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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Backcountry traveler and writer in my spare time.

I have given up on PMs due to their tendency to encourage poorly considered inquiries. Please contact me through my website. I enjoy pack construction and trip planning questions in particular.
CityThe Fish
StateMontana
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '14/15

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Re: Conditions from Gates Park to Route creek?
Gary, that fire was somewhere NW of the Gates ranger station. The CDT was rerouted that fall. John, Meredith and I were hiking up the South Fork to raft back down when that 2012 fire got starte...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 12, 1:16pm

Re: Conditions from Gates Park to Route creek?
It was burned, but not recently. According to the fire hx map John posted above back in March, that stretch burnt way back in '81. It's still almost entirely open until you get close to R...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 12, 10:17am

Re: Re: Re: Re: 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Fantastic map Tanner. You have me going north of Gates when I went south and used the bridge, otherwise I think everything is dead on. My route was absolutely not the most efficient, but it was...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 12, 9:18am

Re: my thoughts on Gear Deals
The tough part is that turkeys are the one species where I reckon you really do need proper camo. The "mountain hunting" clothing companies are starting to catch up with the mountain wal...

In Post-Trip Reports » UL attempts at Spring Turkey Hunting in NM
June 12, 9:09am

Re: UL attempts at Spring Turkey Hunting in NM
Good stuff Kevin. The turkeys around NW Montana are introduced Merriam's, and I've yet to see any evidence of them in the backcountry. Turkey is tasty, but hunting the edges of cornfields...

In Post-Trip Reports » UL attempts at Spring Turkey Hunting in NM
June 11, 3:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Pinnacle
The biggest MLD pack (Arc?) is pretty close to 70 liters, totally frameless, and I'm sure darn light (~600 grams?).

In GEAR » Golite Pinnacle still relevant?
June 11, 9:55am

Re: Adjustable backpack and other camping with a baby and toddler questions
Osprey has a few packs with adjustable torso lengths. The Volt, for example, has maybe 6 inches of range at most. That might be enough for you both. If you're willing to spend more, the Para...

In GEAR » Adjustable backpack and other camping with a baby and toddler questions
June 11, 9:37am

Re: Anyone?
There is some basic info on the Queets and Hoh over at packrafting.org, in the northwest regional forum.

In Packrafting » Looking for beta on Olympics
June 11, 9:31am

Re: 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
I almost didn't do a "report" this year, as there is a lot to cover and such things are always reductive, but in the end there were so many near misses that I wanted to illustrate jus...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 10, 9:59pm

Re: Golite Pinnacle still relevant?
It's easy to think of packs which are lighter, tougher, carry weight better, and have a better feature set, but I can't think of any that balance all of those as well as the Pinnacle/Jam di...

In GEAR » Golite Pinnacle still relevant?
June 10, 4:39pm

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am