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Miles Barger (milesbarger) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale West Virginia
About Me I was a guide for many years in Yellowstone, Denali, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Moved to Eugene, Oregon, for my Master's and got a good taste of the PNW. Now I'm in West Virginia making maps for all of our wonderful national parks with the NPS Publications program at Harpers Ferry Center.
CityCharles Town
StateWest Virginia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://milesbarger.com
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All Forum Posts by Miles Barger

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Trip Help: WA, OR, CA, AZ, UT in winter
Hi all, I'm going to be going on a long road-trip. Here's the tentative itinerary. As you can see, there's a mix of visiting friends, couchsurfing, hiking, and backpacking. Suggesti...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Trip Help: WA, OR, CA, AZ, UT in winter
October 30, 10:26pm

MontBell Peak Shell experience
I've been guiding in Denali NP all summer. The rain here is, of course, nothing compared to SE; however, it did rain almost every day for all of July and the first week of August this year, and...

In GEAR » Best Light Waterproof Shells under $2505
September 07, 11:19pm

Can't feel them
The poles are recessed about 1/8" inside the grip, which leaves space for a small, plastic plug that keeps in an extra rubber gripper and out water and dirt. They're totally comfortable, n...

In GEAR » Re-gluing Adjustable Goat Pole Grips
May 07, 3:04pm

Regluing complete
I was unable to find a slow-set metal epoxy here in the bustling metropolis of Wasilla, so I went with what was available at the Home Depot: Loctite Metal Epoxy. After quickly mixing the epoxy, ...

In GEAR » Re-gluing Adjustable Goat Pole Grips
May 07, 11:34am

Official response
Titanium Goat got back to me a few days ago. "Your poles were some of the first that we produced. A couple of folks had issues with the grips slipping, even though we were using the 'r...

In GEAR » Re-gluing Adjustable Goat Pole Grips
May 06, 10:49am

Re-gluing Adjustable Goat Pole Grips
I contacted Titanium Goat about this a week ago but never heard back. Time to give the community a go. My Adjustable Goat Pole grips have become loose, sliding down the pole after 10-15 minutes ...

In GEAR » Re-gluing Adjustable Goat Pole Grips
May 03, 4:09am

Roman Dial on Discovery Channel
Roman, good to see you on Expedition: Alaska. Thanks for not being as cheesy as some of the other presenters and staying a bit closer to real science. And nice rafting moves, man; those rapids were...

In Chaff » Roman Dial on Discovery Channel
April 21, 1:35pm

Thoughts
Content ----------------- I understand the arguments that this is off topic. Strictly speaking, this is true. However, startling individuality, a desire to live closer to nature, and the strength...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Making Unconventional Choices for a Better Life
April 11, 12:56am

An example of cost-driven "greening"
via Kottke.org:The Navy Federal Credit Union has embraced green architecture, but not for any of the usual reasons.“You’ve been asking for data,” Ebbesen says to me. “Well, ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Sierra Club sells out
March 28, 1:35pm

Money. It's a gas.
This is an interesting article. Thanks for pointing it out. I agree with many of your sentiments. I can imagine the logic of the Sierra Club. This new product is far from perfect, but itR...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Sierra Club sells out
March 27, 5:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Miles Barger

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Montbell Peak Shell
I was a guide in Denali NP during the summer of 2008. It rained almost every day for all of July and the first week of August this year, and I was out in it all day, every day. My MontBell Peak She...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 14, 10:59am

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I bought two pair of Darn Tough's 1/4 Mesh Merino socks in size Large on closeout at an internet retailer. After wearing one pair for a short, 8-mile hike, a hole formed by the big toe on my righ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 02, 5:51pm

Bent Gate Moutaineering Customer Service
Bent Gate Mountaineering I ordered a Western Mountaineering Summerlite from them. The price was very good, the item shipped quickly, and the bag arrived just...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 19, 12:11pm

ULA Equipment
This review is really a 4.5. Brian has always thoughtfully and informatively responded to my emails. His products are absolutely top notch, and I have no doubt that he would stand firmly behind hi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 18, 12:21pm

Marmot Ion
Man, what a disappointment. I, too, got stuck with the Campmor version of the Ion. I'm quite thin and short-waisted, so the Ion's athletic cut and short length were great for me. The fit of...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 18, 12:15pm

Gossamer Gear
I've ordered a handful of pads and small items from Gossamer Gear. The products have always shipped out the next day, I've been kept up to date with good emails, and things have always arrive...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 18, 12:10pm

ULA H2O Amigo
I've owned the H20 Amigo for about one year, with most of my use concentrated in Yellowstone and the Tetons during the summer of 2006. When I'm by myself, I tend to stick to AquaMira becaus...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 18, 12:06pm

Grand Prairie Knives Customer Service
Grand Prairie Knives I bought a Gerber Microlight LST from the site. The price was great. I entered an incorrect digit when putting in my credit card info. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 17, 2:53pm