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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
My Website URLhttp://williamlaw.shutterfly.com

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All Forum Posts by Bill Law

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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

Re: Re: Tuolumne up in smoke ?
We drove through Yosemite on Tue the 16th. The Meadow fire was pretty much out. No smoke to speak of.

In Pre-Trip Planning » yosemite fire
September 20, 11:19am

Re: Re: Ion
That one's $100+. Maybe the Ion at $66 isn't such a bad deal. I'm hoping he gets the asking price so I can get the same for mine.

In Gear Swap » FS{ Rare Golite Ion Pack
September 09, 10:20am

Eats, shoots and leaves
Rats. I thought this was going to be about bumping "not-allowed people." I would have suggested that thread-bumpers not be allowed. Unless they drop the price. My poncho tarp list...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 27, 10:11am

Re: New Sony A7R
55mm is a little long for my taste (for landscapes in the Sierra). I'm curious as to why you chose that lens vs something like a 24mm? Yours does sound like a good portrait set up. Maybe the...

In Photography » New Sony A7R
August 23, 11:40am

Re: already got mine
Mine arrived Monday. My first reactions were almost the opposite of yours, Adam. Side mesh pocket was useless. But I had tried a taller Smartwater bottle. A regular half-liter bottle fit ok,...

In Gear Deals » Bear Grylls Ultralight Summit Pack - 4oz Compactible Daypack for $11
August 20, 10:05am

Re: How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
I used to hike with my dog. Usually I used just one pole. That might be a good way to start off to simplify things. I fastened his leash to a large carabiner on my waist belt. That made it easy...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
August 18, 9:53am

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