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Jeremy Pendrey (Pendrey) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale California
About Me I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife and two children. I have hiked and backpacked throughout the state and beyond. Favorite trips I've taken include thru-hikes of the John Muir Trail, High Sierra Trail, and Tahoe Rim Trail.

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All Forum Posts by Jeremy Pendrey

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Re: I don't like hiking.
Dave: I hope I'm not partially responsible for your lack of enthusiasm for hiking. I know I planned a fairly demanding trip in the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. You would have liked the Dead...

In Chaff » I don't like hiking.
September 09, 8:50pm

Re: Tahoe Rim Trail - Bear Boxes?
I don't remember any bear box at Brockway or anywhere else on the TRT. We cached water at Brockway last year, but stashed it in the bushes.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tahoe Rim Trail - Bear Boxes?
August 23, 10:17pm

I use an MLD Exodus frameless pack almost exclusively now, with a Gossamer Gear Nightlight torso pad as the "frame." I transitioned last year from a Granite Gear Vapor Trail, which I sti...

In GEAR » Is it time to move to a frameless pack?
August 17, 10:23pm

Re: Perfect water levels
Keio: Glad to hear it worked out. Great area. As hard as it was for us in some ways, I enjoyed being there when the river was running so strong, but I can also see why it's better to avoid t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
August 13, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Tahoe Rim Trail Thru-hike
James: Glad this is helpful for you. For more details on our trip, see Tony's photo essay:

In Post-Trip Reports » Tahoe Rim Trail Thru hike
July 29, 9:56pm

2 nights
Ken and Ken: It's great you guys are organizing this again. One suggestion is to make the trip 2 nights, Friday and Saturday, with Saturday being the official big night, but also having a res...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual Bay Area BPL Hike
July 19, 8:45am

Backpacking and me
Backpacking has served as a focus, a kind of organizing principle in my life, and has become more so each year. A little history first. I grew up as an experienced camper, but not backpacker. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Did backpacking transform you?
July 02, 6:41pm

Re: Re: Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
Tony: Night time temps in Pate Valley (between 4-5,000 ft) were "warm." I was too hot in the quilt. Second night they were "comfortable" at 7800 ft. Third night they were clo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
July 01, 9:04pm

Re: Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
A little bit on day 3 and 4. After Dave turned back, Cameron, Jay and I pushed on toward Tuolumne Peak. The snow started getting thick, and the trail hard to find, but we found the half-snow cove...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
June 30, 10:55pm

Re: Hiking the Trans Catalina Trail, Santa Catalina Island, California
Thanks for posting this report. This is a trip I wanted to do when I learned it existed about a year ago. I used to live in SoCal and always enjoyed Catalina Island, including camping there, whic...

In Photo Gallery » Hiking the Trans Catalina Trail, Santa Catalina Island, California
June 17, 8:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Jeremy Pendrey

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I have taken the FS Exodus on 2 trips this summer with very different circumstances. Both left me very happy with the FS. First, in July, I hiked 130 miles along the PCT in the Sierra. For this t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 27, 8:02pm

Vivo Barefoot Breatho Trail

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 30, 7:53pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
I have to add my two cents about MLD's service. Early this summer I damaged the bottom of my Exodus pack. The damage was completely my fault (sliding down granite). I wrote Ron and asked if he ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 17, 10:00pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
The Exodus is the new 2009 version of the MLD Zip pack. So far, I have taken it on 2 overnight trips and one 9 day trip. This is my first frameless pack, so I can't compare to others, but the pa...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 26, 5:20pm

Nuun Active Hydration tabs
These are my new go-to electrolyte replacement solution. I used them in conjunction with Saltstick pills on a 9 day TRT thru-hike. Prior to that hike I had always had evening headaches and sometimes...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 26, 4:35pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Superlight
I agree with the first two reviewers that this is an excellent bivy to use with a tarp. It is extremely light (mine weighs in at 6 oz even not counting the stuff sack and cord that can be attached to...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
February 11, 9:17pm

Golite Ultra 20
I like this quilt but give it a 4 because the temperature rating is optimistic. I've used it once below freezing, and while I was fine, I had to layer up substantially. I used it on a mid-Septem...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
January 31, 2:21pm

Watchful Eye Designs Aloksak
There are other reviews on O.P. Saks/Aloksaks pertaining to the bear-can size and the food storage and protection issues those bags raise. This review concerns Aloksaks generally. The main problem w...

In Miscellaneous Products
June 21, 2:06pm

Jocalat bars (by Larabar) Chocolate
These are love 'em or hate 'em chocolate bars. I love them, but my kids hate them because they don't taste like typcial store bought chocolate bars. The bars are organic and vegan, so do...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 21, 12:48pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I highly recommend this hat for sun protection. This hat is light (M=2.5 oz on my scale) and provides full sun coverage due to the long back and wide brim, which allows you to carry much less sunbloc...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 21, 12:07pm