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Jack H. (Found) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Sacramento, CA
About Me I'm the Trail Information Specialist for the Pacific Crest Trail Association. Cool huh?!

I've been a passionate backpacker since childhood. Started talking about backpacking online sometime in the early 1990s. Been ultralight since 1998.
My Website URLhttp://www.jackhaskel.com

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Re: Re: Re: Food Itenerary
I'll likely bring my Golite Shangri-La 1 or one of my Shires Tarp Tents.. Pitching a tarp might be a pain on this trip. What are you sleeping under? I've got a decent GPS that I can brin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » July 3-8th: 80-90 mile, partial cross country Sierran trip. EPIC!
June 18, 11:38pm

Re: Food Itenerary
Good questions Craig. I'm going to make the call and say that we're camping at the trailhead on Tuesday night. Us Norcal folks have a long drive and will be arriving pretty late (10-12p...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » July 3-8th: 80-90 mile, partial cross country Sierran trip. EPIC!
June 18, 10:39pm

Re: Nepal trekking and pass info
Not a direct answer, but I'd ready Justin Lichter's information about the GHT. I think there will be talk of some of those passes. http://justinlichter.com/?page_id=858

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Nepal trekking and pass info
June 17, 8:02pm

Re: San Francisco troops
Troop 14! http://bsatroop14.org

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » San Francisco troops
June 17, 6:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: sierra trip.
My thoughts? I think that OP sacks aren't worth much. Bears can smell food inside a can. The bear rangers in Yosemite also say that OP sacks don't do anything to protect food from anima...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » July 3-8th: 80-90 mile, partial cross country Sierran trip. EPIC!
June 16, 5:52pm

Re: Re: sierra trip.
> Regarding carpooling from up north, I think the plan is for you, James and me to meet up in the Bay Area then drive to Escalon where we meet Jack and leave a car at a BPL'ers house. If you...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » July 3-8th: 80-90 mile, partial cross country Sierran trip. EPIC!
June 15, 8:53am

Re: Re: bears
Sorry guys, I've been in the mountains for this discussion. It's nice up there. I lean away from bringing my bearikade. I'm only concerned about marmots and feel comfortable with a ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » July 3-8th: 80-90 mile, partial cross country Sierran trip. EPIC!
June 13, 9:16pm

Re: Window shrink insulation as ground cloth? Same as Gossamer Gear Polycryo?
I have been using Duck Brand window film insulation. I can't tell the difference between it and Polycro. It comes in multiple sizes on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Duck-1299529-Indoor-5-Wi...

In GEAR » Window shrink insulation as ground cloth? Same as Gossamer Gear Polycryo?
June 06, 10:55pm

Re: Re: july 3-8 sierra.
Sorry, Gary. It's still full.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » July 3-8th: 80-90 mile, partial cross country Sierran trip. EPIC!
June 04, 9:13am

Re: Low snow, Sierra loop for 6/1-6/3?
I just got out of Sequoia. Traveled up to the Tablelands at 11,000+ft. Snow was never an issue. What was around, was easy to walk across. It was rare at 8500ft, and consistent (depending on aspect)...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Low snow, Sierra loop for 6/1-6/3?
May 29, 8:22am

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