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M G (drown) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Shenandoah
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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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

Re: Ok
I find it most disrespectful when people think rules don't apply to them or that they are somehow exempt and who then take offense and get prickly when it's pointed out to them. Your positi...

In GEAR » Ultimate SUL gear list in NH White Mountains? 6.8lbs
July 02, 11:42am

Re: So I'm doing the Sierra High Route...
Justin, How closely you follow the route is your choice. Roper describes alternate routes and the terrain will suggest others as well. The JMT is always fairly close by so if a section is too in...

In Pre-Trip Planning » So I'm doing the Sierra High Route...
June 27, 7:35pm

Canister choice
If you live in SF you should invest in a Weekender. Don't count on the ursack. Every year is the same story, approval is always pending....The weekender is a solid investment now with great res...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT 14–16 day plan
June 27, 3:41pm

Echo 1
Did you use in rain or drizzle? Experience? How spacious or small did it feel?

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Nobo
June 24, 7:55pm

Patagonia
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In Gear Swap » WTB Ultralight Rain Racket
June 14, 2:11am

Belt
HMG have been known to make customization to allow other belts to be used such as the ULA belts if you research the forum you may find pics.

In GEAR » hyperlight mountain gear
June 13, 6:46pm

Advice
When are you planning on leaving? Seasonality will dictate some of the advice as well as what type of terrain and landscapes you like? Tell us about your experience. The more specific the questions...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2 months from DC to Seattle. What would you do?
June 13, 6:43pm

Not my world
"That is the world we live in now bros." That is the world YOU choose to live in. Even with the newest iphone in my pack I always carry a paper map. There is nothing comparable an...

In GEAR » Am I forgetting anything for a Sierra trip?
June 12, 9:41pm

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