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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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CityThe Fish
StateMontana
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '13

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Maybe
"Dave I'm assuming the river will be a lot more pushy then it was on our trip right?" Very possible. We had ~5000 cfs, which isn't trivial. My rule is that below 2000 the Sou...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 12, 10:04am

Re: Re: neoprene socks
It's a tough one. That wading section might be 50 minutes total if you're moving, not much in the scheme of a 13 day route, but I was impressed with how cold that water was. Mountain stre...

In Gear Lists » 13-day Grand Canyon Traverse
November 12, 9:59am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
"...on this I agree with you 100%. But the unexplained logic underlying your conclusion that: "In my mind it's axiomatic that adding gravity-powered locomotion to foot travel facilita...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 11, 6:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Grand Canyon High-Flow Release of Colorado River
It's pretty entertaining to cross an eddy line and go from 1 mph to 12.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon High-Flow Release of Colorado River
November 11, 10:47am

Re: RidgeRest Mod Ideas
A ridgerest cut to fit, folded, in a Gorilla or Mariposa is a great mod. A little more structure than the stock sitlight, and makes a nice camp pad and underfoot insulation while sleeping.

In GEAR » RidgeRest Mod Ideas
November 11, 10:44am

Re: Warmest, most breathable winter mid layer
Cap 4 and the various immitators, because it does the best job thermoregulating. My personal favorite apparel innovation in the past five years.

In GEAR » Warmest, most breathable winter mid layer
November 11, 10:42am

Re: September...
Thanks Diane, my mom is pretty awesome. Clayton hit the nail on the head; June is great for locals but hard to recommend for someone planning months in advance and traveling a ways.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier in June?
November 11, 6:23am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
Skis are machines invented to make human travel easier and faster. The categorical side of this question seems pretty basic. Tom (and anyone else whose mind might not be made on this point), I&...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 11, 6:19am

Re: Maybe not
The weather is a roll of the dice. The later in June, the better. Far, far fewer people are a huge reason to put up with that ambiguity. The concern is that rangers will try to shuttle people to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier in June?
November 10, 8:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
"When you see bikies coming down a hill towards you, with their back wheel locked up so they are digging a groove in the friable mountain soil..." Skilled cyclists don't skid. H...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 8:26pm

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am