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Ryan Linn (ryan.c.linn) - BPL Guest

My Locale Maine!
About Me I've worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club and Green Mountain Club for several seasons. I led a trail crew in Vermont for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps near Stratton Mountain. I hope to continue working on or near hiking trails, although the seasonal work thing is hard to sustain over the long run. We'll see how that goes...

AT 2007, New England Trail 2009, PCT 2010. CDT...?
My Website URLhttp://guthook.blogspot.com

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Re: ULA Circuit or MLD Exodus need some feedback.
Ooh, these are the two main packs that I own. I guess I should throw in my two cents. Dan, I used the Circuit for the beginning of the PCT last summer, and it worked very well. Especially with a...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit or MLD Exodus need some feedback.
May 03, 1:44pm

Re: Re: When GG stops BREAKING...
It's because she's been beating people over the head with them. I've seen it. It's not pretty. :) Sometimes the lifespan of a pole is based on luck. I got about 3000 miles out of...

In GEAR » When GG puts a flick lock on their LT4's...
May 02, 7:11pm

Re: Can bugs bite through Noseeum when it is in contact with skin?
Skeeters and blackflies can bite through pretty much anything that's in direct contact with your skin, but I was also planning on trying something like you are, Brett. The trick I'm goin...

In GEAR » Can bugs bite through Noseeum when it is in contact with skin?
May 02, 4:32am

Re: Sorry about that name thing...
Probably the thing to do would be to see if you can find a set of the GG's that you can play around with to test them out. I always have this problem with cottage industry companies-- not being...

In GEAR » When GG puts a flick lock on their LT4's...
April 30, 8:34pm

Re: When GG puts a flick lock on their LT4's...
In my experience, Leki and Komperdell twist-locks always took a long time to tighten fully, and often slipped because you had to tighten them like a vise to get them to stick. Flick locks seem to h...

In GEAR » When GG puts a flick lock on their LT4's...
April 30, 6:50pm

Bump
It just wants a good home :)

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Vapor Trail
April 27, 4:45am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Baxter
"and is there any cooler mountain than Katadhin!?" True. Good point. I'll still recommend the Grafton Loop Trail, because Sunday River Whitecap and Bald Pate are also super cool...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pay to camp in Maine parks?
April 26, 12:41pm

Re: Vapor Trail belt: weight? go without?
Joe, I just weighed mine, which is size S, but was surprised to see it come out at 7.5 ounces. I would guess if you had a light enough load in that pack, you could possibly go without the hip belt....

In GEAR » Vapor Trail belt: weight? go without?
April 26, 6:29am

Re: Re: Baxter
Yeah, Baxter is pretty strict with their camping policy, but that's because it's technically not a state park and gets no money from the state government if I recall correctly. It's all...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pay to camp in Maine parks?
April 26, 6:25am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Sarah's recipe for Cranberry Macadamia Cereal Bars
Alright, I'm a convert. These are fantastic. And relatively easy to make endless varieties. I'm on my second batch already! Thank you indeed, Sarah.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sarah's recipe for Cranberry Macadamia Cereal Bars
April 23, 3:12pm

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