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Eugene Smith (Eugeneius) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Nuevo Mexico
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CityLas Cruces
StateNew Mexico
CountryUSAish
My Website URLhttp://desertpaincave.blogspot.com
My PDF Gear List2 year old outdated gear list that needs to be updated badly

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All Forum Posts by Eugene Smith

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Re: pics
Thanks Mike. We don't have the greatest organized trail system here, but proximity to the trails from my door is hard to beat and there are never crowds. You definitely have to work for the r...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 10, 9:25am

Re: Re: Re: weak week :)
What I lacked in volume this week I kinda made up for in quality. Saturday's run brought a big smile to my face- the clouds put on a show in the range as a cold front blew through our area . ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 09, 10:41pm

Re: Bag Layering???
Can you effectively layer your Pinnacle without impeding on the loft of the bag? An adequately lofted EN rated 15F down bag on its own should be warmer than a compressed down bag stuffed inside ...

In GEAR » Bag Layering???
December 08, 10:36am

Re: Zion Training
These pics are from this past Sunday's longish run (14 miles). This was an atypical run for me, but I was pressed for time. I headed straight out the front door and hit the irrigation ditch b...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 05, 10:37pm

Re: Re: Re: FS: Consolidated FS post of numerous items
Doug already has a Range Rover, it's buried underneath all those puffy down items in the garage.

In Gear Swap » FS: Consolidated FS post of numerous items
December 05, 8:56pm

Re: Re: Re: route
Reading through everyone's posts, going West -> East sounds like the best decision for all involved, whether that be runner, potential crew or support member of some kind (ie. family or frie...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
December 05, 8:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure- Zion Traverse 4/5/14
You bring up some good points Art. Consider some "worst case" scenarios with a key swap, if a runner/keyholder bails out along the route. I'm leaning towards a paid shuttle ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
December 01, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure- Zion Traverse 4/5/14
I'm not entirely convinced the E->W traverse is necessarily a "faster" route than the opposite direction, but climbing up the E. Rim late in the day sounds rough. A full day of ru...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
December 01, 9:00pm

Re: Re: GoPros are UL
@John S.- I have done some video work for past trip reports and gear vids, but haven't in a while. I was shooting with a Nikon D7000 and a 35 f1.8 lens at the time, not a GoPro. I downsized ...

In GEAR » Go Pro
December 01, 8:12pm

Re: Re: 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure- Zion Traverse 4/5/14
Took a few lazy minutes to skim over the heap of Zion Traverse writeups on the web. I think running E to W and getting the biggest climb out of the way early is the way to go, judging from the rep...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
December 01, 11:14am

All Reader Reviews by Eugene Smith

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Mountain Laurel Designs
Ron had my MLD Spinnaker Monk tarp repaired and improved upon free of charge with reinforced tieouts in 1 week, from shipping to Rons' shop, sewn, and shipped back to me, one week! This would nev...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 10, 9:43pm

Golite Shangri La 1
I have owned the Golite Shangri La 1 for several months now and have used it on about 3 trips so far in the desert southwest with variable weather conditions in the mountains and lower regions. F...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
May 16, 7:20am

Western Mountaineering Megalite
I recently used the WM Megalite on a 5 day trip through the Gila with temps at night ranging from the mid 20's to the lower 40's. Light wind was present each evening and the bag and draft tub...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
April 13, 10:00pm