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Don Amundson (amrowinc) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I had been away from backpacking for many years. When I started researching equipment it was like coming too after a coma. I was amazed to discover "lightweight." I did the JMT in 2009 and have been regularly on the trail since.
CityPasadena
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.trailjournals.com/don

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GGG/SoCal
Hey Jack, I hope the injury was the result of some fun adventure at least. Do what you can and bring what you can. See ya on Friday.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 02, 2:52pm

GGG in Southern CA
Only 9 days to go! We've reached the magic number of 50 who are signed up. Magical for me anyway since it was the number I was hoping for. That includes family members, guests etc. Time for th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 02, 12:13pm

Trail Junction pack drop
I've always put my excess stuff (bear canister, sleeping bag, tent) in a 32 gallon trash bag I carry for "what if" reasons and then summit with my pack on. I just stick the plastic ba...

In GEAR » Lightest stuff sack/daypack?
March 31, 10:20am

Whitney Poop
There is privacy. It's just further away than in most places. Time it right and enjoy doing a bit of exploring. If someone comes up on you unexpectedly it won't be something they haven'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney zone #2
March 31, 10:03am

GGG/SoCal Gear Swap Items
So far my gear swap collection is pretty meager (see the photo). I'm going to have to dig a little deeper to see what I can come up with. What are the rest of you bringing? Show us what yo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 30, 6:49pm

JMT Trip-Onion Valley
There are a number of different options for resupply out of Onion Valley. I've resupplied from there 4 times. Having a packer bring your food in over Kearsarge Pass is the easiest and of cours...

In Gear Lists » JMT Trip in July
March 30, 6:16pm

GGG/SoCal Parking
I'll be parking at the nearest legal street parking spot. :-) There is plenty of street parking near the trailhead. Just pay close attention to the parking signs. I'll be talking to the ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 29, 10:28pm

CA Fire Permit
They changed this year with the addition of a dedicated site with the video and a "harder" test. Maybe it will prevent a fire or two by increasing awareness. We can only hope.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 27, 8:33pm

Fire Permit
I'll avoid the technicalities of this issue at the location we're going and just say yes, you need a CA campfire permit. They're easy enough to get online. Use this link: http://ww...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 27, 4:58pm

GGG/SoCal
Time is getting short for this event so I'm starting a minor advertising campaign to get some of you motivated. If you want to make the trek more than a relatively short jaunt there are some t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 27, 1:06pm

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