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Re: Re: Re: Side Trips on the JMT
Agree with bob on Darwin Bench. Further south is Marion Lake on the SHR.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Side Trips on the JMT
February 18, 1:24pm

VBL
If you are sweating, you are using too much insulation. VBL creates a high humidity environment not a high perspiration environment when used correctly. The main concern I would have with using...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack liner trash bag as feet VBL for sleeping?
February 14, 11:39am

Maybe not the first, but the biggest
I found BPL quite by accident years ago. I must have been searching for lightweight backpacks because I stumbled onto a thread about how the modify a 2008 era Golite Jam down under a pound. I bou...

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 08, 7:17pm

How about this
http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/maps/travel-and-hiking-maps/trails-illustrated-hiking-and-recreation-maps/washington/827-glacier-peak-wilderness-area-trails-map

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier Peak Wilderness
February 08, 4:15pm

Re: Re: More Thoughts
If the snow stays low I would get to KM as soon as possible. Hopefully you are in decent shape because 108 days will be a quick hike. Read this for some perspective. http://postholer.com/journal...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
February 03, 8:20pm

Latest treadmill
Here is what my latest routines have been. incline 1) Ten minute warmup. Start at 3.5mph and 0deg incline and increase .1mph and 1 deg every minute. At ten minutes I am at 4.5mph and 10 degre...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 02, 6:18pm

Please don't delete
Kat, I love this thread. Could it be sanitized through editing?

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
February 02, 1:31pm

Weird training this year
I miss living in GA. I could pretty much hike/run year round with a boatload of elevation change within a couple hours of my house. Now that I live in PA it gets tough to get good trail to run AN...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 02, 12:46pm

Hood
I used a hood less windshirt for a couple of years until switching to a Houdini. I don't think I would go back, I found the hood quite useful from hiking to sleeping.

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 01, 5:51am

Shelter system
The problem with questions like this is that shelters are really dependent on conditions which they are being used. To deal with this I have locked into a three piece system. 1) a solomid style...

In GEAR » Tarps vs tents vs bivys: What's your $0.02?
January 26, 1:04pm

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