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Matthew Zion (mzion) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me Eagle Scout. Navy Veteran.

AT '10; CT yo-yo '11; PCT '12
My PDF Gear ListPCT '12

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Re: CT maps
You will not get lost on the CT. But if you do go for alternates I think other map sources might come in handy. At any given intersection people have nailed up half a dozen markers in each di...

In GEAR » CT Topo Map Book
February 10, 12:29pm

Re: MT110's
Heard the same stuff about the lateral to medial raise. I also have flat feet and I don't need any help with my pronate. Anyone else have experience with these? I heard that it's not as ...

In GEAR » Anybody using NB MT110s?
February 10, 12:19pm

Re: Legs
"How do umbrellas work someone that is very tall, like myself, at 6'5"? I have used umbrellas in normal situations before but it always seemed my feet and lower legs would get wet&quo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking and Hiking with an Umbrella
February 08, 8:21am

Re: Woo
Man after my own heart. If I had a nickel every time I was asked, "6 lbs pack... but you carry an umbrella?" edit: Soon as people see it in use they're, often, instantly conver...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking and Hiking with an Umbrella
February 08, 8:15am

Re: Quilts
His description sounds like a GoLite Ultra. I use the Katabatic Palisade and I love it. I bought mine before he raised his prices so at the time it was a steal. Now they're more accurately...

In GEAR » Quilts: Katabatic vs Enlightened
February 05, 3:26pm

Re: Mosquitos
They were kind of bad last year but there was an excess of snowmelt for them to breed with. That being said, I didn't find them that irritating -- I hike late and when the temperatures drop do...

In GEAR » Bugs, July, Colorado Trail.
February 04, 7:42pm

Re: Why not
I think if you wanted to take a stab at it in that time frame this is shaping up to be the ideal year to do it. I agree with what has been previously said, that they could get 100% (or more) of th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir in Late April
February 02, 5:56pm

Re: cuben + condensation
Cuben kills it when it comes to condensation -- almost like it's immune.

In GEAR » Stuff sacks.
February 01, 9:05pm

Re: "Socks"
http://www.defeet.com/60304/i1361580/733191/Running-Socks/Levitator-No-See-Um-Black.html No cushion lightweight nylon socks. Merino is expensive and falls apart sooner. But if you buy wool go ...

In GEAR » Socks
January 27, 1:25pm

Re: Prophet
Its on order and I don't expect it for at least a month. Be happy to show it to you when it gets in -- perhaps a RMNP training hike/ski.

In Gear Lists » JMT 2012
January 27, 12:34pm

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