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Roleigh Martin (marti124) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
About Me Formerly from MN and NY, now in Reno, NV, I have been hiking every summer in the High Sierra since 2000. From 2000-2007, we did the High Sierra Trail (HST). Been doing the John Muir Trail since then, every year. I am the lead moderator for the JohnMuirTrail@YahooGroups.com for 2011-2013. I organized groups (without charge) for the JMT, 2008-2011 for the hike I participated in (from 5 to 8 people). I'm doing a JMT 2014 group hike again. See my Google Profile for more and top links on a variety of topics (click on "My Website URL above").
CityReno
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CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Roleigh Martin

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Re: JMT
Sorry for not being clearer, my point was on the temps it can get down to. A cheaper 20 F bag is the Ultralight by Western Mountaineering. You can get by with the Summerlite, I used it for two ye...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 11:59am

Re: The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
Shameless plug here. I'm the lead moderator of the John Muir Trail Yahoo Group and we have 1240 members there and the best research material on the JMT in our file library and links. We have ...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 11:31am

Is the Iphone 4s the perfect GPS for the JMT now?
The JMT (John Muir Trail) does not have cell service for about 98% of the 211 mile trail, common to any hikers doing hiking in remote mountains. The Iphone is a great multi-purpose device but ...

In GEAR » Is the Iphone 4s the perfect GPS for the JMT now?
October 15, 2:06pm

Re: "Survey"???
Two mid-height boots I'd have liked included are best-of mid-height boots in the near 1 lb range with rigid soles. Keen Mid-Height Targhee boots Lowa Renegade II GTX Mid Hiking Boots I p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Mid-Height Trail Shoes State of the Market Report 2011
September 27, 8:45pm

Re: Some thoughts...
Bryce, have you shopped around and decided what would be your full setup for hammock camping? You being so SUL, I'd love to hear a detailed reply. Nice pics!

In Post-Trip Reports » Flowed Lands/Hanging Speak Falls/Mt. Marshall in ADK Western High Peaks
September 27, 8:28pm

Re: RE: lightweight wading sandals or shoes?
I've done the JMT every summer for the last 4 years and I like the Crocs' knock offs as they're totally functional (if you get the firmest/tightest size for your feet), you may need to ...

In Fishing » lightweight wading sandals or shoes?
September 23, 10:12pm

Re: BPL Member Map -- Hey Minnesotans and New Yorkers -- update!
There has to be more people in upstate NY than shown. Plus not a single person from MN (where I used to live). Let's have those two states well represented on the map, eh?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Member Map
September 23, 4:39pm

Re: If you choose the Catskills
If you choose the Catskills to do the get-together, be sure and check this link to see which trails are open (since the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene): The DEC has set up a special page...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England ultralight weekend!
September 21, 9:50pm

Re: Ipod Nano Battery Charger
http://www.amazon.com/Turbo-Charge-iTurbo-Supply-players/dp/B000KT3AS0 Only one battery versus two, lighter. You'll have to confirm it supports your particular Nano model. ps. Wow, th...

In GEAR » Ipod Nano Battery Charger
July 20, 12:51pm

Re: stakes needed for Haven Tarp/Net Inner Tent?
Ron Moak, the maker of the tent, sent me a PM. Message From User Follows: -------------------------------------------------------------- Unless you're using extra guy lines, you only need ...

In GEAR » stakes needed for Haven Tarp/Net Inner Tent?
July 16, 10:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Roleigh Martin

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Wilderness Press John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition
Review of John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition, by Elizabeth Wenk, Wilderness Press, 2014, 296 pages. Reviewed by Roleigh Martin, Lead Moderator: Jo...

In Books and Media
June 09, 8:47am

zpacks Company
I have bought many items from Zpacks, including some new items he started carrying as a result of my orders, such as the large size pack cover; the 1000 cu inch zero pack; and he provided a customized...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 16, 10:49pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Thanks to these reviews mentioning the problems and the recall issue, I called MSR up and found out I had a problem element and I was mailed a replacement. I won't be able to determine how good i...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 25, 2:02pm

Leukotape P Sports Tape
Andrew Skurka spoke in Minneapolis today at the Outdoor Expo and I took down his notes on foot care and found some links, including this thread. He recommends shoes that keep your feet cool (he u...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 26, 11:31pm

Bear Boxer 101 Contender
Can you please provide a link for the Bear Boxer 101 Contender? Thank you. Never mind -- I found the link, I presume it is here: http://www.bareboxer.com/products.htm

In Miscellaneous Products
May 23, 6:43pm