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Jack H. (Found) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Sacramento, CA
About Me I'm the Trail Information Specialist for the Pacific Crest Trail Association. Cool huh?!

I've been a passionate backpacker since childhood. Started talking about backpacking online sometime in the early 1990s. Been ultralight since 1998.
My Website URLhttp://www.jackhaskel.com

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Re: BOSS Course Review
Yep. Thanks for sharing. I'm somewhat part of the community that BOSS rolls in and I practice some of the skills. I'd never seen a trip report from them. I agree that BOSS has responded to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BOSS Course Review
April 08, 1:11am

Re: Gatewood Cape good in the PNW?
I consider my cape to be pretty marginal. I like it, because of it's weight, not because of it's performance. I'd characterize it's interior size to be small, not roomy. Whether...

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape good in the PNW?
April 07, 7:13pm

Re: Re: Preferred Sleeping Pads for "Virtual Frame?"
+1

In GEAR » Preferred Sleeping Pads for "Virtual Frame?"
April 07, 6:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: My AT 2011 Photos
Thanks David and Travis!

In Photo Gallery » My AT 2011 Photos
April 07, 12:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Annapurna Circuit Questions
My understanding is that people definitely do the trek in December. There are two issues. Cold and snow. It will be cold. Possibly really cold. Bring a thick down jacket and a good sleeping bag. Ul...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Annapurna Circuit Questions
April 07, 12:42pm

Re: Government shutdown - effects on thru-hikers?
"the last several years of El Nino probably left a lot of fuel on the ground." As great a concern should be given to the dead forests. The forests of the world are dying. The CDT trave...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Government shutdown - effects on thru-hikers?
April 07, 6:13am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Annapurna Circuit Questions
Great maps are for sale all over Nepal. They list distances in hours. 18 days of walking would be plenty for me to do the treks you want to do. Limits at first are primarily about not gaining too m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Annapurna Circuit Questions
April 06, 11:43pm

Re: Getting to Nepal?
Most of the cost of a self guided hiking trip to nepal would be the flight. In country expenses aren't much. I'd suspect flights to be about $1300-1500. There is potential to save a lot of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Annapurna Circuit Questions
April 06, 11:39pm

Re: Montbell Ex Light Down Vest:: Owners Is it Really Warm?
In my opinion, it's not warm at all. It's the type of layer that's a nice addition when just your rain jacket and tshirt aren't quite cutting it. It's not cold out, but somethin...

In GEAR » Montbell Ex Light Down Vest:: Owners Is it Really Warm?
April 06, 11:29pm

Re: Re: My AT 2011 Photos
Thanks! I didn't even see any goats. Are they seasonal? I may have been too early.

In Photo Gallery » My AT 2011 Photos
April 06, 11:26pm

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