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Scott Bentz (scottbentz) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. I can get to a lot of nice hiking areas right from my street or travel for 15 minutes to higher elevations in the Angeles National Forrest. I started packing again with my sons in their Boy Scout troop. I was definitely not light that first trip 6 years ago and have been reducing my pack weight ever since. I mainly pack a few times a year in the Eastern and Western Sierras.
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All Forum Posts by Scott Bentz

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Trip
Of the two, the trip from Tuolomne to Agnew is the easiest. I think the little cirque at Donahue Pass is beautiful and if you haven't seen Thousand Island Lake it's worth the view. OTOH...

In Pre-Trip Planning » sierra trip reccomendations?
September 12, 10:35am

A Week in Seki
Chris, Nice trip report. I have done the HST all the way to Whitney and also the original plan you had cutting off at Colby and then up Deadman to Elizabeth Pass. I definitely prefer the trip up...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Week in SEKI
September 12, 10:28am

Food
Andrew, This morning I decided to weigh the canister with all of the leftover food you did not eat. The canister with food weighed in at 6.06 lbs. The Bearicade Weekender weighed in at 2 lbs....

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in 5 days 2 hours
September 12, 10:13am

JMT in 5 days 2 hours
I guess i should time in too. Nice job son! When we did the JMT a few years ago in 13 hiking days I felt that was fine for me but we all knew you were on a different speed level and we were holding...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in 5 days 2 hours
September 08, 3:25pm

Thanks Aaron
Aaron, Just want to thank you for your interest in my sons JMT hike last week. I have been a member of BPL I think since about 2008 and it has enabled me to take my friends and family on some aw...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
September 02, 10:34am

JMT List
If you are already not using the volume of a Pinnacle then you have a lot of choices in packs. I have an older Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus and the new Gorilla. I like the way the Gorilla fits me. O...

In Gear Lists » It may be early but... First cut at JMT list for 2014
August 22, 4:20pm

Calories
Aaron, My son is planning on a 7day JMT trip and was wondering how many calories you are alloting per day. This post has been pretty helpful. What type of canister are you taking? Thanks, ...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 22, 12:08pm

Lightweight fishing pliers
I use the Tenkara forceps and nipper. I catch and release so I don't use barbs. But still a small fish can get a hook caught a bit deeper than fingers can get at. It's nice to have the forc...

In GEAR » Lightweight fishing pliers?
July 31, 9:23am

First Trip with Wife
The first trip my wife came along also included two of my daughters. We started in the afternoon on the High Sierra Trail and hiked to 9 Mile Creek. The next day we went up to Hamilton Lake where w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First trip for the wife
July 30, 1:16pm

Everest
First of all David, I am sorry for your loss. Even though people are killed "doing what they love", it still is a loss. Climbers like that are really wired differently. On my trip hom...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » This is why climbing Everest is stupid.
July 29, 6:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Bentz

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MSR MIOX
We used a MSR Miox on a trip with 9 people (Scouts). We got very spotty results and ended up playing with the unit more than we wanted. It seemed like the perfect solution but was not worth the wait. ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 5:04pm