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M G (drown) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Climber. caver. Cartographer. Have hiked, caved, climbed and mapped in Asia, N. & S. America.

Currently planning on 8 days in the upper Kern September 2014.A desert SW trip in May, ski touring in the Canadian Rockies in April and Costa Rican volcanoes in Feb.
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Re: Re: methodology
The trailhead approach was used by some friends of mine when looking at map use in National Parks: http://www.shadedrelief.com/Zion/index.html

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survey of pack weights?
July 07, 4:44pm

"The Ultralight Movement is keeping me from backpacking"
Time to up the mileage. I had the same problem for years as I've always had a fast metabolism and tended to speed hike. I've found having something to do in camp and showing up exhausted at...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Ultralight Movement is keeping me from backpacking
July 07, 3:50pm

Re: National Geographic Alaska Show
I would certainly not use NG as the benchmark for lightweight, quite the opposite in fact. They are about as mainstream as it comes despite publishing Skurka's book.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survey of pack weights?
July 07, 1:05pm

methodology
BPL used to sell a fairly compact and light digital scale. Something like that could be carried to provide consistent measurements.Of course you would still have to adjust for amount of food, wate...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Survey of pack weights?
July 07, 1:03pm

Nice
Thanks for the pics. Incredibly low snow year well illustrated in these images. Heading that way in September myself, hope we'll have some water left.

In Post-Trip Reports » SEKI Loop from Road's End 7/4-7/6
July 07, 12:58pm

"WTT or WTS AND WTB: Yellow Silnylon MLD Trailstar for Cuben MLD Trailstar"
Payment pending on Silnylon Trailstar. Rev 1. Found Cuben Trailstar.

In Gear Swap » WTT or WTS AND WTB: Yellow Silnylon MLD Trailstar for Cuben MLD Trailstar
July 07, 12:50pm

Buy or trade: Grey MLD Supermid for Cuben MLD Trailstar
Bought a used yellow, seam sealed Silnylon trailstar here in May 2013. I have not used it yet except for setting it up in the yard. I am regretting purchasing the sil version and would prefer a cub...

In Gear Swap » WTT or WTS AND WTB: Yellow Silnylon MLD Trailstar for Cuben MLD Trailstar
July 07, 11:53am

Re: Re: BPL packs
Nick, That has been my experience as well, the greater the number of people, the greater the compromises and the less elegant and successful the final design. That is only my limited experience,...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Politics of Cottage Consumption
July 03, 2:19pm

Olympic time of year
I've been there in August with excellent weather, I would think the second week of September might hit the sweet spot of less crowd and less wet weather. Pasayten Wilderness may be a good r...

In GEAR » Olympic NP in late October - Advice?
July 03, 2:14pm

BPL packs
I know the collective memory here is rather short but didn't BPL take this crowdsourcing approach with the packs they briefly sold in ~2010 before fetting out of the gear business? I recall tak...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Politics of Cottage Consumption
July 03, 11:24am

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