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M G (drown) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Shenandoah
About Me Climber. caver. Cartographer. Have hiked, caved, climbed and mapped in Asia, N. & S. America.

Currently planning on 8 days in the upper Kern September 2014.A desert SW trip in May, ski touring in the Canadian Rockies in April and Costa Rican volcanoes in Feb.

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Bag failure
This was my experience in 2013. 2 bags in 5 days. Pushing clear water very delicately. Bags failed at the same place as you. Replaced with hard bottles.

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
September 07, 2:38pm

I'm heading up to the uper kern/ Great Western divide in 5 days. Taking a 26 oz down quilt rated to 0 and a montbelm thermawrap hoodie. This time last year I was quite cold with a 20F quilt...

In GEAR » Eastern Sierra Gear Choice
September 07, 2:32pm

Gaspé's Chic Choc
Futther than you want to drive but best place would be the Chic Choc range. South shore, on the Gaspé Peninsula.Sept ideal.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip suggestions needed for Quebec near St Laurent
September 06, 4:21am

Re: Brooks Range Alpini Hooded Pertex Quantum/ 800 FP Downtek Puffy Jacket Size Large (Fite like a MEDIUM!)
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In Gear Swap » Brooks Range Alpini Hooded Pertex Quantum/ 800 FP Downtek Puffy Jacket Size Large (Fite like a MEDIUM!)
September 05, 5:02pm

I got the Madshus Annum with a voile 3 pin binding this year for exactly the same reasons. Already had a pair of T4 with which they work great.

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 05, 4:19am

I traveled the South Island and in Tongariro NP in October 2012 Best places were the coastal track in Abel Tasman. Also Tongariro in the North Island was do-able. Look for discounted merino...

In Gear Lists » New Zealand form October to December
September 03, 7:14pm

One of my favourite destinations in the Cont. US. While there also look at hiking Cedar Mesa/ Grand Gulch

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for input from anyone who has hiked Coyote Gulch in Escalante, UT
August 31, 7:55pm

Re: Re: JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
"I see from your 6th pic that you passed Jen on the trail....." ROFL

In Photo Gallery » JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
August 30, 8:25pm

Think of sawyer
Like a printer company. Sells you the filter cheap and makes money on the consummables ( like ink). Why do you think the theeads on the filter don't match platy bottles.

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
August 29, 7:04am

Late Sept. In a wet year I don't think you have enough warm dry clothes as backup. I also think a Bear vault 450 will be too small for the second half of the trail. Likewise I'm not sure al...

In Gear Lists » Please critique my JMT gear list - Late September. Thanks!
August 27, 4:50am

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