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Scott Bentz (scottbentz) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. I can get to a lot of nice hiking areas right from my street or travel for 15 minutes to higher elevations in the Angeles National Forrest. I started packing again with my sons in their Boy Scout troop. I was definitely not light that first trip 6 years ago and have been reducing my pack weight ever since. I mainly pack a few times a year in the Eastern and Western Sierras.
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All Forum Posts by Scott Bentz

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Lamarck Col
Duane said: "I think I'll be leaving North Lake over the Lemarcke (sp) Col on Friday 09/27. Maybe five days back in Evolution Valley, so forth. Duane" We hiked that earlier in the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake/South Lake loop
September 19, 1:45pm

NorthLake South Lake
Aspendell - Aberdeen Yea, I was so irritated by the time I got there I couldn't see straight (even though I've been by it a number of times).

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake/South Lake loop
September 18, 1:30pm

NorthLake South Lake
Bob said "The morale is, don't count on any quick hitchhiking." Boy, do I ever know that! Last summer I did the loop solo. I came out at North Lake Saturday morning about 10:30 am and...

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake/South Lake loop
September 18, 9:45am

Trip Report
Here is Aaron's trip report: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=81939

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
September 17, 12:23pm

3 Season Gear
I think Amy and Jennifer have nailed the most obvious: Sleeping bag. I have WM bags too but on the JMT I like my 40ยบ Montbell SS. I also will going to a quilt soon but cannot comment as of yet....

In Gear Lists » 3 season gear
September 17, 11:45am

6 days on JMT
Aaron, Nice report. Glad you were able to "slow down" and enjoy your trip. Funny how our best laid plans often get changed in the Sierra Nevada. It's nice to have the ability g...

In Post-Trip Reports » 6 DAYS AND 200 MILES ON THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL
September 16, 10:27am

Trip
Of the two, the trip from Tuolomne to Agnew is the easiest. I think the little cirque at Donahue Pass is beautiful and if you haven't seen Thousand Island Lake it's worth the view. OTOH...

In Pre-Trip Planning » sierra trip reccomendations?
September 12, 10:35am

A Week in Seki
Chris, Nice trip report. I have done the HST all the way to Whitney and also the original plan you had cutting off at Colby and then up Deadman to Elizabeth Pass. I definitely prefer the trip up...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Week in SEKI
September 12, 10:28am

Food
Andrew, This morning I decided to weigh the canister with all of the leftover food you did not eat. The canister with food weighed in at 6.06 lbs. The Bearicade Weekender weighed in at 2 lbs....

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in 5 days 2 hours
September 12, 10:13am

JMT in 5 days 2 hours
I guess i should time in too. Nice job son! When we did the JMT a few years ago in 13 hiking days I felt that was fine for me but we all knew you were on a different speed level and we were holding...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in 5 days 2 hours
September 08, 3:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Bentz

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MSR MIOX
We used a MSR Miox on a trip with 9 people (Scouts). We got very spotty results and ended up playing with the unit more than we wanted. It seemed like the perfect solution but was not worth the wait. ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 5:04pm