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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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Ten Lakes
One of my boys and I did the loop from Ten Lakes to May Lake a couple of years ago. The drop into the canyon after Ten Lakes is real beautiful and spectacular. I think it's only about a 22 mile...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite: Ten Lakes Basin
October 02, 5:17pm

Technique for Talus
Thanks Ryan for the article. My son and some friends went over Lamarck Col and Alpine Col. earlier this year. I had picked the route as we had 2 days of hiking before we headed to Tahoe. I found th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for Talus
September 25, 11:51am

Sierra Wandering
Wow! What a great trip. I really love that area and it is so accessible, however, where you were very few venture. Thanks for the great report and especially photos. Scott

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra Wandering ~ 08/24 - 08/30/2013
September 20, 11:23am

Lamarck Col
Duane said: "I think I'll be leaving North Lake over the Lemarcke (sp) Col on Friday 09/27. Maybe five days back in Evolution Valley, so forth. Duane" We hiked that earlier in the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake/South Lake loop
September 19, 1:45pm

NorthLake South Lake
Aspendell - Aberdeen Yea, I was so irritated by the time I got there I couldn't see straight (even though I've been by it a number of times).

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake/South Lake loop
September 18, 1:30pm

NorthLake South Lake
Bob said "The morale is, don't count on any quick hitchhiking." Boy, do I ever know that! Last summer I did the loop solo. I came out at North Lake Saturday morning about 10:30 am and...

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake/South Lake loop
September 18, 9:45am

Trip Report
Here is Aaron's trip report: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=81939

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
September 17, 12:23pm

3 Season Gear
I think Amy and Jennifer have nailed the most obvious: Sleeping bag. I have WM bags too but on the JMT I like my 40ยบ Montbell SS. I also will going to a quilt soon but cannot comment as of yet....

In Gear Lists » 3 season gear
September 17, 11:45am

6 days on JMT
Aaron, Nice report. Glad you were able to "slow down" and enjoy your trip. Funny how our best laid plans often get changed in the Sierra Nevada. It's nice to have the ability g...

In Post-Trip Reports » 6 DAYS AND 200 MILES ON THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL
September 16, 10:27am

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

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