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Greyson Howard (Greyhound) - BPL Guest

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About Me Backpacker, hiker, camper, climber, backcountry skier, mountain biker who writes, takes pictures and video.
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All Forum Posts by Greyson Howard

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Keeping bottles clean with energy drinks?
Hello all, I've always liked energy drinks for bike riding, but stuck to plane water for backpacking because it seems like it would be hard to keep bottles clean and sterile on a multi-day t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Keeping bottles clean with energy drinks?
September 03, 5:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Your California Pass Report
For those who haven't heard, Tioga is set to open Saturday:

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Your California Pass Opening Report
June 03, 3:55pm

Re: Re: Eastern Sierra car camping - my rant
Thanks Nick, and I definitely respect your thoughts. Like you, and I'm sure everybody here, I wish I could walk the JMT without seeing anybody, didn't need reservations to get into Yosemite...

In Other Activities » Eastern Sierra car camping
May 28, 10:53am

Re: Re: Eastern Sierra car camping
Thanks for the advice on approaching specific ranger stations Nick, that's ultimately probably the best idea. As to your latter point, I respect your desire to keep favorites a secret, but d...

In Other Activities » Eastern Sierra car camping
May 27, 5:47pm

Re: "Eastern Sierra car camping"
Thanks David, great advice. I'll be looking for dirt roads around Mammoth next weekend to camp on and give me reasonably quick access to skiing the mountain. The one place I've had succes...

In Other Activities » Eastern Sierra car camping
May 27, 4:45pm

Eastern Sierra car camping
I know, I know, car camping isn't exactly UL, but I'm looking for advice on "dispersed camping." As I understand it, if you drive 2 miles down a dirt road in Forest Service or BLM...

In Other Activities » Eastern Sierra car camping
May 27, 3:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Your California Pass Report
Welp, it looks like Tioga isn't opening in time for the holiday weekend, drag. Probably something to do with the fact that it's still snowing up here!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Your California Pass Opening Report
May 27, 3:19pm

Re: Re: Your California Pass Report
The Caltrans page I checked has 108 still closed, where did you look? Yosemite has Tioga completely plowed, so I'm betting on a memorial day opening.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Your California Pass Opening Report
May 19, 9:55pm

Re: engineering jokes...
Three engineers are sitting around talking over a beer. The conversation turns to a question; what kind of engineer is God? The mechanical engineer says, "Clearly he's a mechanical engine...

In Philosophy & Technique » How ultralighters see the world
May 14, 3:19pm

Re: Monoculars
I have a Brunton Echo I picked up from REI, and it's nice enough. I wouldn't say it's a precision piece of optical equipment though - the focal plane is slightly off on mine. Otherwise ...

In GEAR » Monoculars
April 12, 2:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Greyson Howard

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Jacks R Better No Sniveller quilt
I have used this quilt 15 nights this summer, all in the northern Sierra in the greater Lake Tahoe area. Temperatures were between the low 30's and the high 40's. The quilt was used in con...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 17, 7:28pm

Six Moon Designs Comet
I have used this pack a total of 17 days this summer, including 15 on a thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. The pack volume and design suit my needs perfectly for carrying up to 5 days worth of food,...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 17, 7:18pm

Titanium Goat Basic Bivy
This review is for the large bivy with the old-style bug headnet (a mesh headnet bag sewn across the chest, pulled over the head, under the bivy). This is the best value hands down in water resista...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 17, 7:07pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 F, 800 down
The phantom 32 was my first light-weight item, and is still my favorite. Loft is great, the hood fits great, and there is enough room for me to add a down jacket or vest. The one downside is the .85 ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 13, 11:34pm

REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
During the time I have used this bivy, I have experienced no condensation, even when the single wall tent I was in was dripping. I have not found a great solution to getting the bug-mesh away from my...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
December 10, 12:09am

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I've spent 3 solid days in this rain suit in a storm in Point Reyes, and one in the Sierra foothills. The suit was totally water and windproof, breathed very well (sweat only under pack straps and...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 07, 10:05pm

Golite Den 2
Similar to tarptent designs, but no vestibule and made out of Golite's heavy-duty silnylon, so it weighs a little more (3.5 lbs). I have used it in Tahoe National Forest where it was used for me and a...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 25, 11:08pm

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Max Compact
I found this pad to be extremely comfortable (better than the bed I slept on through college), but it doesn't take much to get a chill through it. I bought a Gossamer Gear Thinlight pad for insulation...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 25, 11:01pm