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Jay Wilkerson (Creachen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale East Bay
About Me Accept, Adapt then Attack!
CityJust 12 miles to Mt. Diablo
StateNor Cal
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All Forum Posts by Jay Wilkerson

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Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
Andrew, I did walk through a "few" snow patches and that snow was very thin. Mineral King is definitely HIGH country and it was kind of alarming because of the lack of snow at two 11,600+...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
June 18, 1:19pm

Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
Yes the last picture was recommended by the ranger. The marmots chew through hoses and drink anti-freeze but will not chew through a blue tarp? Go figure! I was very happy my car was in good condit...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
June 17, 7:05pm

Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass (Pictures)
MK: Spring Lake Five lakes MLD Patrol Shelter w/ Yama Mountain Gear 1.25 Bug Shelter Sawtooth Pass

In Post-Trip Reports » Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
June 17, 6:28pm

Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
Hey Chris, I definitely had some issues with altitude on the first day. Going up Black Rock Pass I was stopping every 10-15 minutes to rest and I mean really "REST" going up and over th...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
June 17, 2:55pm

Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
I did Justin and then connected the Big Arroyo trail to the Lost Canyon trail up to Sawtooth Pass. That is truly some High Country!

In Post-Trip Reports » Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
June 17, 1:54pm

Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
Timber Gap GLOW! Black Rock Pass 11,600 ft. I have more pictures but the SYSTEM is not letting me down load the picture size? I will research and post later.

In Post-Trip Reports » Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
June 17, 1:05pm

Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip- July 13-14
Sounds like a great trip and dates. I just ordered a ZERO backpack from ZPacks- Good timing! Digital scales are a must and Less is More! Off to Mineral King in a few hours. Jay

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip - July 13-14
June 12, 5:07pm

Trip Plans
I have a permit for 4 people to Mineral King on 6/13-16. Two friends had to back out and I am going for sure so if any friends want to come along send me a PM to see if we can carpool and workout t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hey you from that out-of-control-thread move over here and plan a trip
June 07, 5:42pm

Hoover Wilderness Suggestions?
Snow Lake or Green Lake

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hoover Wilderness Suggestions?
June 06, 11:00pm

Mineral King
Thanks Paul, That's good to know. Justin I will check out the web cam.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mineral King
June 02, 10:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Jay Wilkerson

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Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
I have been a member of REI for over 15 years...I purchased a REI Bivy sack over year and half ago -I never used it--just in the backyard to test it out..Anyways I returned yesterday-- the customer se...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 02, 9:27pm

Nunatak Alpinist Mummy 20 degree
I have used the Nunatak Alpinist mummy bag 16 nights so far in 2009 and I have never been so comfortable sleeping. I ordered a large with a 64 inch shoulder and 40 inch foot box at 6'6 length..I ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 13, 1:30pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
There has been a lot of hype generated around this sleeping pad and I have to say it is very warm and comfortable to sleep on. I used last week in Emigrant Wilderness and the temps got below freezing...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
June 23, 12:37pm

Equinox 6x8 Globe Skimmer Tarp
I am very happy with this simple tarp. It has a smaller footprint then other tarps thus is perfect for a solo hiker. The 6x8 tarp has 12 gromets to guy out with which adds a lot of versatility for p...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 18, 4:14pm

Trail Life- Ray Jardine's Lightweight Backpacking
I bought the original version in 1998 and that book forever changed my life for the better. Trail life is pretty much the same book except with more pictures and few new paragraphs of information. T...

In Books and Media
April 22, 9:31am

Nunatak Alpinist
I ordered a (Custom) Alpinist Mummy bag in January. I wanted a lighter bag then my WM Superlite- that's why I went with a CUSTOM bag!! Tom told me it would come in at 27 to 28oz-I thought great.. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 10, 4:11pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
The Wet Fire is Quick and easy to use!! What more can I say-I call them the (Magic Marsh Mellows). I used them at the Lost Coast in some very blistry conditions and they started a fire in no time at a...

In Miscellaneous Products
April 06, 4:16pm

Outdoor Research Outer Shell Mitts
The combined weight of the OR shell mitts is 1.5oz- I use them in conjunction with the Patagonia liner gloves. The mitts are great because they give a lot more options on the trail. Use them with the ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 19, 9:26am

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
I used them last week in the Sierras for a day hike in the snow. They were very warm but they got a hole (Left hand) about two hours into the hike. I was using trekking poles and a hole started (worn...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 16, 3:01pm

MSR Mug Mate Coffee Filter MSR coffee filter
It does not get any simpler then MugMate for cowboy coffee. Just add coffee grounds to the MugMate and put it in your cup/pot- let it seep for a few minutes and then perfection!! If you want more fla...

In Cookware - Other
March 10, 10:58am