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CA Snowpack: 17%
In my neck of the woods (Southern/Central Coast CA), everything is MUCH drier than it would normally be this time of year. Some of our normally perennial streams are already just about dried up; s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CA Snowpack: 17%
May 02, 5:33pm

A Couple of Winter Loops Through the Southern Los Padres- Part II
About two months after the above trip, Jhaura and I teamed up again when the forecast was calling for more winter weather. Unfortunately, this storm moved in early and dumped a bit of snow in the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Couple of Winter Loops Through the Southern Los Padres
April 26, 1:54pm

A Couple of Winter Loops Through the Southern Los Padres
This trip report is woefully late coming, but over this last winter, fellow BPL member Jhaura and I completed a couple of longish weekend loops through the Southern section of Los Padres National F...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Couple of Winter Loops Through the Southern Los Padres
April 26, 1:53pm

Los Padres trip
Looks like I'm out. My weekend is looking like it will be filled with domestic duties and a training run or two closer to home instead. Bummer. Hope you guys have fun if you still go. Let...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » los padres NF gene marshall/piedra blanca trail
April 25, 6:52pm

Compact replacement for D300 needed
Not sure if its compact enough for you, but the Sony NEX series cameras are great little cameras in a relatively small package (as compared to a full size dslr). ~16MP APS-C sensor, good high iso p...

In Photography » Compact replacement for D300 needed
April 24, 4:44pm

Movable Linelocs
@ Daniel Your first idea should work fine. I've used the line locs sold from Zpacks that have grosgrain loops attached to them to replace guyline tensioners on a couple of different shelter...

In Make Your Own Gear » Question about movable line-locs on tarp tie outs
April 24, 1:47pm

Favorite Gear Blog
I tend to come here to BPL for most of my "gear" needs; the articles published by BPL tend to be high quality, if a bit infrequent and there's usually more than enough good info avail...

In GEAR » Favorite Gear Blog
April 23, 3:33pm

Leaving today for the CDT!
Congrats Peter! Have an awesome, memorable adventure.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leaving today for the CDT!
April 18, 1:03pm

End of April in CA... Where do I go?
Lots of options in Los Padres... In the Big Sur area, on the coastal side, you've got trails like the Pine Ridge Trail, the trail(s) out of Botchers Gap, trails from Salmon Creek Station, tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » End of April in California... Where do I go?
April 17, 6:57pm

Quick food hanging question
@ Justin, I use the PCT method for all of my trips in Los Padres. Like others have said, it's important to not only ensure adequate distance between the ground and your food bag (at least 12&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Quick food hanging question.
April 16, 5:05pm

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