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Mark Davis (Trailster) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I need to exist in a close relationship with nature, so I work on the ocean and live in the mountains. I keep in shape by xc skiing, running, mountain biking, rafting, backpacking and raising two boys. I live in the Deschutes NF and devote much of my spare time to conservation issues.
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Pack Weight
Brett, you need a scale. The weights published in catalogs are not always correct and they are for only one size. As you go through your gear looking for light stuff it is hard to "feel"...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
August 07, 10:14am

JMT pack weight
Hi Brett It is very impressive that you went so far and so fast with a 28 lb pack. You should give us some idea of your athletic background before your triple-crown feat. If you want some be...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
August 06, 4:55pm

WX
The National Weather Service web site is the best place to get weather info.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
August 05, 10:09am

Yosemite Finish
Aaron: I will be in Yosemite staying with a friend in Wawona on Friday. I gave Michael my cell phone number at Trail Camp. If your support crew has it call me when you have an idea of a finish...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
August 05, 9:35am

JMT Attempt
Hi Brett Good going on your JMT attempt. It has to be one of the hardest race courses in the world. All those rocks!! I am glad to read that you will try again. Well, I too started an unsu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
August 04, 11:46pm

JMT Unsupported Record Attempt
Last year I hiked the JMT with the intent to finish the trail as a fastpack. Things went mostly well and I finished in a little over five days. I learned many things about distance trail running,...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Unsupported Record Attempt
July 23, 9:39pm

JMT Record Attempt
I can't help you with Michael's run, but I should be on the trail a few days earlier going for an unsupported record attempt. I did a fastpack last year and I think I could do it faster if...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Need help on the JMT
July 13, 10:57pm

Training
I got a workout just reading this post! Time to hit the couch with some hand weights and pass-out watching girls tennis. Carlos, it makes sense that a long fast-pack is the best way to train fo...

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail fastpack
May 26, 9:52pm

Calories?
My plan was to take in about 3200 calories/day. This worked well as I felt good the whole time, both for energy and gut happiness. I did lose about 8 pounds in five days, and I did need a steady ...

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail fastpack
April 18, 11:45am

Fastpack Food
Hi Art and thanks for the encouragement Perpetuem was my only on the trail energy food and it functioned great! My stomach never gave me problems and I always had plenty of energy (never hungr...

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail fastpack
April 17, 10:08pm

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