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M G (drown) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Shenandoah
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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Day length
We did an annual thanksgiving backpacking trip in Shenandoah every year before the munchkin came along. Days were shorter and crisp but it is my favourite time of year. No crowds, no leaves and the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Favorite 7 day trip for mid November USA?
July 26, 4:04pm

NE
I was initially interested in the Aditondacks if I could find domeone to share the driving from the metro DC area. The Whites are too far for a substitute. Still interested in setting up a mid Atla...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Meet in the White Mountains
July 26, 3:11pm

Nov
Grand Gulch Utah top to bottom. Need to shuttle car or do bottom to top by floating in. Zion is still nice at Thanksgiving. I would think plenty of Grand Canyon trails would be good. I wo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Favorite 7 day trip for mid November USA?
July 26, 1:50pm

Expensive item
Bearikade weekender A first generation Suunto altimeter watch back in 1999. Still ticking. Gotten lots of use out of it.

In GEAR » Unusual (and expensive) item that you consider worth it
July 24, 8:18pm

Things to cut
Seems like you have done the cheap low hanging fruit type of changes but your big 3 are still on the heavy side as mentioned. Lots of options for lighter tarps at a variety of price points depen...

In Gear Lists » Input on Getting Lighter
July 24, 6:40pm

Ankle injuries
Interesting article in today's NYT: http://nyti.ms/19cCzdd NYTimes: After a Sprain, Don’t Just Walk It Off Ankle injuries should never be taken lightly and are too often mistreated...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ankle injuries
July 24, 6:26pm

Pillows
Interested in both pillows, what's the best way to contact you?

In Gear Swap » FS: AlpineLite bug net tent 1.5 & two Kooka Bay inflatable pillows XL black
July 22, 6:36pm

Shenandoah
That is a long time for that park. It will be a very circuitous route unless you are sticking to the AT. I would consider pairing with something further west in GW NF or one of the wilderness areas...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shenandoah Trip Recommendations
July 22, 11:18am

"Solo: LeConte Divide and Goddard Canyon"
Excellent TR. Drooling with envy. Would love to see some pics of your bivy sites and setup and some more details on your gear and fishing setup, but just from personal curiosity. Thanks for ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Solo: LeConte Divide and Goddard Canyon
July 22, 4:41am

Re: MSR, Serratus, Patagonia
Bump with price drop.

In Gear Swap » Rainy day closet cleaning: Packs, raingear, and tarps by Serratus, Golite, Integral Designs, Patagonia
July 21, 5:42pm

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