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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: re: miles per day
"Going over Harrison Pass was really just a way to get into that Upper Kern Basin area where I spent a rest day last summer and it was pretty great, so if there's an easier way in then I&#...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI cross country questions
March 17, 8:22pm

Re: re: miles per day
"I'd suggest a loop from Lake Reflection up Little Joe Pass, Thunder Pass, etc to Brewer Basin, Sphinx Pass, and Sphinx Lakes, as a less scramble-y option if your wife wants to come along....

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI cross country questions
March 17, 8:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Another Mearsheimer article.
"Sounds sensible, but the problem is that most of Ukraine's natural resources its economy depends on (iron ore, coal) are concentrated in the East and South. This is why Kiev won't con...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
March 15, 8:21pm

Re: Re: SEKI cross country questions
Frozen Lake Pass should pose no particular problems by September this year, as the north side will almost certainly be ice/snow free. It is steep and loose on both sides, but you can bypass most o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI cross country questions
March 14, 2:53pm

Re: Not a Sierra-phobe
"For some reason I always got the impression that California hikes tend to be crowded, so I've been staying a bit east of there." That depends on where you hike, and also which pas...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
March 11, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Cascade spring dayhike
"This is just such a strange winter we're having. I did a Gorge loop this weekend up to 4'000 feet that should have been covered in snow, but looked like summer conditions." I&...

In Post-Trip Reports » Cascade spring dayhike
March 11, 7:06pm

Re: 1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
"Any recommendations?" If you're not a bunch of Sierra-phobes, this is shaping up to be another very low snow year there. I am confident enough about low to no snow conditions to ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
March 10, 7:58pm

Cascade spring dayhike
An unusually warm winter and early spring conditions provided a rare opportunity to do a hike on Granite Mtn without worrying about avalanches. Last Saturday offered bluebird skies and temperature...

In Post-Trip Reports » Cascade spring dayhike
March 10, 7:52pm

Cascades in the spring
An unusually warm winter and early spring conditions provided a rare opportunity to do a hike on Granite Mtn without worrying about avalanches. Last Saturday offered bluebird skies and temperature...

In User Test Forum » Cascades in the spring
March 10, 7:48pm

Re: Superior Hiking Trail
Nice. Reminds me of my childhood.

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior Hiking Trail
March 09, 5:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

REI Peak UL
I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm