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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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JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts
I've pondered the same issue numerous times before Aug-Sept Sierra hikes including to JMT thrus and have always ended up bringing both running shorts and zip-offs. Why? Some deep seated fear ...

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 28, 10:13am

How to Loose a Titanium Spoon
Exactly how I did it Valerie! Probably at a different rock though... The short description (for me) would be "get old."

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 21, 2:03pm

Spoon stories
I refuse to buy metal spoons anymore. I have a bad habit of losing them. In 2011 on a Sierra hike my partner broke her favorite pink spoon. I don't believe it was lexan but nontheless it broke ...

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 18, 6:27pm

Stench
I've had good luck with vinegar for removing stench from clothing. I now carry some on extended trips for defunking clothes. Vomit?--never had the opportunity to try it. Vinegar is cheap enou...

In GEAR » exped ul stench
April 17, 2:19pm

ADZPCTKO
Just wondering who will be at the kick off this year. I'm going down on Sat 4/26 and will hit the trail at Warner Springs afterwards for a section hike to Aqua Dulce. If anyone is thinking ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » ADZPCTKO
April 17, 10:34am

GGG/SoCal
Dang Adan, I was hoping some of what went on at Henninger would at Henninger. Now you've let the cat out of the bag.:) Hope the razor wire on top of the fence didn't do any damage to your ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 14, 11:29pm

GGG/SoCal
Thanks to everyone who came and participated in making this a fun event. Going by the low tech method used to record the attendance there were 40 people who came, some for the duration some for tw...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 13, 9:59pm

GGG/SOCAL
Do what you can Jack but don't overdo it? :-)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 10, 4:21pm

GGG/SoCal
Last call!!! If anyone is saying to themselves, "self, I should have signed up" don't fret. Just show up. This is an hour or less drive to the trailhead for the multitude of BPL'...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 10, 10:23am

GGG/SoCal Late Arrival
The Pinecrest gate is supposed to be open at sunrise (approximately 6:30am).

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 09, 2:03pm

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