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Gabe Joyes (gabe_joyes) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Lander, WY
About Me I live at the base of the Wind River Range in Wyoming with my wife and dog. I love to hike all over the Greater Yellowstone area. Our goal is to lighten our packs so that we can go as far as we can, as fast as we can. I currently work for an alternative high school and NOLS.
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All Forum Posts by Gabe Joyes

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snowy passes
Yes. I went over Alpine Lakes pass a few weeks ago. The north face of it was mostly snow free, but the south face was completely covered in snow and the upper Alpine Lake was still completely fro...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Wind Rivers - Indian Pass to Alpine Lakes Pass
August 31, 12:57pm

trekking poles
If you've got sturdy trekking poles, you should be fine on all of those. The only one I don't know about is Knapsack Col, I'm not sure how intense that one will be. I did a lot of gli...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River Range trail report
August 21, 7:58pm

passes
I went up Washakie Pass weeks ago and it was fine (see the pictures above). Hailey Pass I guarantee is in the same shape, you should have no problems at all.

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River Range trail report
August 11, 8:45am

howdy
That sounds about where we would have been Tuesday afternoon! Hope you had a great hike!

In Post-Trip Reports » Northern Wind River Range Loop
August 09, 3:00pm

Trip Report
Here is a recent report: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=51680

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River Range trail report
August 08, 6:07pm

Northern Wind River Range Loop
I received a lot of emails after my last trip report in the Winds, so here is our latest adventure... Pictures: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.610398295290.2088845.52901914&l=6f9a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Northern Wind River Range Loop
August 08, 4:49pm

thanks
Thanks everybody. I was trying decide if a trash bag liner was worthwhile, but it sounds like it probably is. Now lets all get off our computers and go hike!

In GEAR » Dyneema waterproof?
July 31, 12:23pm

Dyneema waterproof?
I just got a new Golite Jam and I'm wondering if anyone has any feedback on how waterproof it is. Would it soak through in a heavy rain? Thanks, Gabe

In GEAR » Dyneema waterproof?
July 31, 9:16am

Detailed update coming in a couple of weeks
Hi Folks, I've received tons of emails asking about the Winds. I talked to a buddy at NOLS today and his only update is that it is still super buggy. I'm going on trip in the Northern Wi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River Range trail report
July 29, 4:58pm

FS: Osprey Aether 70 Men's Medium
Pack is in good shape. $150 bucks and I'll throw a Osprey pack cover in with it.

In Gear Swap » FS: Osprey Aether 70 Men's Medium
July 23, 9:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Gabe Joyes

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Osprey Talon 44
All of the Osprey Talon packs are just plain comfortable. For all of the features the Talon 44 packs, I think its weight is actually pretty amazing. Sure you could get a lighter pack, but for the co...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 13, 12:49pm

The North Face Hydrogen Jacket (2008 Model)
This was the lightest wind breaker I could find with a full-zip and no hood. The men's comes in at 2.9 oz. and the women's at 2.4 oz. Blocks the wind wonderfully and is pretty breathable. T...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 13, 12:36pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
I love this bag. Lofts up wicked fast, never leaks feathers, packs small (for a 20 degree bag), spot on temp rating for me and my wife. The regular length definitely runs a bit short, I'm 5&#...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 13, 11:15am