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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 16 and 7 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
StateIndiana
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/user/topshotrhit
My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Re: Re: Re: Wind River current conditions
Thanks for the info. I may hold off a couple days to give some more melt time. Did you write a report on your trip last year? I have Pallister's book but haven't found too many current r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind River current conditions
July 08, 1:37pm

Re: New Waterproof lightweight camera help needed fast
Too late now, but this is what I used to make my S100 waterproof (I've only used it a couple times in shallow water). Not the most convenient but gets the job done with some minor (to me) limit...

In Photography » New Waterproof lightweight camera help needed fast
July 07, 9:57pm

Re: Wind River current conditions
I must not be interpreting the NOAA data correctly. It appears there is essentially no snow west of the divide (SWE or snow depth overlays). The overlay I prefer (snow depth departure from normal) ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind River current conditions
July 07, 9:35pm

Re: FS: Salomon Men's X Ultra trail running shoes (size US 13)
Sold

In Gear Swap » FS: Salomon Men's X Ultra trail running shoes (size US 13)
July 07, 6:39am

Re: powder
FWIW, you should never use soap in or near a water source. Even the biodegradable stuff is harmful to aquatic life. Also shouldn't if you've applied Deet/sunscreen. Anyway, yes, I normal...

In GEAR » Personal hygene (the naughty spot question)
June 30, 6:39am

Re: Wind River Bridger forest WY
We'll be too late for you this year. We'll be there around 23 or 24th I'd guess. Let me know how nasty the skeeters are. Seems to be little snow if I'm reading the NOAA data correctly.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Wind River Bridger forest WY
June 29, 9:16pm

Re: Re: Re: New tie-out idea...
I see. I agree. I use a piece perpendicular to each normal tieout to spread the stress over more of the edge.

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Strength Analysis
June 18, 5:39am

Re: reduced again
Dropped to $40

In Gear Swap » FS: Salomon Men's X Ultra trail running shoes (size US 13)
June 17, 8:08pm

Re: New tie-out idea...
Just a guess on my part but I suspect the resistance has much more to do with the fact that the forces are now at an odd angle to the tape instead of perpendicular. Recall that you can easily rip m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Strength Analysis
June 17, 6:16pm

Re: reduced
Price dropped to $45

In Gear Swap » FS: Salomon Men's X Ultra trail running shoes (size US 13)
June 11, 7:44pm

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