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Nick Gatel (ngatel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me Started backpacking in the 1960's and still going strong.
CityPalm Springs
My Website URLhttp://www.popupbackpacker.com
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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Dog stuff
I don't hike with my dog for various reasons. I did get some of the ruff wear boots because of the summer heat and we go for a walk at least twice a day when I am at home. He hates them. And no...

In Gear Lists » Rough Gear List section hike AT
April 12, 11:43pm

Re: Kid Friendly Hike
Adan, This area is along the PCT, and not easy to find a loop. You could continue north the 2nd day towards Fobes saddle. It isn't far, maybe 3 or 4 miles. You will be hiking in high desert,...

In Post-Trip Reports » Know a good LA hike for a kid?
April 12, 11:09pm

Re: Re: Station Fire
Adan, I forgot to mention that this is not a hike through forest. First 1/2 mile is high desert, then through some nice groves of large shady oaks. The climb up the mountain is exposed chaparral...

In Post-Trip Reports » Know a good LA hike for a kid?
April 12, 10:15am

Re: Station Fire
Adan, I would check snow conditions wherever you go. The east side of the San Jacintos still has a lot of snow. I have not been up there in a while, but snow if visible on the east facing slopes...

In Post-Trip Reports » Know a good LA hike for a kid?
April 12, 10:05am

Re: share your trees
Actually a member of the lilly family... Other desert trees

In Photo Gallery » Share Your Trees
April 12, 12:34am

Re: It's great to have a great woman...
In my house, permission is called a "Kitchen Pass." Passes have to be earned by good behavior and paying attention to the Honey-Do List. More importantly, one has to live according to the...

In Chaff » It's great to have a great woman...
April 11, 11:45pm

Re: Desert Flowers are fading away
That tortise was big. I would guess at least 12" long. Don't see many of them anymore. They are on the "threatened" list, which is just below endangered.

In Photo Gallery » Desert Flowers are fading away
April 11, 10:31pm

Desert Flowers are fading away
Some pictures from this weekend around the SE corner of JTNP and BLM land south of that.

In Photo Gallery » Desert Flowers are fading away
April 11, 8:08pm

Re: How much water do you need
Agree... it varies by individual. In really hot weather, pick your definition, wearing long sleeved shirt, a wide brim hat, and for some long pants will help reduce the need for water, and protect ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How much water do you need
April 11, 7:43pm

Re: Suggestions from a newb. It's worth what you paid for it.
I have heard that the Cogate Wisp does not last long at all. An alternative is a finger toothbrush. Agree on the the Photon. But I see no need for a 2nd one. I have had one on my car key chain f...

In Gear Lists » 3-season GEAR LIST (assistance)
April 09, 1:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Nick Gatel

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BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
Cool enough in 82F weather, warm in cool weather. Hood replaces light cap and light baclava. One piece of gear replaces several single items! Sizing is not 'standard.' But... if you review ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
March 09, 11:38pm

ULA Equipment
5/5 It seems that from earlier reviews, ULA has solved the communication issues with the addition of Casey to the staff, which must have solved that void. Not only was the communication great (t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 23, 1:49am