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Don Amundson (amrowinc) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I had been away from backpacking for many years. When I started researching equipment it was like coming too after a coma. I was amazed to discover "lightweight." I did the JMT in 2009 and have been regularly on the trail since.
CityPasadena
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.trailjournals.com/don

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Knee Braces
I'm no P.E. or PHD or anything in between. FWIW I blew out a knee descending the east side of Whitney in 2009. I managed to hobble out to Whitney Portal in great pain. I consulted with a sport...

In GEAR » Knee braces while hiking
November 13, 11:58am

Logistical exits at John Muir Ranch - JMT going southbound
VVR does/did offer a shuttle service from both Edison and Florance Lakes. From MTR it's about a 5 mile walk to Florance Lake and then a ferry ride to where you can get the shuttle. You'll ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Logistical exits at John Muir Ranch - JMT going southbound.
November 08, 8:41pm

Black Diamond Distance Z-pole straps
Thanks for the advise but according to my latest research the cost new from BD is $15.95+$5.95 shipping + possibly tax per pair. I went through this the last time I posted. I was just hoping someo...

In Gear Swap » Black Diamond Distance Z-pole straps
October 21, 10:23pm

Black Diamond Distance Z-pole straps
I'm still looking for a pair of straps for Black Diamond Z-poles. I had two leads the last time I asked but they fell through. Does anyone have a pair laying around they removed from their pol...

In Gear Swap » Black Diamond Distance Z-pole straps
October 21, 9:12pm

Black Diamond Z-pole straps
As I read the BD site it's $15.95 per strap plus shipping though I may be wrong. I didn't call them. There have been a number of posts on BPL about people just removing the straps so the we...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Z-pole straps
October 02, 7:46pm

Black Diamond Z-pole straps
I'll try one more time. Surely someone has some Z straps laying around gathering dust that they removed to save weight. I could probably just remove mine too but.....I'm not yet ready to ta...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Z-pole straps
October 02, 11:13am

Ediza
Great shots Angus. The last time I was at Ediza was before you were born. I still have fond memories of it. Hope to see you soon on a local trip in the San Gabriels--oops, sorry but we're not...

In Post-Trip Reports » A weekend with Ediza
October 01, 9:23pm

Black Diamond Z-pole straps
Does anyone have a pair of straps they've removed from their BD Z-poles? Mine are holding on by threads and the cost from BD with shipping etc. is outrageous. I'd prefer paying less than ou...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Z-pole straps
September 30, 9:57pm

JMT in 5 days 2 hours
Congratulations Andrew. I've been trying to remember exactly where I saw you. I was heading south (at a much slower pace). We chatted briefly. Nice to hear you made it safely and apparently e...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in 5 days 2 hours
September 24, 2:12pm

Bear Canister requirments
The approved list is here. Yosemite http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/containers.htm SEKI http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/upload/2013-Wilderness-Food-Storage-Guidance-FIN...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Latest bear can requirements for SEKI/Yose?
September 23, 12:20pm

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