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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me 2012 trips:

Jan - Northfork Mtn overnighter - 10 miles
Feb - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles
Mar - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles
Apr - Dolly Sods - weekender - 25 miles
Jun - Dolly Sods - weekender - 26 miles
Jul - Dolly Sods trail work weekend - 12 miles
Jul - Dolly Sods - weekender - 18
Aug - AT in PA with a friend - 16 miles
Sept - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles

2013 trips:

Aug - Dolly Sods - weekender with friend - 12 miles
CityPhiladelphia
StatePA
My Website URLhttp://asciibaron.dyndns.org

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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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Spirit
The spirit has nothing to do with religion, invisible sky people or faith. I have a consciousness that other animals on this planet lack, that consciousness is my spirit. It is my essence, who I ...

In Philosophy & Technique » nature=church?
March 21, 7:20pm

Um,
I don't believe in a god, gods, or God, but I find the wood to be very spiritual. My time in the wood refreshes my mind, brings me peace, and melts away the stress of my everyday, thus bringin...

In Philosophy & Technique » nature=church?
March 21, 3:18pm

water levels
the water level of Red Creek could be rather high in April, esp. if it has rained heavily within 24 hours of your trip. the upland glades (sods) take about 24 hours to drain and really fill up Red...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Long weekend in Dolly Sods
March 21, 1:17pm

Dolly Sods trans-circum nav trip
ok, here it is... print out this map and follow along www.wvhighlands.org/Maps/usfs_mnf/dolly_sods.pdf IF FR 75 is open... Thursday night: park at Bear Rocks and follow TR522 (Bear Ro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Long weekend in Dolly Sods
March 21, 12:00pm

BD
some people liek the bikes but you aren't getting a 2000.00 bike for 1000.00 - you are getting a 1000.00 bike. the components aren't complete groups, the brakes, shifters, and cranks might...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Novara Express
March 20, 12:58pm

Re: Novara Express
"Good bike forum is kind of an oxymoron. If ever there was a group of elitist, look down their nose at beginners group of people, it's cyclists." roadbikereview.com is an excellent...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Novara Express
March 20, 11:10am

Re: mead!
"To be fair, you don't have to use 5 pounds to make a mead if you wanted to make a smaller batch... I tend to make 1 gallon batches vs 5 gallons" what is he going to do with all th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Honey
March 20, 10:41am

house of worship
for me, a church is a house of worship - i do not go into the woods to worship per se, but i would consider my trips into the wood to be spiritual journeys. i have to rely on myself, be able to li...

In Philosophy & Technique » nature=church?
March 20, 10:38am

Re: Dolly Sods
the big issue is if FR 75 gate will be open. i will assume it will not and i'll come up with a proposed circuit for two days of 12 milers and one day of 4 miles that will pretty much showcase ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Long weekend in Dolly Sods
March 20, 8:56am

Shutterbug
i used to be a shutterbug - i would take hundreds of photos. now, i don't take any. i was out this past weekend and took a few photos with my iPhone, and only one of them was not done to docu...

In Photography » Shutterbug
March 20, 8:01am

All Reader Reviews by Steven Hanlon

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Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
i picked up my Marmot Precip in 2005 from REI for $42.83 - i figured i couldn't go wrong at that price. if it didn't work well for backpacking, i could wear it as a casual jacket. it has b...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 11, 8:13am

McHale 0-Sarc UL
I have the SARC Chasm version and would recommend this pack to anyone who has suffered with ill fitting mass produced packs. It's a tad on the heavy side, but for me, that's not a problem sin...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
April 27, 5:34pm