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Hk Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Mostly 2 to 3 day loops, with a couple weeklong trips too, likely going 2 weeks or more with upcoming severance. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...), maybe better food (and beverage) for most overnights. Then again I might want to do a spartan "fast n'light" overnight ... and the gear closet grows.
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListEver changing gear list

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Foot shape getting wierd with Tailors bunion? Advice going into mtn hiking season - temporary or permanent?
Force marching through the Gila in tighter than normal trail runners last wk, seems my outer toe joint is bulging outwards. Dr Google yielded ice, elevation, NSAIDs, and bunion pads, the quality o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Foot shape getting wierd with Tailors bunion? Advice going into mtn hiking season - temporary or permanent?
March 18, 11:01am

Gila - Hell's hole to the Meadow route
Met some buddies (traditional packers) for a number of days circumnavigating the Gila's Woodland Pk and Cliff Dwellings National Monument. We got a late start coming from all corners of the st...

In Post-Trip Reports » Gila - Hell's hole to the Meadow route
March 17, 10:24am

Gear Q&A with Messner on BP - weight is the most important thing
Along with an exploding tent ... http://www.backpacker.com/gear/experts/gear-qa-mountaineering-legend-reinhold-messner/#bp=0/img2

In On the Web » Gear Q&A with Messner on BP - weight is the most important thing
March 16, 11:15am

Fallng limbs Re: "Sad news on the AT"
Bad news indeed but though extremely rare, death from falling large tree limbs does happen. An acquaintance from a local hiking club was backpacking with his best friend several yrs ago when the f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sad news on the AT
March 16, 11:06am

Re: WTB REI Sleeping bag
Wanting a used REI bag for cheap and a brand known about overseas doesn't seem a problem. Remember BPL tends to be at the top of Google searches. That said, Jack Wolfskin (Europe) is similar ...

In Gear Swap » WTB REI Sleeping bag
March 03, 12:39am

Re: Re: "winter"
Winter was forecast to be severe but kind of wimped out in the far West US. Oh yeah, congrats to them

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trauma & Pepper finish their winter-thru of the PCT
March 02, 4:32pm

J-tree graffitti
Signed by well known street "ar-tist" http://www.adventure-journal.com/2015/03/joshua-tree-national-park-defaced-by-well-known-street-artist/ It should be noted the graphetist cla...

In On the Web » J-tree graphitti
March 02, 2:42pm

Mogollon Trail #153 (the Gila, NM)
With the recent warm spell (highs in the mid-70's), I did an overnight to Mogollon Trail #153 in the southern Gila. *WARNING: In summer the start of this trail is hot*. A 4WD is needed to cros...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mogollon Trail #153 (the Gila, NM)
February 25, 2:48pm

Re: Oy ...
Yeah man. When I posted, I just wanted to see if anyone had any info on the snazzy prototype pack..

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 25, 2:38pm

Re: Santa Fe
The main plaza still has many restaurants (including some microbrews) and all kinds of touristy shops but still kind of neat. Some are at the southwestern part of town where motels are (NM14 and I...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
February 18, 12:17pm

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