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Danny Milks (dannymilks) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Sierras
About Me After having worked for four years at UC Davis Outdoor Adventures (as an assistant manager and guide) and two years at Shasta Mountain Guides (as a guide), my wife and I have decided it's time for a change. We got rid of everything we owned and are now in the midst of a multi-year world travel. We are mostly interested in healthy food and backpacking in all of the great mountain ranges. When we had a "home" we enjoyed cycling, backcountry skiing, running, and gardening.
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Maps for Huayhuash
Scott - Thanks for the kind words. The map selection was pretty limited in Peru. We were based in Huaraz, which is the closest city the Huayhuash. There are many trekking stores and guide agencies...

In Editor's Roundtable » Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash
December 17, 12:13am

Andes vs Himalayas
Hey Dan - we have not trekked in the Himalayas yet, so we cannot make a comparison. However, I'd be interested to hear about your stories and see your photos. Do you have a travel blog? (edit -...

In Editor's Roundtable » Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash
December 15, 7:34am

Thank you everybody for the kind words and compliments! We have a climbing friend who lives in Huaraz, Peru. He told us the the Huayhuash Loop is supposed to be one of the Top 10 treks in the w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash
December 15, 2:25am

Interesting reads. I particularly appreciated the "News" and "Testimonials" sections of the Gossamer Gear site.

In GEAR » UL time travel-- visit really old and
December 09, 8:28am

Cost of Spot2
I wanted to see if there were any discounts on SPOT2 and found it for $104.96 on Amazon with free shipping. That's a pretty good deal. Still, it doesn't help the $100/year contract.

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
December 02, 9:17am

Mammut Extreme Arctic Mitten
Mammut makes a mitten similar to the OR Altai: Mammut Extreme Arctic Mitten It weights 290 grams and has 600fp down. They could use higher quality down and lighter fabrics, of course, but they a...

In GEAR » down mittens
November 28, 8:08am

Dynafit Binding Patent Expires - New Competition
La Sportiva Launches Ultra Light RT Ski Binding For Winter 2010/11 I wonder who else will come out with a RT tech binding. Black Diamond? G3? And how will Dynafit respond to this new competi...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Dynafit Binding Patent Expires - New Competition
November 26, 8:10am

BPL Photo Contest?
Does anybody know if, and when, BPL is holding their Photo Contest this year? I haven't been able to find any announcements or chatter. Photos were due about this time last year. Might this not...

In Photography » BPL Photo Contest?
November 14, 5:32am

Great Review
This review is a breath of fresh air. How so? Well BPL reviews are generally very objective and hold products to the highest standards, which is why we all love BPL. However, it sometimes gets depr...

In Editor's Roundtable » MontBell Tachyon Anorak and Dynamo Wind Pants Review
November 03, 3:57am

The Helpful Push
Tom - sorry for the late reply, but I think we all need a push once in a while. For me it was losing my job. That was my last excuse for not traveling like this. As far as fears go, I have been...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Global Test: One Gear List for Two Years and Five Continents
August 13, 4:46am

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