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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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14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
Here is a proposed gear list for a two week loop leaving next Friday in SEKI. This is my big trip for the year. List Plan is to head south on JMT from Onion Valley, summit Whitney ( maybe s...

In Gear Lists » 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
September 08, 10:04pm

Re: Re: complaints?
"There are no athiests in a foxhole." Not only is that an ignorant statement, it's pure bullshit. +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "nothing will hit us, we will not die, we will not drown, in JESUS name"
September 08, 9:42pm

November trip
New Zealand...South Island has endless possibilities, should be good time to be there in Nov, spring...I spent two weeks there in Sept. last year but could easily have spent 2 years there is so muc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Please offer some ideas for a November trip
September 08, 9:16pm

You seem to have three top layers + a vest. I'd want something warmer than a down vest...I'd leave at least one of the top layers behind and swap the vest for something with a hood and slee...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for 5 day Wonderland Trail
September 08, 7:53pm

Salomon XA Comp 7 vs. La Sportiva ultra raptor.
Interested in long term durability experience with either of these shoes. Especially on Sierra Granite both on and off trail?

In GEAR » Salomon XA Comp 7 vs. La Sportiva ultra raptor.
September 05, 5:32pm

"Utah trip mid November"
I would highly recommend a loop in Grand Gulch.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Utah trip mid November
September 03, 8:54pm

"Ultralight Group Cooking"
OK so i though last weeks' articles were a bit below the bar...Maybe we are at a Luau and this is a limbo line and the bar is suppose to be getting lower. I don't mean to insult the author ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Group Cooking
September 03, 8:50pm

The key is to plan extra time to acclimatize. If for example you can spend two extra nights and one extra day before " starting" you will stand a much better chance of avoidig problems. P...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ropers Sierra High Route
August 18, 7:48am

Leave the windshirt. Come prepared for swim holes A 40 F bag or quilt will be more than adequate. You will be lucky if it drops below 50 IMO.

In Pre-Trip Planning » First season Michigander going to Shenandoah...Preperation
August 16, 1:28pm

Correction on frozen water
My friend just read the trip report and wrote to report he had many ice crystals in his water bottle and his drinking tube was frozen. I slept with my water bottle as a pillow so probably prevented...

In Post-Trip Reports » Stupid Light in the Cathedral Range?
August 15, 11:01pm

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