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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking about 98. Semi-retired from a govt type job working on the side. Here to hike more comfortably and maybe a bit faster iot experience scenic hikes. Done with my 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one (both interchangable UL to semi SUL whatever that is).

Gear list was for 3 days but made it almost as a "24-hour" adventure (like 25 hours) using the Z-pack
Statethe West is the Best
CountryUSA
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Re: Re: Re: The Grand Eight
Parts of the Canyon rarely seen. Interesting and thanks for the pics. Had to look at that black pic for a few seconds to realize the shot.

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
March 28, 11:40pm

Re: 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon
Good stuff. The Tonto is pretty smooth hiking and looks like you had some cloud cover w/decent temps by the layers usually shown (only hiked the Tonto with a heatwave myself).

In Post-Trip Reports » 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon
March 28, 11:37pm

Re: 60 Miles in Marin County
Nice pics. The area was great though east of the ridge currently seems like summer according to the residents. Curious did Dave a.k.a. White Beard have a blue pack (Deuter or Osprey) and larg...

In Post-Trip Reports » 60 Miles in Marin County
March 28, 11:30pm

Re: Perils of stealth camping, etc
Not saying the police should have let it go (I may be looking for a place nearby after-all) but after a few hrs., maybe slipping someone behind him for a taser shot or 2 might have been preferable ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 10:38pm

Re: stealth campers
@ Kevin - I hear you on some homeless appearing very clean. Recently on a regional bus got hailed in the mountains by a fairly well-dressed man (clean jeans, clean hat, button up check shirt) carr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 1:29pm

Re: Re: Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
Justin: Ah, I thought the officer told Boyd that if down at a bar .. he would have the right to kill him via the video. Did I just wake up to decaf? Still, an extreme example, but then again,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 12:15pm

Re: "Generally not invading our neighbours"
It's been the other way around being stationed mostly on the US-Mexican border for quite some time (went to high school in El Paso, then worked and stationed mostly there thru much of the 1990&...

In Chaff » "Generally not invading our neighbours"
March 26, 10:42am

Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
This guy was homeless (James Boyd) not a recreational user, but still shows the dangers when confronted by law enforcement in a nice area as darkness falls (the Foothills Open Space is between the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 10:01am

Balance
Eventually we all find a balance. I backpacked every weekend* after breaking up with a non-backpacking girlfriend and prior to that, a divorce with a non-backpacking wife; my male friends were bu...

In Chaff » Lost and Found
March 24, 8:55am

Re: Backpacking solo
I prefer solo but it's not so much preference as it is avoiding conflicting schedules and general hassle. I can also hike according to my own schedule. There's additional risk but I mitig...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 22, 9:17am

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