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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fastest Known Times (FKT)
Let us all come together and celebrate diversity, aye? There are so many ways to "be" in the mountains, each of them doubtless equally rewarding to those who practice it. Why waste time...

In On the Web » Fastest Known Times (FKT)
August 22, 5:42pm

Re: Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1"
"I definitely need to vist that region." The pictures don't do it justice, Steve. I have been unashamedly reduced to tears by the beauty on more than one occasion. I hope you inc...

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 22, 5:32pm

Re: Re: Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
"I especially like the one taken behind the two rocks that gives the appearance of looking at a stunning formation through a key hole." We had taken shelter from the rain beneath an o...

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 22, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OT-SHEP14
Thank you, Brendan. I think you'd be right at home up there from what I've seen of your TR's. Maybe we'll run into each other up there someday.

In User Test Forum » OT-SHEP14
August 21, 9:32pm

Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
I've written enough about the Kern, so I'm not going to do another typical trip report. Rather, I thought I'd just post up a representative set of pictures from a recent 6 day trip Fre...

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 21, 9:24pm

Re: Re: Re: OT-SHEP14
Sounds like a good 3 way winter conversation brewing?

In User Test Forum » OT-SHEP14
August 21, 8:42pm

OT-SHEP14
I've written enough about the Kern, so I'm not going to do another typical trip report. Rather, I thought I'd just post up a representative set of pictures from a recent 6 day trip Fre...

In User Test Forum » OT-SHEP14
August 21, 6:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 2016
"Ah, this is where we'll have to disagree my friend. I have no use for Paul, but I'd vote Nadar in a heartbeat, certainly over Hillary or whoever ends up on the right. About the only p...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 20, 8:20pm

Re: Re: 2016
"He could always try running for prez as an independent/Libertarian candidate/whatever, where he doesn't stand much of a chance of getting elected, but could be an interesting spoiler"...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 20, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
"Second, thanks for the marmots! I've never earned even one before, much less five!" I tried to give you 5 ouzels but I couldn't figure out how to copy, never mind replicate, a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
August 20, 4:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

REI Peak UL
I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm