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Roman Dial (romandial) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale packrafting NZ
About Me A middle aged man, married, fattening up.
CityAnchorage
StateAlaska
CountryUSA

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Another Video of the Classic
Forrest McCarthy and I did a slightly higher route. here's a vid of that race for us. Alternative flavor..... and alternative gear list plus some tips and results of other ...

In Editor's Roundtable » EXCLUSIVE! Race Report: 2009 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic
August 14, 1:18pm

Re: Gear/Trip Advice for New Zealand and Antarctica
An Alpacka raft with a spraydeck, a Sawyer paddle and two weeks to do the Arthur pass to Mt Cook traverse is sweet, too. You can get a food drop at Erewhon Station en route.

In Gear Lists » Gear/Trip Advice for New Zealand and Antarctica
August 12, 7:30pm

Re: speedy help
Jonathan, Understood. My normal desk enchainment comes November or so, when water's too shallow to boat, snow's too patchy to ski, daylight too short to hike and it's time to get so...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain WIlderness Classic
August 07, 6:05pm

good link
You guys are so good on this forum: helpful, quick, detailed and accurate.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain WIlderness Classic
August 07, 1:53pm

Re: Re: Alaska Mountain WIlderness Classic
Jonathan, Here's what Forrest said about his pack: "The pack held up well and I liked not having to fuss with a dry bag liner. It is made by Outdoor Research and is called the Dry Comp ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain WIlderness Classic
August 07, 10:52am

bears
This guy is right about the mind. I'd like to read the book he's suggesting, too, but the well-trained mind has the highest effectiveness to weight ratio of any bear deterrent, really.

In Gear Lists » Beartooth Wilderness 6-day list
August 07, 1:12am

eVent
Thanks Jon for the suggestions.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain WIlderness Classic
August 07, 12:59am

Gear List
Thanks for looking. I'll check in w/vibram re:feet-to-treads... I'm in the market for a new anorak/pullover to replace the ole' Patagonia Specter. I got a GoLite jacket, but don'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain WIlderness Classic
August 06, 3:26pm

Feet beat
Actually, the prune feet were tender but not crippling. I had two blisters, one on the second toe tip and another between my pinky and adjacent toe, but other than that I was pretty good. I'm r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain WIlderness Classic
August 05, 2:46pm

Alaska Mountain WIlderness Classic
Andrew Skurka came to AK this summer. He teamed up with two PJs and won the Wilderness Classic race. Meanwhile others out there made this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjpg2L-HbPA ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain WIlderness Classic
August 05, 1:32am

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