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Don Amundson (amrowinc) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I had been away from backpacking for many years. When I started researching equipment it was like coming too after a coma. I was amazed to discover "lightweight." I did the JMT in 2009 and have been regularly on the trail since.
CityPasadena
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.trailjournals.com/don

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GGG/SoCal
Time to get this bumped up front again. Great news from Jack at Borah Gear. He will be offering a Borah Gear tarp to the winner of a "contest" at the GGG. Details will be forthcoming...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 17, 9:52pm

Snakes and other creatures
They have signs posted up there to watch out for rattlesnakes. I have yet to see one unlike the Sespe area where I encountered the fattest rattlesnake I've ever seen. We found this guy a few ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 09, 8:43pm

GGG/SOCAL Sign Up
For some reason my last post didn't show up on the site as expected. The gist of it is there is a sign up form now for this little event. Please fill it out, only three questions, even if you&#...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 08, 11:29pm

GGG/SoCal
Time to get organized. I need to get rid of some of these post it notes laying around. I've created a simple sign sheet using Google Docs. Thanks to the people working on the east coast GGG f...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 07, 12:27pm

GGG/SoCal
Hey Mitchell--a DVD of a yule log may have to suffice unless someone is willing to haul an Amish fireplace and battery pack up there.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 04, 9:40pm

GGG/SoCal
I can't turn around for a minute before you guys come up with something else. 1. John A.-A gracious offer. Let me dwell on it overnight. I might just take you up on it. As you say it's...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 04, 9:17pm

GGG/SoCal
Thanks for your generous offer Doug. I need to confirm what equipment they have on hand. I know they have a DVD player but if someone has a movie on their iphone that's another story. I see w...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 04, 4:51pm

GGG/SoCal
I'm thinking about some options for the parking. It depends on the numbers. There is plenty of overnight street parking in the areas surrounding the trail head/Pinecrest drive area. If the nu...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 04, 4:38pm

GGG/SoCal
Sometime this site drives me batty. I haven't received any emails regarding new postings in this thread. OK, enough complaining. We're up to 24 including a tentative or two. Not counti...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 04, 3:39pm

GGG/SoCal
I'm encouraged by the growing numbers of signups. This utube clip was was created by a member of a backpacking club I belong too. It's from a recent trip to Henninger Flats and will give e...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 01, 9:36pm

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