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Craig W. (xnomanx) - BPL Professional Member

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About Me Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
-K. Vonnegut
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All Forum Posts by Craig W.

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Re: Gabriels
None of the high country up HWY 2 is open yet due to the Station Fire. Chantry and the San Gabriel River are open. You don't need a special adventure pass for overnights. If yours expires ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a hike recomendation in San Gabriels
July 13, 11:44pm

Fish Bowls, Los Padres N.F., 7/9-7/10
An overnight with my kids Shant (recently 9) and Sage (recently 7) and friend Michael and Xylia (14). Hiked ~6 miles to Fish Bowls camp in Los Padres National Forest. Cookies, wet wipes, s&...

In Post-Trip Reports » Fish Bowls, Los Padres N.F., 7/9-7/10
July 13, 3:07pm

Essentially Subjective.
One person's great outdoor adventure that requires carrying 10 or more "essential" survival gadgets is another person's typical morning run.

In GEAR » Gear Geek 10 Essentials
July 12, 2:22pm

Re: KA-BAR with or without serrations?
Rambo like serrations and blood grooves.

In GEAR » KA-BAR with or without serrations?
July 08, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Re: More on Ultra Training
I'm running at about your speed Art. My last trail 50K was ~7:20...Plenty of climbing and technical stuff, but no, not fast by racing standards. But I don't do it for anyone else so it...

In Other Activities » Any ultrarunners here?
July 07, 10:52pm

Re: More on Ultra Training
Thanks Art. What were your longest runs in training to prepare for 50 miles?

In Other Activities » Any ultrarunners here?
July 07, 10:30am

Re: Re: Any ultrarunners here?
Cool, thanks guys. OK, I've run marathons and 50K and I'm comfortable training for them, but October will be my first attempt at 50 miles. I guess my initial questions are as follows: ...

In Other Activities » Any ultrarunners here?
July 07, 9:49am

Any ultrarunners here?
I'm gearing up for a few 50K races (Aug. 22 and Sept. 18th) in preparation for a hard 50 mile race (10,000 foot gain, October 23rd) and have some training questions...Anyone here run 50 milers ...

In Other Activities » Any ultrarunners here?
July 06, 11:48pm

Re: Re: Camp Shoes
Agreed Art! What is the purpose of "camp" shoes? How about barefoot? If shoes are needed, why not just unlace whatever you're already wearing and take your socks off? If you'...

In GEAR » Camp Shoes
July 06, 12:48pm

VFF Sprint
Yes another VFF thread...a long-winded one at that. I bought a pair (KSOs) once, returning them the next day because the fit was weird and the whole deal felt gimmicky...I could not rest with th...

In GEAR » VFF Sprint
July 06, 11:56am

All Reader Reviews by Craig W.

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Montbell Thermawrap jacket
A great jacket- my XL weighs in at just over 10 oz. with its stuff sack. Very simple, functional design- perfect for 3 seasons in the Sierras when combined with a base layer and/or shell system.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
May 15, 8:56pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
These are great "dry" gaiters. As a trail runner I shopped and shopped for a good, breathable, and lightweight pair...not much out there. Most mainstream gear makers seem to seriously over...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 13, 8:55pm