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Charles G. (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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All Forum Posts by Charles G.

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My favorite.
One of the last stanzas from "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson "Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my p...

In Philosophy & Technique » Words to hike by
June 24, 6:23pm

Parking a car for a two week section of the PCT
The last I heard, you could park your car in the lot behind the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce for $20.00. You might want to google the Chamber and ask whether this is still possible. It is a good...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Parking a car for a two week section of the PCT
June 08, 8:30pm

Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear
Elemental Horizons makes great packs.

In GEAR » Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear
June 07, 6:08pm

Bear Canister or Equivalent for Solo Backpacking - Passes regulations?
Check out the Bearicade line if money is no object. Otherwise, the Bear Vault 450 (Weekender) and the full-size Bear Vault 500 are lighter than the Garcia I presume you used on Mt. Whitney and lo...

In GEAR » Bear Canister or Equivalent for Solo Backpacking - Passes regulations?
June 04, 12:44pm

Elemental Horizon pack volumes
When I was researching packs before I bought my Kalais I noted that the volume of the extension collar was not included in the total volume figure for the pack. So, it will hold more than one woul...

In GEAR » Elemental Horizon pack volumes
June 04, 11:10am

I need a JMT partner
I'll second the "don't worry about soloing" post. There are enough people on the trail that you can choose either solitude or companionship. I last hiked the JMT in Aug./Sept of...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » I need a JMT partner
June 03, 11:04am

What's your light or UL internal FRAMED pack?
For a long time I have been using a 4000+ cubic inch GoLite Quest. It weighs 47 oz and has served me well. I recently acquired an Elemental Horizons Kalais. It is about 47 liters and weighs 28 o...

In GEAR » What's your light or UL internal FRAMED pack?
June 01, 4:17pm

"Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)"
Three hundred posts on a thread about one unhappy customer brings new meaning to the expression " tempest in a teapot". You all must not have much of a life if you can spend this much ti...

In GEAR » Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)
May 31, 7:20pm

JMT Gear List
I tried to look at your list but needed a password to access it on Google Docs. You might want to try another way of posting the list.

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List
May 30, 6:03am

How long do you hold on to extra gear you don't really use?"
I like to think that I only hold on to stuff for about a year. In fact, it varies according to the item (large or small) it's condition and my state of sentimental attachment to the item. As ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How long do you hold on to extra gear you don't really use?
May 24, 6:14am

All Reader Reviews by Charles G.

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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