line in your post-trip report, all I could think was that "it ain't no paradise, either." But that's because ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Impact of the Fly Fisherman....
July 12, 12:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: First of all, Congrats
I was looking for THs and trails in Emigrant Wilderness. Mostly because that's where I've been this spring/summer. But that area is popular with many in the bay area because it is so clos...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
July 10, 8:06pm

Re: Re: First of all, Congrats
Here's my wishlist: 1. more trails and THs 2. rather than the shortest route, how about the one with the least elevation gain? 3. maybe calculate a set of alternate routes and then list them...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
July 10, 2:05pm

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