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Ike Jutkowitz (Ike) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Michigan
About Me Grew up in the Adirondacks, with my first backpacking experiences on the Northville-Placid Trail. Avid fly fisherman and runner, occasional rock climber and mountain biker. Now living in Michigan which has put a damper on vertical endeavors.
My PDF Gear ListTrap Hills 3 season gear list

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Beautiful foliage. I plan a trip every year at this time to take advantage of the colors. I had to cancel at the last minute this year, so your photos are a bittersweet reminder of what I missed. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Seneca Creek-Spruce Knob, WV, Oct 6-8
October 11, 1:07pm

Exploring the Situk
I’ve learned over the years to take every advantage of travel in order to get out into the backcountry. I was headed to Alaska, as I did every year at this time on a work-related trip (or at leas...

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Situk
October 11, 10:43am

Trap Hills
Those are tough trail miles for sure. Glad you got to experience one of Michigan's Crown Jewels at the peak of fall colors. Hope the memories are good

In Post-Trip Reports » Trap Hills
October 04, 6:36am

I'm also an Indie fan. It is the most comfortable wool piece I own (compared to icebreaker and smart wool). I've been using the same alligator green hoodie for all fall, winter, and spring ...

In GEAR » ibex indie vs icebreaker oasis hoodie?
October 04, 6:04am

An unusual triathlon
I never thought I'd see running and fishing combined- they are such diametrically opposite disciplines- but I like it. Awesome! Ike

In Post-Trip Reports » running, climbing, fishing, camping, repeat
September 14, 6:27pm

re: Skaha
I've been using a skaha 900 fill sweater with a couple oz overfill for the past 5 winters. Combined with a base layer, an R1, and a nano puff synthetic layer, it has kept me comfortable down to...

In GEAR » Nunatak Skaha Plus???
September 11, 12:53pm

Re: Eagle's nest
This was an awesome amount of scenery to pack into a quick getaway! Thanks for taking the time to share it

In Post-Trip Reports » Willow / South Rock, Eagles Nest Wilderness
August 27, 3:59am

Re: high Uintas
This was a welcome read on an insomniac night. Thank you sharing this adventure.

In Editor's Roundtable » Trekking the High Uintas Wilderness: Circumnavigation of the Rock Creek Shelf
August 27, 3:49am

The Disco Divas
For as long as I could remember, I had been asking myself, “What next?” Now, as my girls were getting older, it was becoming increasingly important to me that the time I put into planning my ad...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Disco Divas
August 20, 7:00pm

re: Middle Fork Kings
This was a great read with my morning coffee. Thanks for taking the time to put it together. I did look with despair at your food selection though...

In Post-Trip Reports » Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
August 20, 7:47am

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