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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Winter backpacking in the Sunbelt (just started 6 weeks off). Heavy gear in the mid-90's when I was young and stoopid, then went lightweight in the 00's, and finally down to UL in Dec 2013 over 15 yrs (older and er, ...)

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Hawaii Re: Traveling light
Yeah, I go every so often for family trips and squeeze a BP in (mostly kona). Never had to wear much more than shorts in town, even higher elevations. On the Z-trail, I wish I had carried even le...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 22, 4:21pm

Re: Back-at-the-car checklist?
Try leaving a window open for 2 nights out in Colorado rain after getting my parking permit from the ranger entrance (it only opens at 5 pm). Lucky my interior is designed to be wet..."off-ro...

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 21, 11:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: New PCT record, again
@Jake: I've actually thought about it as a geography/GIS problem and it's simple to figure twilight times being roughly the same on a north-south trail (did it all the time in military pla...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New PCT record, again
August 20, 11:03pm

Mixed feelings about vestibules
I am rethinking vestibules after an incident 1 week ago. Had a furry critter try to get into my vestibule in the middle of the night, right above an area where a bear was raiding crowded camps and...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 20, 10:08pm

Re: Re: Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
Definitely a sweet adventure. Did you try to treat that ankle after your return (back at the TH or at home)?

In Post-Trip Reports » Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
August 20, 9:47pm

Re: Re: New PCT record, again
The records are good stuff, not only the accomplishment but some info useful for those finishing big mile weekend trips before reporting to work (sport shakes, late night camp set, no cooking, etc....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New PCT record, again
August 20, 8:59pm

Re: New PCT record, again
I think these supported/unsupported records are fairly interesting HYOH and all that, though there should be a "dawn to dusk" category IMO,.... of course, substantiated by SPOT and naval ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New PCT record, again
August 20, 6:13pm

Osprey and Patagonia
Osprey repaired and reinforced a burst zipper on a travel pack I sent them. Patagonia likewise has either replaced zippers or, if too much of a hassle, sent a replacement item. Jansport has a leg...

In GEAR » People's experiences with warranties?
August 19, 11:49am

Changes to Maroon Bells bear policy coming very soon...
Before starting and during a recent trip to the area, the west maroon drainage started having bear problems (grabbing improperly hung food bags. ripping apart unattended packs, and, apparently, int...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Changes to Maroon Bells bear policy coming ...
August 16, 11:05pm

Changes Re: Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop
Randy: the views were spectacular maybe a few dull feet out of 26 miles, ...though I sort of would have liked a little more time in camp vs. an awful lot of campers concentrated away from crater la...

In Post-Trip Reports » Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop (45 hrs vs 4 days)
August 16, 10:56pm

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