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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, ... thinking about multi-week.

I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Hk Newman

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Re: How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
If in the mountains with a lot of flowing water, I will take a dip or wade if the sun is out (to dry off - if its raining, rinsing won't be a problem). No soap but clothes on which smell a litt...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
May 27, 9:13am

Foot shape issues resolved.. watch that fit
Once the swelling went down, found callouses with blisters underneath same location on both feet which gave away about 4 wks ago. Definitely a shoe fit problem. Got a copy of "Fixing Your Fe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Foot shape getting wierd with Tailors bunion? Advice going into mtn hiking season - temporary or permanent?
May 23, 2:00pm

Re: high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
I used Hoka's to backpack with foot pain having committed trips earlier this year. The cushion is great but as billy sez, the "height" of the soles can put a hiker off balance especi...

In GEAR » high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
May 23, 1:49pm

Re: cuben colors
I like my MLD 🍐 green cuben mid combined with a tan sil inner aesthetically and am real tempted to get another design in the same combo. My Zpacks 🍏green is quite a bit more stealthy though,...

In GEAR » Colors options of Cuben
May 22, 8:25am

Up but not down
I could see a Thanks or a Thumbs Up in the post-trip area, ... but looking at the discontent on a number of threads, maybe not a thumbs down. You could see a group get together to down vote perfe...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Will new website have a thumbs up, thumbs down feature?
May 21, 10:44am

Re: Re: Re: Pecos Wilderness
Pecos and Santa Fe have some historical sites themselves but a lot of private ownership around them, big fishing areas on either side of NM 63. The jacks ck TH connects to Beatty's Tr 25 and t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
May 21, 9:41am

Re: Re: Re: Santa Fe - Taos snow conditons
I was up on the west side about 3 wks ago and ran into decent snow in the drainages. However, there has been some snow and precip since then from both south and north. Ed: Caleb has better info ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
May 20, 1:30pm

Re: reply
.. CCO or Teva ...is the inner sole material any different than Keen or Chaco? Can answer 3 of 4 for the models I had. Chaco's are the heaviest (per pair, ...1 lb and change), but the com...

In GEAR » Most breathable sandals
May 19, 11:06am

Re: Most breathable sandals
Breathable but secure uppers? I've used Chaco sandals mostly with socks for mostly walking (did a couple backpacks with them too). The footbed is synthetic but I'll dip them into chlorine e...

In GEAR » Most breathable sandals
May 19, 9:27am

Re: Re: Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
Many are following the updated "Wild" packing list too (just looking at some of the gear lists there's traditional to UL). Anecdotal, but meeting a few cpls coming off the PCT early d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 19, 9:18am

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