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Charles Grier (Rincon) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Desert Southwest
About Me Mountaineer and backpacker since 1946 mainly in the western US but with excursions to Antarctica, Alaska, western Canada, North Africa and Japan. Hiked the John Muir Trail solo and unsupported in 1954; this was the start of my lightweight endeavors which have proceeded erratically ever since.
StateSE Arizona
My PDF Gear ListThree season gear for western mountains.

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Shorts and shell pants?
I use running shorts (4 oz) with a built in brief for all of my JMT type hiking. If the weather turns windy or sunburn prone, I put on a pair of ripstop nylon shell pants that weigh a bit less tha...

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 28, 5:20pm

July 16 from Happy Isles
I'd enjoy meeting you but seriously doubt that I'll catch up. I'm posting on Trail Journals as Pika if anyone is interested.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT start date: 8/12 out of Mono Meadows
May 25, 6:13am

Scientific consensus.
Craig, Jerry, Marcos: please be aware that I was not making a claim that climate change is not occurring: it is if for no other reason than we are still warming from the little ice age. My point w...

In Chaff » The Ills Of Libertarians
May 20, 7:05am

Scientific Consensus
Scientific consensus is a fragile thing. Just because a lot of scientists agree on a particular paradigm there is no strong reason to accept it as absolute truth. Global climate change is one su...

In Chaff » The Ills Of Libertarians
May 19, 8:57pm

Have you ever saved someone's life?"
I was hiking towards Hannegan Pass in the North Cascades in the mid-1960's when I encountered an hysterical young woman at a snow finger/avalanche track that was crossing the trail. Her boyfri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have you ever saved someone's life?
May 16, 4:37pm

First time on the JMT
My Marmot Helium weighs 28 oz, not 38. Otherwise, it looks like a pretty good list. Yeah, some of your stuff is a bit heavy but it will work. I'm sure others here will make suggestions, the ...

In Gear Lists » First time on the JMT
April 30, 6:35am

Obama "economy"
If Romney had won the election then the current state of affairs would be termed "The Romney Economy". The person in charge gets blamed for things whether they had anything to do with it...

In Chaff » The Gearswap is a barameter for the economy.
April 27, 2:28pm

Oh boy
Thanks! When you find it tell me please.

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 20, 12:34pm

Oh boy!
"Let's be honest. The only reason they don't vote for conservatives is because they are low information voters, or brainwashed by the elite Hollywood mainstream MSM medias, or just wan...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 19, 7:44pm

Public lands.
"That is weird, and arbitrary that so much land in the West is federally owned." Not really. Virtually all of what now constitutes our public lands is land that was left over after &q...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 19, 3:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles Grier

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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1
Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars Design: Semi-free-standing Sleeps: 1 Ease of Setup: Moderately easy Weight: 2 lb, 3 oz Price Paid: $240 I bought the Big Agnes Fly Creek to replace a Tarptent Contra...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 12, 7:32pm