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Alex Wallace (FeetFirst) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Simple really; I enjoy getting lost in my local mountains and that's it. This site passes the time when I find my way back to the fluorescent lights, ugh. If you would like detailed, up-to-date information about the conditions in the Sierra, check out the true authority at:
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Have you ever walked into work after a great backpacking trip and everyone wonders why you have a $hit eating grin on your face? I have.

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 13, 9:01pm

@ Aaron
Good to hear that the quality is there. Please do keep us updated on your experience. What size did you get? When you have a monent, can you post the measurement for the frame length and should...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
January 13, 8:49pm

Looks good
Thanks for the pics, Steve. Is there a frame sheet? If so, can you describe the material and config.? How about the hip belt? How wide is it? Thanks again.

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
January 12, 9:50pm

Cap 4 too warm
From my experience, Cap 4 is a bit too warm for temps above freezing while backpacking. Especially if I'm working hard gaining elevation. Cap 2 would work well while moving and supplemented wit...

In GEAR » Which capilene weight?
January 08, 5:29pm

20% off
According to their website, all of Katabatic's backpacks are 20% off of their list price right now. Must resist. If anyone does snag one, please report back with feedback. Thanks.

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
January 05, 5:15pm

on its way
Well, the deed was done. I snagged one on sale from Taunton Leisure (online).

In GEAR » Rab Alpine 45 backpack
December 31, 10:48am

Re: Ticks at Wildcat, Point Reyes?
Yes, Wildcat camp can have biblical proportions. I've also camped there many times where there were none. I think it has a lot to due with season and temps. I usually hit up Point Reyes dur...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ticks at Wilcat, Point Reyes?
December 30, 6:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Rab Alpine 45 backpack
Very helpful. Thanks again.

In GEAR » Rab Alpine 45 backpack
December 30, 5:00pm

Re: Re: Rab Alpine 45 backpack
Interesting - thanks. Do you know if Lowe Alpine is going to maintain the Alpine packs as is? I generally like Lowe's current range of mountaineering packs, but don't find their hip belt...

In GEAR » Rab Alpine 45 backpack
December 30, 3:30pm

Rab Alpine 45 backpack
Does anyone have any experience with Rab's recently launched backpacks that they'd like to share? Specifically, I'm interested in the Alpine 45 pack and may buy one if I can find it ava...

In GEAR » Rab Alpine 45 backpack
December 30, 1:14pm

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