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Don Amundson (amrowinc) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I had been away from backpacking for many years. When I started researching equipment it was like coming too after a coma. I was amazed to discover "lightweight." I did the JMT in 2009 and have been regularly on the trail since.
CityPasadena
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.trailjournals.com/don

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GGG/SoCal Swap
On second thought I've decided the Eaton Canyon parking is too much of a zoo on Sundays. I was up there about noon today and it was absolutely full to say nothing of the Sheriffs cruiser sitti...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 06, 5:26pm

GGG/SOCAL Nametags
Yes indeed I have the nametags made so everyone can tell who's who. The problem will be getting everyone to wear them. :-)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 06, 1:41pm

GGG/SoCal Swap
I couldn't get anyone to donate the use of their parking lot for the swap. I guess they don't realize who we all are! The plan is to have the swap at the Eaton Canyon equestrian parking ar...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 06, 9:58am

GGG/SoCal
The weather report is very good for next weekend. There was some potential rain but that seems to have gone away. Maybe some clouds on Fri with Sat/Sun clear. Temps at around 70 during the day an...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 05, 3:12pm

MLD at SoCal GGG
I just looked at the shots of the 2.5. I'll be very interested to see it in person. Of course I'd really need to have one for 6 months or so to do a thorough evaluation.:-) Thanks Step...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 03, 8:24pm

GGG/SoCal
Hey Jack, I hope the injury was the result of some fun adventure at least. Do what you can and bring what you can. See ya on Friday.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 02, 2:52pm

GGG in Southern CA
Only 9 days to go! We've reached the magic number of 50 who are signed up. Magical for me anyway since it was the number I was hoping for. That includes family members, guests etc. Time for th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 02, 12:13pm

Trail Junction pack drop
I've always put my excess stuff (bear canister, sleeping bag, tent) in a 32 gallon trash bag I carry for "what if" reasons and then summit with my pack on. I just stick the plastic ba...

In GEAR » Lightest stuff sack/daypack?
March 31, 10:20am

Whitney Poop
There is privacy. It's just further away than in most places. Time it right and enjoy doing a bit of exploring. If someone comes up on you unexpectedly it won't be something they haven'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney zone #2
March 31, 10:03am

GGG/SoCal Gear Swap Items
So far my gear swap collection is pretty meager (see the photo). I'm going to have to dig a little deeper to see what I can come up with. What are the rest of you bringing? Show us what yo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 30, 6:49pm

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