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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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Popcorn
Now you've done it! A new obsession, trail popcorn! Time to test my caldera keg to see how it works. If only corn kernals were lighter.

In User Test Forum » Test
March 18, 12:54pm

Traing Hikes/Sheep count
I missed that report Bob. I'll look it up. We got up to the viewing areas and clouds rolled in over the top of us. The best sheep viewing I've had is when I wasn't out there to count ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » San Gabriel Valley folks, what are your favorite training hikes?
March 17, 9:40pm

Your favorite 200-300 miles
The John Muir Trail

In Pre-Trip Planning » Your favorite 200-300 miles
March 17, 1:05pm

Smiley Gear
I'm with Thomas on this one. Old guys know what's important. My Nalgene 32oz. Wide-Mouth Cantene is my never hit the trail with out it piece of gear. Good for 2 pees in middle of the nigh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 17, 1:03pm

GGG/SOCAL
We have about 43 signed up including family members and a few tentative attendees. Many say they are coming on Sat and staying overnight. A lesser number are signed on for all three days and a few...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 16, 11:11pm

Training Hikes
As Craig mentions there are a lot of options beyond Echo. 3 routes up to inspiration point (and three routes back) making for 9 different semi-loops. Combine the hike with an overnight stay at Mt....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » San Gabriel Valley folks, what are your favorite training hikes?
March 16, 9:51pm

Filler method
How many days food are you planning for? I have the Weekender and have managed 9 days--8 days in the canister and carry the first days food in my pack. As Nick said it depends a lot on your food ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Using the "filler" method with a bear can
March 14, 3:41pm

MLD at SoCal GGG...sorta!
"be an unofficial MLD mid rep" Ya gotta start somewhere Stephen. Maybe you'll end up with a whole new career. All kidding aside that great you'll be bringing up some of ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 14, 12:36pm

Solar Charger
I'll be the 4th or 5th or... vote for the Suntactics sCharger 5. I hike with a couple of friends that share one for their multitude of electronic items and constant facebooking. It does the jo...

In GEAR » best solar charger right now? march 14"
March 12, 6:58pm

OHT
I hiked the trail in 2010. Information about that trip can be found here: http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=10424 We stayed at some of the campsites you listed. At a few places...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Highlands Trail questions
March 12, 12:02pm

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