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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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Re: Shelter for Hawaii - how bug proof
My backpacks were in May down to the frigid 58°F or so for a morning low but enough to dampen most flying bugs. Problem I was warned about was the centipedes inflicting a nasty (but rare) bite, ...

In GEAR » Shelter for Hawaii - how bug proof
May 29, 8:33pm

Redford and Nolte film about AT - Take a Walk In The Woods
http://www.backpacker.com/news-and-events/news/celebrity-news/redford-and-nolte-take-a-walk-in-the-woods/ If it gets more people out there, I think it's generally good. Could cause some pr...

In On the Web » Redford and Nolte film about AT - Take a Walk In The Woods
May 28, 10:03am

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

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