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Matthew Zion (mzion) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me Eagle Scout. Navy Veteran.

AT '10; CT yo-yo '11; PCT '12
My PDF Gear ListPCT '12

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Re: "another 2013 PCT gear list - lots of experience, zero long distance hiking experience"
I sort of skimmed the other posts so if I repeat some things forgive me. I thru hiked the PCT this summer in 81 days and my gear list is on my profile (still I believe). That said, I hike every y...

In Gear Lists » another 2013 PCT gear list - lots of experience, zero long distance hiking experience
October 16, 8:37am

Re: "Does Such a Shoe Exist"
They may not be as stiff as you'd like but the higher model number Inov-8s have pretty beefy outsoles compared to their uppers. Check into the fit tho - they tend to run on the narrow side but...

In GEAR » Does Such a Shoe Exist
May 01, 11:19pm

Re: Sunshine on the AT
Best of luck to you both! Sunshine working on triple crown before 13?

In Editor's Roundtable » Sunshine Prepares for the Appalachian Trail
April 03, 9:50am

Re: CT 2012
Nick, You can get away without an insulation layer if you spend most of your time moving. I hiked with just a wind shirt/pants combo (although, many mornings I left my down hood on hiking until t...

In Gear Lists » CT 2012. First "long" distance hike.
April 03, 9:13am

Re: Kook
Thanks guys - glad I wanted to email him before I purchased.

In GEAR » Kooka Bay
March 19, 9:13am

Kooka Bay
Do any of you guys have the contact information for Kooka Bay? His contact tab on his website is blank (for me at least). Thanks

In GEAR » Kooka Bay
March 18, 7:52pm

Re: CT
Looks solid - I agree with the above suggestions. Except, I have to respectfully disagree that you need an Ursack or Opsacks - simply overkill.

In Gear Lists » CT 2012. First "long" distance hike.
March 18, 4:42pm

Re: MYOG Trekking Poles
Bruce, Did you have to trim the poles at all to get them to fit into the tips? I F'd up my IT band running this winter and think I'd like to use some poles until I get strength back in ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 11, 9:55pm

Re: 2012 PCT Gear List
Thanks for the tip. I just joined.

In Gear Lists » 2012 PCT Gear List
March 08, 8:24pm

Re: 2012 PCT Gear List
Jace, My ancient mac doesn't like the Adobe needed for the website but your profile list looks solid -- considering the updates you've listed. Unfortunately, I'm starting a week bef...

In Gear Lists » 2012 PCT Gear List
March 08, 5:37pm

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