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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. Debating whether to go 2 weeks or more. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...)
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FS: Patagonia XL
Alpine wind and Los Lobos (both gray) now at a site rhyming with Fleabay as of this edit with buy now options

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia XL
January 07, 9:29am

Re: Estimating Mileage for Grand Canyon
Going up is just a climb (think 1hr = 1000 ft for most), but going down so much faster. The Tonto is relatively flat and mostly just a bit dusty. One could make some miles if some of the water so...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Estimating Mileage for Grand Canyon
January 05, 2:26pm

Re: Re: Wheeler/Latir Peak instead of Pecos Wilderness?
@Micheal: After fires closed all other NM forests, we did Latir first and it seemed like a lot of little splendid views vs. Wheeler which is one spectacular view (assuming PM dust isn't an issu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wheeler/Latir Peak instead of Pecos Wilderness?
January 05, 12:26pm

Re: Insurance during a long hike
For domestic travel (AZ, CA, NM constantly), .. I carry my medical and dental insurance cards from my home ("domicile" in legal speak ... a judge I've hiked with says to have one) an...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Insurance during a long hike
January 05, 12:17pm

Re: Wheeler/Latir Peak instead of Pecos Wilderness?
There are differences. The Latir Pks lend themselves to mostly short rocky and/or forested side trips, though loops can be explored and even making mini-loops. Wheeler Pk is accessible by a few ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wheeler/Latir Peak instead of Pecos Wilderness?
January 05, 11:22am

Ticks and microclimate
Spent a week there this past summer but didn't notice any. Further thinking about it ticks are more active when it's warmer, so perhaps the coolor exposed ridges didn't get warm enough...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ticks at Wilcat, Point Reyes?
January 01, 1:50am

What they don't know won't hurt them
You can always store new gear in the attic. A recently deceased buddy of mine hid about 13 tents, 10 packs, etc.. up in one.

In Make Your Own Gear » BPL think tank on creating more structure/carrying comfort for a Jam pack
January 01, 1:41am

Re: All You Need to Know About Fastpacking
Fantastic article. Think you can post that if anyone asks how do I. get into ..? Devote the rest of SUL subforum into specific gear or gear specifics.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » All You Need to Know About Fastpacking
December 26, 6:38am

Re: Winter Pack
Was thinking about a McHale with a hood add-on and daisy chains to strap on gear. I think the smaller capacities would be useful on a hut-to-hut or yurt hike where only carrying survival gear. Of...

In Winter Hiking » Design THE perfect light winter backpack
December 26, 6:33am

Re: Re June
Just to add to what Luke said, even with unlikely large amt of snow on the trail via Jacks Ck., someone will have cut through the snow by Memorial Day Wkd. Heck, I've been that person postholi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness snow June 2015?
December 26, 6:28am

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