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Roleigh Martin (marti124) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
About Me Formerly from MN and NY, now in Reno, NV, I have been hiking every summer in the High Sierra since 2000. From 2000-2007, we did the High Sierra Trail (HST). Been doing the John Muir Trail since then, every year. I am the lead moderator for the JohnMuirTrail@YahooGroups.com for 2011-2013. I organized groups (without charge) for the JMT, 2008-2011 for the hike I participated in (from 5 to 8 people). I'm doing a JMT 2014 group hike again. See my Google Profile for more and top links on a variety of topics (click on "My Website URL above").
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All Forum Posts by Roleigh Martin

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Re: Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
Bob, your wise therapist has great advice. My problem was that I thought my knee was pre-injury healed, it took 17 days on the JMT to realize it wasn't and only then when it was doing greater ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
September 01, 10:40pm

Re: Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
I think the problem was (a) my left knee was not fully healed to pre-injury (July 2 2011) state of health and (b) because of "a", not taking 2 days to do the long downhill descents.

In Post-Trip Reports » Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
September 01, 1:23pm

Re: Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
Bob, I forgot to answer your question. My base load was 20 lbs (way too much, it should have been 16 lbs). With food and water, typical weight was about 26 lbs. Base included the 2 lb 5 oz beari...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
September 01, 12:45pm

Re: The Muir Project on Kickstarter
Good idea for the bump. We need to keep this in JMT-fan's mind, because they need to raise the remainder of the needed money in the next 30 days. This is really worth supporting. I donated a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Muir Project on Kickstarter
August 28, 3:16pm

Re: Tips for hiking down very steep inclines
This thread nicely complements a thread I started and which has some interesting replies. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=6745...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tips for hiking down very steep inclines
August 26, 7:23pm

Re: Re: Support the Muir Trail Kickstarter Effort
Thanks Ken, I was not aware of that thread. I responded over there. Some are confused about how kickstarter works and it's hard to find their FAQ, I had to search for awhile before I found it...

In On the Web » Support the Muir Trail Kickstarter Effort
August 23, 10:56pm

Re: $1 - Kickstarter pledges are much easier (but you have to read their FAQ)
I had the same concerns but read their FAQ. I post the two most important things about their FAQ here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?bo=wat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Muir Project on Kickstarter
August 23, 10:53pm

Support the Muir Trail Kickstarter Effort
I believe most of the group has seen the phenomenal video, The Muir Project - Kickstart link. Their Home page. A kickstarter documentary about their fund raising efforts is here, a good page to...

In On the Web » Support the Muir Trail Kickstarter Effort
August 23, 10:10pm

Re: How do you walk downhill like a Sherpa?
Bob, I found a posting of yours that does a descent description. If you care to elaborate please do. Here is your earlier posting: "Re: Walking Technique? on 03/19/2011 12:52:18 MDT ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
August 23, 8:05pm

Anyone use Chi Walking to improve hiking?
I've posted the above trip report problem elsewhere. Another hiker said he had a similar problem until he started walking according to the advice given in Chi Walking. Link Also at the Ch...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
August 23, 8:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Roleigh Martin

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Wilderness Press John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition
Review of John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition, by Elizabeth Wenk, Wilderness Press, 2014, 296 pages. Reviewed by Roleigh Martin, Lead Moderator: Jo...

In Books and Media
June 09, 8:47am

zpacks Company
I have bought many items from Zpacks, including some new items he started carrying as a result of my orders, such as the large size pack cover; the 1000 cu inch zero pack; and he provided a customized...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 16, 10:49pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Thanks to these reviews mentioning the problems and the recall issue, I called MSR up and found out I had a problem element and I was mailed a replacement. I won't be able to determine how good i...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 25, 2:02pm

Leukotape P Sports Tape
Andrew Skurka spoke in Minneapolis today at the Outdoor Expo and I took down his notes on foot care and found some links, including this thread. He recommends shoes that keep your feet cool (he u...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 26, 11:31pm

Bear Boxer 101 Contender
Can you please provide a link for the Bear Boxer 101 Contender? Thank you. Never mind -- I found the link, I presume it is here: http://www.bareboxer.com/products.htm

In Miscellaneous Products
May 23, 6:43pm