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M G (drown) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: My (failed) attempt at a SHR section.
Justin, Thanks for posting this. Lots of important lessons for many of us here. I think planning adequate acclimatization time is critical. Bob's got the right idea, climb high on an acclim...

In Post-Trip Reports » My (failed) attempt at a SHR section.
September 09, 10:06pm

Re: 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
Re: Re: 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list Posted 09/08/2013 23:23:41 MDT by Bob Gross (--B.G.--) http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_...

In Gear Lists » 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
September 09, 9:05pm

Re: Re: 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
Paul & Andrew, Thanks for the comments. My last extended trip in the Sierras was southbound on the JMT in 2009 and was 10 days later in the year going from Yosemite to Palisade Lakes. I saw...

In Gear Lists » 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
September 09, 9:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
I did notice and research that old trail appearing and dissapearing on various vintages of topos.That's what initially drew my attention to the area when looking for an alternate route back nor...

In Gear Lists » 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
September 08, 11:00pm

Re: Re: 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
B.G. I have a couple routes in mind but we'll evaluate depending on time of day and weather. Harrisson is the obvious choice, but I've read of an easier option going north located betwee...

In Gear Lists » 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
September 08, 10:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
Hi Nick, I like my houdini as well. I agree it's a no win argument, but I think I'll be Ok without it this trip. I may feel differently afterwards. asterix indicate items (and weight)...

In Gear Lists » 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
September 08, 10:40pm

Re: Re: 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
OR Helium II. Thinking of leaving Houdini behind, seems redundant given what I'll be carrying, but still undecided. I know it's a long standing debate here and I don't have much to cont...

In Gear Lists » 14 days in SEKI, Sept 14-28. Any comments on this gear list
September 08, 10:23pm

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

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