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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
StateNV
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttps://plus.google.com/+RoleighMartin/about
My PDF Gear ListMy gear list as of 4/3/2010

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All Forum Posts by Roleigh Martin

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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

Re: Re: But in the CDMA iPhone...
Douglas, what a fantastic link. I enjoyed the list of apps compatible with it. http://bad-elf.com/compatible-apps/ Any idea how much that plug-in weighs? Do you use it yourself? What is yo...

In GEAR » Gaia GPS / iPhone Verizon users: Vote for my suggestion!
June 17, 10:27pm

Re: This thread is drifting
Andrew, you're still stuck with Edge-receiving seeking though. That burns a battery down.

In GEAR » Gaia GPS / iPhone Verizon users: Vote for my suggestion!
June 17, 8:37pm

Re: This thread is drifting
I want the same feature for the ATT Iphone too. This is a great idea, Jack! I emailed Apple asking for a GPS-only mode or backpackers but have been ignored. I recommend all email apple asking fo...

In GEAR » Gaia GPS / iPhone Verizon users: Vote for my suggestion!
June 17, 8:05pm

Re: Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Review
David, I thought of that too. I miss the old Nimbus Ozone pack, the best pack GG ever made. It has a very long extension collar. Removing the lid from the Nimbus Meridian leaves you with a pack ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Review
May 10, 8:11am

Re: GG Blaze A.C. 60 -- True BPL measured volume?
Brad, Nice review. Could you comment on how much BPL-method measured cubic inches there is in the main compartment of the pack? If you recall the massive review of packs done in the last 18 mon...

In Editor's Roundtable » Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Review
May 09, 6:05pm

Re: Absolute 1 micron rated filter
Great informative post. Thanks! As I mentioned in my earlier posts, I use the pre-filter before using either the Steripen or Chlorine Dioxide Tablets. If using the Chlorine Dioxide tablets, it i...

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
April 19, 1:14pm

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