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Roleigh Martin (marti124) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
About Me Formerly from MN and NY, now in Reno, NV, I have been hiking every summer in the High Sierra since 2000. From 2000-2007, we did the High Sierra Trail (HST). Been doing the John Muir Trail since then, every year. I am the lead moderator for the JohnMuirTrail@YahooGroups.com for 2011-2013. I organized groups (without charge) for the JMT, 2008-2011 for the hike I participated in (from 5 to 8 people). I'm doing a JMT 2014 group hike again. See my Google Profile for more and top links on a variety of topics (click on "My Website URL above").
CityReno
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CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Roleigh Martin

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Re: Tips for hiking down very steep inclines
This thread nicely complements a thread I started and which has some interesting replies. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=6745...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tips for hiking down very steep inclines
August 26, 7:23pm

Re: Re: Support the Muir Trail Kickstarter Effort
Thanks Ken, I was not aware of that thread. I responded over there. Some are confused about how kickstarter works and it's hard to find their FAQ, I had to search for awhile before I found it...

In On the Web » Support the Muir Trail Kickstarter Effort
August 23, 10:56pm

Re: $1 - Kickstarter pledges are much easier (but you have to read their FAQ)
I had the same concerns but read their FAQ. I post the two most important things about their FAQ here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?bo=wat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Muir Project on Kickstarter
August 23, 10:53pm

Support the Muir Trail Kickstarter Effort
I believe most of the group has seen the phenomenal video, The Muir Project - Kickstart link. Their Home page. A kickstarter documentary about their fund raising efforts is here, a good page to...

In On the Web » Support the Muir Trail Kickstarter Effort
August 23, 10:10pm

Re: How do you walk downhill like a Sherpa?
Bob, I found a posting of yours that does a descent description. If you care to elaborate please do. Here is your earlier posting: "Re: Walking Technique? on 03/19/2011 12:52:18 MDT ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
August 23, 8:05pm

Anyone use Chi Walking to improve hiking?
I've posted the above trip report problem elsewhere. Another hiker said he had a similar problem until he started walking according to the advice given in Chi Walking. Link Also at the Ch...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
August 23, 8:00pm

How do you walk downhill like a Sherpa?
Bob, Thanks. Can you please go into detail, carefully describing how to walk downhill like a Sherpa. Thanks! Roleigh

In Post-Trip Reports » Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
August 23, 7:59pm

Re: Knees
I'm 62.

In Post-Trip Reports » Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
August 23, 4:48pm

Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
I did fine on my 2012 3rd full-thru JMT hike for the first 16 days of hiking but on the 17th and 26th day of hiking the ordinary schedule is to do about 4-5 miles uphill then 10-11 miles downhill (...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ever get a bruised knee bone from doing a long hike?
August 23, 12:48pm

Re: Bad Elf -- weighs .4 oz
Bad Elf, I emailed them and heard back: "Just Skyped our engineers and the weight of the elf is .4oz. Best Regards, John?

In GEAR » Gaia GPS / iPhone Verizon users: Vote for my suggestion!
June 18, 12:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Roleigh Martin

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Wilderness Press John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition
Review of John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition, by Elizabeth Wenk, Wilderness Press, 2014, 296 pages. Reviewed by Roleigh Martin, Lead Moderator: Jo...

In Books and Media
June 09, 8:47am

zpacks Company
I have bought many items from Zpacks, including some new items he started carrying as a result of my orders, such as the large size pack cover; the 1000 cu inch zero pack; and he provided a customized...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 16, 10:49pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Thanks to these reviews mentioning the problems and the recall issue, I called MSR up and found out I had a problem element and I was mailed a replacement. I won't be able to determine how good i...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 25, 2:02pm

Leukotape P Sports Tape
Andrew Skurka spoke in Minneapolis today at the Outdoor Expo and I took down his notes on foot care and found some links, including this thread. He recommends shoes that keep your feet cool (he u...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 26, 11:31pm

Bear Boxer 101 Contender
Can you please provide a link for the Bear Boxer 101 Contender? Thank you. Never mind -- I found the link, I presume it is here: http://www.bareboxer.com/products.htm

In Miscellaneous Products
May 23, 6:43pm