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Scott Bentz (scottbentz) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. I can get to a lot of nice hiking areas right from my street or travel for 15 minutes to higher elevations in the Angeles National Forrest. I started packing again with my sons in their Boy Scout troop. I was definitely not light that first trip 6 years ago and have been reducing my pack weight ever since. I mainly pack a few times a year in the Eastern and Western Sierras.
My PDF Gear ListNorth Lake South Lake 2012

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All Forum Posts by Scott Bentz

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Micro Drop Bottles
Well, considering that bleach usually comes in plastic bottles it just means you need to match the micro drop bottle to the correct type of plastic; if they do exist in that size.

In GEAR » Micro Drop Bottles
February 18, 9:35pm

SHR Hybrid
What a great trip and report. Thanks. I'd like to get my wife on the SHR soon and this helped a lot! Congrats on her saying yes, too. Scott

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route/JMT Hybrid - August 2013 - A Backcountry Adventure
January 08, 10:34pm

JMT 2014
"I will be traveling at a slow pace, looking at 14 days travel time." That may be slow or not for you. When I hiked the JMT with my brother and our kids we did it in 14 days which incl...

In Gear Lists » JMT 2014 Thoughts and insight.
October 31, 11:46pm

Ten Lakes
One of my boys and I did the loop from Ten Lakes to May Lake a couple of years ago. The drop into the canyon after Ten Lakes is real beautiful and spectacular. I think it's only about a 22 mile...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite: Ten Lakes Basin
October 02, 5:17pm

Technique for Talus
Thanks Ryan for the article. My son and some friends went over Lamarck Col and Alpine Col. earlier this year. I had picked the route as we had 2 days of hiking before we headed to Tahoe. I found th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for Talus
September 25, 11:51am

Sierra Wandering
Wow! What a great trip. I really love that area and it is so accessible, however, where you were very few venture. Thanks for the great report and especially photos. Scott

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013
September 20, 11:23am

Lamarck Col
Duane said: "I think I'll be leaving North Lake over the Lemarcke (sp) Col on Friday 09/27. Maybe five days back in Evolution Valley, so forth. Duane" We hiked that earlier in the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake/South Lake loop
September 19, 1:45pm

NorthLake South Lake
Aspendell - Aberdeen Yea, I was so irritated by the time I got there I couldn't see straight (even though I've been by it a number of times).

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake/South Lake loop
September 18, 1:30pm

NorthLake South Lake
Bob said "The morale is, don't count on any quick hitchhiking." Boy, do I ever know that! Last summer I did the loop solo. I came out at North Lake Saturday morning about 10:30 am and...

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake/South Lake loop
September 18, 9:45am

Trip Report
Here is Aaron's trip report: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=81939

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
September 17, 12:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Bentz

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MSR MIOX
We used a MSR Miox on a trip with 9 people (Scouts). We got very spotty results and ended up playing with the unit more than we wanted. It seemed like the perfect solution but was not worth the wait. ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 5:04pm