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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: WTB: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2
I have a Golite Imogene 2 I'm selling. Very similar design. I prefer it to the BA (which I used to own). Like new, used one season. Asking $225. PM if interested.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2
April 15, 9:46am

Re: Pinnacles - how much time for caves? What would you include in one day? Maps
I don't believe that one could spend too much time in the "caves" even if you wanted to. They are basically trails with rocks above one's head. But still worthwhile. On at le...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pinnacles National Park - best trails/hikes?
April 06, 3:40pm

Re: easy to set up
Perhaps I'm not that anal retentive (at least in regard to the tensions of my tent parts). My tent requires 0 stakes, while I am lying in it. If I have two stakes and have to fiddle with ...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Scout UL2 Plus - Initial Impressions
April 04, 10:10am

Re: Big Agnes Scout UL2 Plus - Initial Impressions
I'm having some trouble reconciling "super easy to set up" with "requires 13 stakes." Just *thinking* about bending over to set 13 stakes makes me tired.

In GEAR » Big Agnes Scout UL2 Plus - Initial Impressions
April 03, 11:20pm

Re: Pinnacles Nat Park, Thank you, some follow up Q's
No brush on the trail. Just the typical tunnel of chamise and coyote brush. The west side is steeper, hotter and drier (but shorter?). But nice views across to the Resurrection wall (I believ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pinnacles National Park - best trails/hikes?
March 29, 12:11pm

Re: Pinnacles National Park - best trails/hikes?
I've hiked all the trails, except out to Chalone Pk. All are worthwhile, although all the trails up to the High Peaks area have stretches of exposed steep brushy section that aren't much f...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pinnacles National Park - best trails/hikes?
March 23, 1:49pm

Re: camp stool
I have carried the 14oz. Stool for years (either that one or one that looks just like it). I love it. We'll worth the weight, in my experience.

In GEAR » camp stool
March 21, 10:54am

Re: WTB- Old Shorts/pants cheap
I've got some size 38 pants headed to Goodwill. Will those work? They're probably XL, truth be told.

In Gear Swap » WTB- Old Shorts/pants cheap
March 21, 10:35am

Re: FS: Salomon SM Expert Mountaineering Boots, Sz 11.5
Overboots that I had mentioned previously have been sold separately. Price reduced to $40.

In Gear Swap » FS: Salomon SM Expert Mountaineering Boots, Sz 11.5
March 17, 12:50pm

SOLD
To Matthew. Thanks for the interest.

In Gear Swap » FS: Hennessy Hammoc Explorer Ultralite A-Sym
March 16, 10:23pm

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