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David Noll (dpnoll) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Maroon Bells
About Me I was more of a BWCA guy but am getting into
backpacking because my wife loves it so much and
then we can do more together. On the sunset side
of 60. In 2008 and 2009 I spent more time backpacking than canoeing.
CityLake City
StateMn
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by David Noll

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WCT
Ike, The trail itself was not as crowded. Sometimes we were alone for fairly long periods of time. However, the campgrounds were usually as crowded as the pictures show. The campsites were all on ...

In Post-Trip Reports » West Coast Trail trip report
August 22, 5:24am

West Coast Trail trip report
West Coast Trail Trip Report From August 4 to August 10 my wife and I hiked the WCT. Mary had done the trail in 2000 with my sister Barb, and had always wanted to go back. I had always wanted...

In Post-Trip Reports » West Coast Trail trip report
August 19, 9:56am

Mn North Shore
I have used both MicoPur tabs and a filter on the Superior Hiking Shore and they both work.

In GEAR » MN's North Shore--water filter needed?
August 18, 3:27pm

Haven vs Duo
I had the Lunar Duo and the size is great but switched to the Haven last year and my wife and I have really enjoyed it. It has plenty of room,the venting is great, but best of all when you set up ...

In GEAR » SMD Haven for 2 or Lunar Duo
August 17, 6:06am

pad with quilt
For me I have found it best to use a very light T shirt and sleep on the pad. I use a Kooka Bay pad with R 4 synthetic insulation, 2-1/2" thick.

In GEAR » Pad with quilt use.
August 17, 5:56am

Midwest
The Superior Hiking Trail. http://www.shta.org/index.php

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions - Midwest
August 16, 8:42am

Maroon Bells
My wife and I did the Maroon Bells 2 years ago and on Aug 1st had 1" of ice on our tent when we woke up. Don't skimp on insulation.

In Gear Lists » Maroon Bells list - hack away
August 11, 10:59am

West Coast Trail Trip Report
Diana, My wife and i just finished the trail yesterday and yes I think everyone should put it on their bucket list. It is a very different experience at the campsites as you see the same people al...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip report, The West Coast Trail
August 11, 10:49am

WCT
When we get back I will post a trip report and list what worked and what didn't and a link to my Flicker pictures.

In GEAR » West Coast Trail gear question
July 29, 11:02am

WCT
Operative word being "WIFE" the bug net it is.

In GEAR » West Coast Trail gear question
July 27, 2:08pm

All Reader Reviews by David Noll

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Packa s/m 2008 model
I have used my packa for two years and so far like it better than any other rain gear used. With a pair of chaps the weight is 11 1/2 oz. Last year I only got to use it once but this year it got used ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 10, 7:35pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I waited a long time for GG to come out with the LT 4 w/ straps and ti was woth the wait. The grips and locking mechanism are outstanding. Both my wife and I used them and were completely happy.

In Trekking Poles
August 09, 4:04pm

ULA Ohm
My wife and I just got back from a 5 day trip in the Maroon Bells where I used the Ohm for the 1st time on a trip. The workmanship is impeccable. Initially I was concerned with the hip belt but after...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 09, 4:00pm

trail designs gram cracker w/ caldera cone and SUL 1100
My wife and I just got back from the Winds. For cooking we used a gram cracker W/ a caldera cone and sul 1100 pot. We only boiled water for FBC and averaged just over 1 1/4 esbit tabs for each mea...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 12:54pm

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Ether Thermo 6
I bought an ether thermo 6 full length for both my wife and myself this spring. We have both used them for 8 nights so far. We stay warm down to about 35-40 degrees and below that add a GG 1/8"...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 25, 12:45pm

Stephenson 2R
Our Warmlite has the side windows and full zip door. It has done the Winds, BWCA, Isle Royale and the Superior Hiking Trail on weeklong trips and has handled wind, rain, and snow. It weighs 3#60z, set...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 31, 7:21pm

ULA H2O Amigo
Just got back from Isle Royale where you have to filter water because of tapeworms in the inland lakes. The ease of filtering was great. Just hang it in a tree and wait. The fact that it can double ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
August 18, 3:25pm

Inov8 RocLite 315
This was my first trip with light running shoes. I did a 5 day trip on the Minong Trail on Isle Royale starting out with a 29# 7oz load. They handled wet weather, rocky ridges, and the load with no p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 16, 7:51am

Six Moon Designs StarLite
I was finally able to use my Starlite pack this past week on Isle Royale for a 6 day trip. I was traveling with my wife so I was carrying a 29# 7oz load. I loved the way it handled the wgt using a Pr...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 16, 7:43am