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John Taylorson (heyjt) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SoCal
About Me Backpacking since high school, trail-guided in collage, then took a 25-year break after hauling a 35-pound pack. Today, I am 25-pounds lighter (my pack that is) and now enjoying sub-10 base weight weekends and week-long treks while teaching Scouts the joy of doing more with less.
CityLos Angeles
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.trekleader.com

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Re: re: Exploring The San Gabriels
This is a nice time of year to do the hike too. The flies and mosquitoes were a bit irritating in certain places but it wasn't too bad. Hardly anyone on the trails--the camps were nearly empty.

In Post-Trip Reports » Weekend Backpack-- Exploring The San Gabriels
June 12, 11:20pm

Re: Re: Weekend Backpack-- Exploring The San Gabriels
The water levels were better than I expected. The West Fork usually has water year-round so hopefully it will continue to flow through the summer. BTW, nice site you have!

In Post-Trip Reports » Weekend Backpack-- Exploring The San Gabriels
June 12, 11:13pm

Re: Arizona Highline Trail
Looks like you guys had a blast!

In Post-Trip Reports » Arizona Highline Trail
June 12, 7:31pm

Weekend Backpack-- Exploring The San Gabriels
Last weekend my wife and I loaded our packs and took off for a few days into the foothills of Los Angeles. Our plan was to complete 25 miles, but not rush. Instead, take time to explore--to go off ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Weekend Backpack-- Exploring The San Gabriels
June 12, 1:51pm

Re: glacial water
"Any SUL techniques to get rid of them tiny silt particles in glacial water?" Use a bandana or other fine cloth as a prefilter. I've also brought a paper coffee filter -jt

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 2: Food & Water
May 30, 12:05pm

Spork/Spoon
I ditched my spork a couple years ago. I found that I was not using the fork-end and they are hard to handle. Instead, I use a long spoon (Sea To Summit .4oz)a little heavy but helpful with fre...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 2: Food & Water
May 30, 9:10am

Water in the local Mtns
I head out into the San Gabriels backpacking at least once a month, all year long. During the dryer months, I choose routes off of the topo map, signifying perennial streams (solid blue lines vs. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Any thoughts on backpacking trips in So Cal that have water this time of year. Los Padres and Sespe Wilderness???
May 26, 5:42pm

Re: Rough Cilicia, Turkey, 25th-28th April 2013
Nice report! Talking about a hike through history... Excellent photos and reporting. --jt

In Post-Trip Reports » Rough Cilicia, Turkey, 25th-28th April 2013
May 20, 10:54pm

Re: April 6-7 Kibbie Lake Yosemite NP
Great report and photos!

In Post-Trip Reports » April 6-7 Kibbie Lake Yosemite NP
April 20, 11:13pm

Titanium Ti-Hook Stakes $1.00ea
Not sure if this has been posted but Lawson Equipment is having sale on a load of good stuff, including ti stakes at a buck each. He is also selling Aquamira Drops for $12.95 and free shipping on a...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Ti-Hook Stakes $1.00ea
April 09, 6:21pm

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