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Miles Barger (milesbarger) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale West Virginia
About Me I was a guide for many years in Yellowstone, Denali, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Moved to Eugene, Oregon, for my Master's and got a good taste of the PNW. Now I'm in West Virginia making maps for all of our wonderful national parks with the NPS Publications program at Harpers Ferry Center.
CityCharles Town
StateWest Virginia
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All Forum Posts by Miles Barger

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Yes, dates are pretty important! I'll be backpacking July 19–24. Snowpack (% Median) as of May 1South Platte Basin: 133%Arkansas: 99% Of course, my route is along the Continental Divide, ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 6 Days in Rocky Mountain NP
May 22, 9:47am

6 Days in Rocky Mountain NP
I’m going to be in Rocky Mountain NP for work (I’m making the new official NPS map of ROMO) and am sticking around for a backpacking trip. I have 5 full days and nights and the morning ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 6 Days in Rocky Mountain NP
May 21, 3:46pm

Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends makes light, very high quality women-specific bags. I have an overstuffed Hummingbird UL 20 and love the thing.

In GEAR » Recommendation for a new sleeping bag
March 20, 12:28pm

Distance to help
As someone who's spent a bit of time in Denali, this has always confused me. I can understand not having a detailed understanding of the area. But not knowing that the Alaska Range is sout...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
August 21, 3:30pm

Minimal drop shoes -> Regular shoes = back pain?
I've been wearing zero or near-zero drop shoes every day for two months now. For a few years, I've had a very tight lower back and accompanying pain after standing relatively still or walki...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Minimal drop shoes -> Regular shoes = back pain?
August 20, 1:55pm

My brother and I both have severe allergies to peanuts and all tree nuts, and I'm very allergic to lots of legumes and seeds. It's scary stuff. I've never had to inject myself or go to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I deal with my fear?
August 09, 9:00am

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In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Trailstar
April 24, 11:26am

Fantastic photos and nice style. Just the right balance of narration and geography vs. vagueness and pure aesthetics. The Colorado Plateau is a mystical place. You capture that feeling well.

In Post-Trip Reports » Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold
April 18, 8:46pm

Yeah, the high airflow compared to a completely enclosed shelter surely helps. I've had it pitched fairly low on near-windless nights close to freezing, though, and had zero condensation (not m...

In GEAR » Cuben = Low Condensation?
April 12, 1:01pm

Cuben = Low Condensation?
I recently bought my first cuben shelter (an MLD Patrol in .74 oz/yd green cuben). I got it for the weight savings, but there seem to be other benefits. The most welcome change I've noticed is ...

In GEAR » Cuben = Low Condensation?
April 12, 12:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Miles Barger

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Montbell Peak Shell
I was a guide in Denali NP during the summer of 2008. It rained almost every day for all of July and the first week of August this year, and I was out in it all day, every day. My MontBell Peak She...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 14, 10:59am

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I bought two pair of Darn Tough's 1/4 Mesh Merino socks in size Large on closeout at an internet retailer. After wearing one pair for a short, 8-mile hike, a hole formed by the big toe on my righ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 02, 5:51pm

Bent Gate Moutaineering Customer Service
Bent Gate Mountaineering I ordered a Western Mountaineering Summerlite from them. The price was very good, the item shipped quickly, and the bag arrived just...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 19, 12:11pm

ULA Equipment
This review is really a 4.5. Brian has always thoughtfully and informatively responded to my emails. His products are absolutely top notch, and I have no doubt that he would stand firmly behind hi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 18, 12:21pm

Marmot Ion
Man, what a disappointment. I, too, got stuck with the Campmor version of the Ion. I'm quite thin and short-waisted, so the Ion's athletic cut and short length were great for me. The fit of...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 18, 12:15pm

Gossamer Gear
I've ordered a handful of pads and small items from Gossamer Gear. The products have always shipped out the next day, I've been kept up to date with good emails, and things have always arrive...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 18, 12:10pm

ULA H2O Amigo
I've owned the H20 Amigo for about one year, with most of my use concentrated in Yellowstone and the Tetons during the summer of 2006. When I'm by myself, I tend to stick to AquaMira becaus...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 18, 12:06pm

Grand Prairie Knives Customer Service
Grand Prairie Knives I bought a Gerber Microlight LST from the site. The price was great. I entered an incorrect digit when putting in my credit card info. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 17, 2:53pm