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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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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

Or not
Much as I'd like to be open to the universe, I think my soul died a little bit listening to that, and Doug's selection put the last nail in the coffin. I'm not really in a position ...

In Chaff » Ronald Reagan Backed Strict Gun Laws in CA as a Response to the Rise of the Black Panther Party.
June 03, 8:00am

This is an awesome write-up. Wish I had just sent you the pictures and left you to it, Doug. As it is, I unfortunately committed them to a BPL article, so stay tuned. And yes, Ken, I never pass ...

In Post-Trip Reports » We’ll be fine - Ike and Doug’s Excellent Adventure in the U. P.
March 28, 6:07am

That was my plan

In Winter Hiking » 88% of Great Lakes area frozen
March 16, 12:40pm

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