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Nick Gatel (ngatel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me Started backpacking in the 1960's and still going strong.
CityPalm Springs
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.popupbackpacker.com
My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Re: Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
Carlos, If I had the time to do 200 - 250 miles, I would hike the Sierra High Route. :) I doubt there are a total of 200 miles of trails in the San Jacinto's. The only book I have ever bo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
May 28, 10:38am

Re: Stains
Thanks, Brad.

In GEAR » GG Murmur Stains Shirt?
May 27, 9:51pm

Re: GG Murmur Stains Shirt?
Tom, It is from the black mesh panel that secures the pad. I have nice black spots on the top and bottom of my shirt where it contacted the panel.

In GEAR » GG Murmur Stains Shirt?
May 27, 4:51pm

GG Murmur Stains Shirt?
Well, I did not notice it the first time, but the black mesh panels stained a white capilene 1 shirt. The last trip stained my RR Adventure shirt, and I cannot get it out. Pretty much ruined an exp...

In GEAR » GG Murmur Stains Shirt?
May 27, 12:12pm

Re: Re: Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
>> A few questions: how cold were the overnight temps? If you were to make your sleep system a bit more robust, would a bivy sack have been one of the first additions? Finally, how do you li...

In Post-Trip Reports » Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
May 27, 12:06pm

Re: Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
>> Geez Nick...what, ya got bionic legs? No, I am just an ordinary hiker. I do stay in shape with minimal running during the week. On these kinds of hikes, the lightest shoes available, wi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
May 27, 11:56am

Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
My college age son is now into backpacking. I always send him a summary of my trips. Here is what I did for Memorial Day weekend. Trip Description: · 3 day loop of the San Jacinto Mountains ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
May 27, 3:24am

Re: Limited Time...Yosemite, Joshua Tree, or Both?
Since your goal is a "limited" tour of Yosemite or JT, may I make this suggestion? I think it would be a pretty cool trip for you. Saturday: Land Saturday morning at LAX. Not too much...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Limited Time...Yosemite, Joshua Tree, or Both?
May 25, 9:58pm

Re: Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
Okay, I am not an expert. However, hiking long distances is going to build muscle tone, and more importantly the cardio system. As for using trekking poles, I would say it would improve muscle tone...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
May 25, 8:37pm

Re: life is pain - anyone who tells you different
Cary, Get better soon. Sounds like my gall bladder symptoms a few years ago. I just ignored it until the pain finally became excruciating. Didn't know what was wrong, and my wife rushed ...

In Chaff » life is pain - anyone who tells you different
May 25, 8:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Nick Gatel

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BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
Cool enough in 82F weather, warm in cool weather. Hood replaces light cap and light baclava. One piece of gear replaces several single items! Sizing is not 'standard.' But... if you review ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
March 09, 11:38pm

ULA Equipment
5/5 It seems that from earlier reviews, ULA has solved the communication issues with the addition of Casey to the staff, which must have solved that void. Not only was the communication great (t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 23, 1:49am