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Roleigh Martin (marti124) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
About Me Formerly from MN and NY, now in Reno, NV, I have been hiking every summer in the High Sierra since 2000. From 2000-2007, we did the High Sierra Trail (HST). Been doing the John Muir Trail since then, every year. I am the lead moderator for the for 2011-present. I'm doing a PCT Section Hike that includes most of the JMT in 2015. See my Google Profile for more and top links on a variety of topics (click on "My Website URL above"). I also lead hikes for the Sierra Club.
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All Forum Posts by Roleigh Martin

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Re: Rain skirt vs. rain pants?
Why did your use of the rain kilt disappoint you? In the High Sierras where I do my long hikes, I still favor for July/August a kilt. I did switch from a silnylon kilt to a heavy duty cuben fiber...

In GEAR » Rain skirt vs. rain pants?
April 03, 4:28pm

The pack designed for Bearikade Expedition Canister
bump - see above.

In GEAR » Vapor Trail discontinued
April 01, 1:01pm

New Granite Gear Packs
I share your regret over the death of the Vapor Trail and Nimbus Ozone. There are some things to consider though. The weight of the floating panny pack lid on the Vapor Meridian and the Nimbus ...

In GEAR » Vapor Trail discontinued
April 01, 10:59am

Re: Delamination
This is the first time I've seen this topic of delamination covered. I'm grateful. I had this happen with my Montbell 150 pad, it was out of warranty, I sent it to Montbell and they sent ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest ProLite 3 Air Mat Product Review
March 29, 5:47pm

Re: pre-filter disappointment
Couple of questions and comments, Nick. I only cut out the metal ring of the filter. Left the rest there. Did any water pour over the top of your cut-down filter? Anyway, with murky water, th...

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
March 29, 5:10pm

Re: Bad Batch
What is the thickness of the Cuben Fiber in question? Can it be described in terms of how Cuben Fiber is described at 's materials page? Anyway, this is another very interesting...

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 17, 10:06pm

Re: Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
I referred someone who is in the business with Cuben Tech fiber and got back this comment: "I'd like to pass it on to my contacts at Cubic Tech and see what they have to say. They do make...

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 17, 7:37pm

Re: John Muir Trail Itinerary has a whole library of detailed JMT itineries. Roleigh 2011 Lea...

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail Itinerary
March 16, 12:39pm

Re: Re: Steripen
I have used Steripens for 4-5 years and was a beta tester for their Opti model. I find their Opti model the most reliable of all Steripens they've made, not once failing on me. I have worked ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN vs H2O Amigo, a long distance hiker’s comparison
March 09, 8:35am

Re: Re: If Ryan Jordan gets to talk to Steve Jobs
Nick, apps like "ITopoMaps" let you download the map segments for where you're doing the hike ahead of time, then when you're out beyond cell reception, if your GPS is working (an...

In Chaff » Ryan Jordan and Steve Jobs
March 07, 6:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Roleigh Martin

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Wilderness Press John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition
Review of John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition, by Elizabeth Wenk, Wilderness Press, 2014, 296 pages. Reviewed by Roleigh Martin, Lead Moderator: Jo...

In Books and Media
June 09, 8:47am

zpacks Company
I have bought many items from Zpacks, including some new items he started carrying as a result of my orders, such as the large size pack cover; the 1000 cu inch zero pack; and he provided a customized...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 16, 10:49pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Thanks to these reviews mentioning the problems and the recall issue, I called MSR up and found out I had a problem element and I was mailed a replacement. I won't be able to determine how good i...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 25, 2:02pm

Leukotape P Sports Tape
Andrew Skurka spoke in Minneapolis today at the Outdoor Expo and I took down his notes on foot care and found some links, including this thread. He recommends shoes that keep your feet cool (he u...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 26, 11:31pm

Bear Boxer 101 Contender
Can you please provide a link for the Bear Boxer 101 Contender? Thank you. Never mind -- I found the link, I presume it is here:

In Miscellaneous Products
May 23, 6:43pm