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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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And the Oscar goes to...
Excellent job! I am moved, inspired and encouraged after viewing your video for the third time. I lead the backpacking program for Troop 4 in Pasadena, CA. With this being our centennial yea...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boys in the Wild (Short Film)
January 30, 7:36pm

Great stuff sack for sleeping bag
I've been using the roasting bag as a stuff sack for my sleeping bag (WM Summerlite) and sometimes my clothes bag. It weighs next to nothing, stuffs well and is waterproof. My only complaint is...

In Multiple Use Gear » Not Just For Turkey
October 30, 8:08pm

CT Complete
Great trip report! It look like you had a great time. Now you need to do the PCT...

In Post-Trip Reports » I Finished the CT!
October 14, 8:54am

Re: re
"Your daughter looks like she had a great time! :o" What a complement! My wife is pretty, youthful and adventurous. But we only have a son :)

In Post-Trip Reports » Tuolumne to Yosemite Valley via Red Peak Pass-- August 7-12, 2012
October 14, 8:37am

Tuolumne to Yosemite Valley via Red Peak Pass-- August 7-12, 2012
Last year my wife’s and my packs were in excess of 25 pounds base weight each. This year our packs were both sub-10lbs each (including bear canisters), with my pack weight at 19lbs and Amber’s ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Tuolumne to Yosemite Valley via Red Peak Pass-- August 7-12, 2012
October 13, 5:12pm

As a thru hike--closed
I posted my trip in "Post-Trip" http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=69215

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gabrielino Trail -- Doable?
October 13, 10:56am

Mt. Wilson Open Jaw -- October, 5 -7, 2012
After nearly two months of 90-degree-plus days, an 80-degree weekend sounded real good! Last weekend I lead our Boy Scout Troop on an over-night to Henninger Flats (above Pasadena). The hike up was...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mt. Wilson Open Jaw -- October, 5 -7, 2012
October 13, 10:34am

Re: Is every ultralighter obsessive?
When ultralight begins spilling into the rest of your life as a philosophy (do more with less), then it does become obsessive. But being "obsession" is not always a negative; anything tha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is every ultralighter obsessive?
October 13, 9:40am

Re: Re: As a thru hike--closed
Mangus, I just went on your blog and noticed you spend [last weekend] at Henninger? I was there last weekend leading a group of scouts and I think I noticed your tarp tent. We were cowboy camping d...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gabrielino Trail -- Doable?
October 07, 8:27pm

As a thru hike--closed
I just checked with the Forest Service regarding the Gabrielino Trail, whether it is open in its entirety. They said from Switzers to the Arroyo is closed. It looks like I'll have to do a m...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gabrielino Trail -- Doable?
October 05, 2:05pm

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