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Adan Lopez (Lopez) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale San Gabriel Valley
About Me I dont own a scale or spend alot on gear, still I manage an 8lb base thanks to you good BPLers. Enjoyment is the goal here, which means light gear is important as is "lightness of mind". Kit must not be complex, fragile or expensive.
CitySan Dimas
StateCA
CountryUS

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BACKPACKINGlight or backpackingLIGHT?
Luke, Awesome report man! I enjoyed your report alot, especially the sweet creek fishing you did. I was thinking about doing Cottonwood lakes with my family soon It's a bummer how people re...

In Post-Trip Reports » Horseshoe to Whitney 2014
September 02, 11:49am

New bump rule
Davec and Kat are obviously hippies, of course we need rules!! I vote for a new rule. If you bump, we unfriend you. Oh, and you have to dump a bucket of ice water on your head.

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 26, 4:46pm

kids think scenery is boring
Linda, what a great report! So many things here that I had learned hiking with my kids but had forgotten about. Your comment about how she could not care less about the views is spot on and it...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lakes Trail, Sequoia National Park (kid's first backpacking trip)
August 26, 4:37pm

Forget formulas, use Jamies formula
From the OP, it sounds to me like you a) have found the flaws in following formulas and b) know your pace pretty well and how it relates to conditions. The problem is you are trying to find an e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Distance Estimates
August 26, 11:39am

Dunes with the kids
Ike, inspiring post man, thank you for sharing. My wife just hit me up last week that we could possibly line up a family hike next month. I will be thinking of this report often as I plan mine. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Disco Divas
August 25, 11:10am

Kern Basin
Tom, Thanks for sharing, bud. This brings back fond memories. Cant tell you how much I appreciate your sharing this place with me. Looks like you and Fred had a wonderful walk as well. I think ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 22, 5:54pm

What part of backpacking does she like?
I dont know your wife, so I can only give very generic advice... Find what part of backpacking she likes best, and which parts she dislikes. Diligently tailor your hikes to suit her. My wife ...

In Philosophy & Technique » sharing the fun
August 22, 11:22am

Google My Tracks
In case its helpful to anyone here... The latest version of Google My Tracks (2.0.7) incorrectly handles elevation gain. When you start recording your hike, you will immediately be credited an e...

In GEAR » Favorite App for Tracking Hikes
August 22, 11:01am

Are FKTs cool....or eeeeevil?
To me, the reasons for doing an FKT, having interest in FKTs, popularity of FKTs, etc are all so obvious, that I cant imagine it needing to be explained. What's not so obvious to me is the n...

In On the Web » Fastest Known Times (FKT)
August 21, 4:34pm

the hermit
Great read, Doug! thanks for sharing! I definitely understand the need for deep sustained stillness. But my version was always several hours or up to a few days. Soon, I'm craving companions...

In On the Web » The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit
August 21, 2:17pm

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