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Kyle Meyer (kylemeyer) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: Oregon PCT conditions in mid Sept. to early Oct.?
The bugs will be gone entirely in the northern half of the state, and perhaps also south. The weather will already have a chance to be really sour—last year I was planning to go from South Sister...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Oregon PCT conditions in mid Sept. to early Oct.?
June 25, 10:26am

Re: I got mine from shoebuy.com
Got mine from shoebuy also. The puke green is actually a really appealing, "designerly" yellow/green. As a professional designer, I approve.

In Gear Deals » Coupon/Sale on the Houdini?
June 08, 12:59pm

Re: Re: The Holy Grail: An All-Purpose Electronic Device
Ah yes, that crazy time before the iPhone…

In GEAR » The Holy Grail: An All-Purpose Electronic Device
June 01, 7:41pm

Re: Lightweight Frameless Backpacks State of the Market Report 2011: Part 1 – Choosing and Using a Frameless Pack
"Given that I have the Wind Rider, I completely understand where Will is coming from. It is essentially a frameless pack with minimally stiff stays that provide some back support but no stiffn...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Frameless Backpacks State of the Market Report 2011: Part 1 – Choosing and Using a Frameless Pack
June 01, 2:36pm

Re: no ohm or circuit?
I agree about the Ohm & Circuit—both have as much a removable frame as any of the Gossamer Gear or Six Moon Designs packs. The fact that these aren't even considered in the state of the m...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Frameless Backpacks State of the Market Report 2011: Part 1 – Choosing and Using a Frameless Pack
June 01, 12:43pm

Re: Sleeping Bags
To answer Greg, I've always used down bags and haven't found any issue with using them in even the most damp of conditions. In February, I camped in the Columbia Gorge at 3900' and ...

In GEAR » The Pacific Northwest Gear Thread
May 30, 7:06pm

Re: Re: The Pacific Northwest Gear Thread
I agree with Dale—windshirts work great out here. I backpacked out fifteen miles today through mostly snow and light rain wearing just a wool tshirt and a houdini and was perfectly comfortable th...

In GEAR » The Pacific Northwest Gear Thread
May 29, 10:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Follow up...
The map doesn't care if you have an account, and works for me in Firefox on OSX. Not sure what's going on for you. Feel free to send me an email at kyle@wenthiking.com if it persists or you...

In On the Web » My feature rich backcountry mapping site.
May 24, 5:20pm

Re: Follow up...
Hey Ryan, I'm doing something similar at http://wenthiking.com/map. You can view topo maps (I've found ESRI's are the nicest), draw lines and have distance and elevation calculated, ...

In On the Web » My feature rich backcountry mapping site.
May 24, 4:21pm

Enchanted Valley
Great report Chris; this is such an awesome hike. Here are a few photos from my trip there in early June last year. I met 13 bears (3 babies), and we started calling them forest cows.

In Post-Trip Reports » 24: Enchanted Valley
May 18, 7:33pm

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MLD Trailstar
I've now had the Trailstar out over thirt...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 18, 11:43am