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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: Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
Awesome work, Adam. It looks like you addressed some, or even most, of the suggestions I had. I can help you with that Javascript code; send me a PM. That's what I do (write JS code; and, ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
October 28, 5:16pm

Re: Landscape Photography books
I have _Digital Landscape Photography_ by John and Barbara Gerlach. I'm no expert, but I found it helpful at explaining basic stuff. It has nice pictures!

In Photography » Landscape Photography books
October 26, 4:45pm

Gossamer Gear Sale: 15% off Mariposa Backpacks
"To Celebrate the Launch of the X-Small Mariposa all Marisposa Backpacks are 15% off SALE Through 10.30.2014 at 11:59pm CST. While Supplies Last." I got a Mariposa last fall, use...

In Gear Deals » Gossamer Gear Sale: 15% off Mariposa Backpacks
October 24, 1:46pm

Re: Re: One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
Sounds like a great trip. I thought about going, but the climb from Kennedy (in one short autumn day) is a bit much for me. Re: "we can always camp in Relief Valley where there is more she...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
October 24, 10:34am

Re: Five Days in Yosemite in October
Gee; thanks Andrew. Make me want to go there, too, but no clues as to where. Looked like maybe Sawteeth there at the beginning. I was out for two nights a week or so ago and the most enjoyable...

In Post-Trip Reports » Five Days in Yosemite in October
October 22, 10:18am

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

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