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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Report from Zion
David- thanks for the recon info! Would be great to see you if you can make it Mike

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
February 19, 5:55pm

ho hum week
week was pretty ho hum, got two snowshoe runs early in the week about 5 miles each- the work ratio is definitely much higher! Got a 10 mile run in yesterday- plenty of snow on the ridges, so work ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 16, 3:24pm

Re: Re: We're in at Watchman
agreed- good ideas Craig do you want to contact the shuttle folks and see if they are willing to take us to Lee's Pass early? We may be able to do this w/ our non-runners which obviously wo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
February 15, 1:53pm

We're in at Watchman
Art- you're right, there were only two group sites left! All- we're in at Watchman for Thursday 4/3 through Monday 4/7- it's group site E1- it has a minimum of 20, up to 40- a maximu...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
February 15, 8:43am

Re: Need to Make Zion Campsite Reservations
Art- I'm having no luck making contact w/ the camp at the East end- I've tried their online reservation, their toll free telephone # and just this week their email contact- all to no avail ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
February 14, 6:13pm

200 mile race
Holy crap Batman!!!!!!! That's impressive (as is any race 50 miles +)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 10, 6:10pm

week from hell
we've had a rough week, temps were below zero everyday this week- lowest was -29 on Wed morning! needless to say no outdoor running- got 23 miles in on the treadmill (longest was 10 miles) ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 09, 7:53pm

training
Art- congrats on the draw, I've read a lot on Wasatch- a real toughy to be sure! Craig- if it's anything like JT, I think you have it right- you were the only one smiling at the end :) ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 02, 4:22pm

camping site
from what Mike S said in the other thread, it definitely sounds worth investigating the east entrance site we may have enough non-running folk (my buddies wife will be one for sure) that we may ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
January 29, 4:39pm

shuttle
I believe we can line up a shuttle (price seemed reasonable when I checked last year) to transport us from Watchman (the main campsite within the park) to transport us to the West entrance in the m...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
January 28, 7:01am

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

ULA Ohm
not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm