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Nick Gatel (ngatel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me Started backpacking in the 1960's and still going strong.
CityPalm Springs
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.popupbackpacker.com
My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Re: Re: Gear Upgrade Frequency
"It's a bit like listening to the radio in the car when out in the boonies, it take a bit of dialing in and fine tuning, and then you find something that works" Maybe time to upgra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear Upgrade Frequency
November 11, 6:59pm

Re: Re: Both sides
I'm still struggling with the concept that we need hiking trails. I vote for no trails of any kind.

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 11, 6:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
"Wow French ladies Nick! Lucky you! That's some high class targeted advertising!" Sometimes I get ads for "Road Kill T-shirts" with a picture of a buxom lady in a T-shirt...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 8:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
I think everyone knows where I stand in the discourse. Dave C, does enjoy stirring the pot. So don't assume anything he posts in this thread is not 'tongue in cheek.' And interest...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 8:44pm

More important matters...
So this what this thread looks like on my iPhone. It is more important that RJ fix this than us debating wilderness and bikes.

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 8:21pm

Wilderness vs wilderness
Has anyone ever hiked the badlands in Anza Borrego State Park or other areas in this largest state park in California that are open to ORVs? I have, before the place became a popular ORV destin...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 8:12pm

Re: wilderness
Recently I hit a milestone - 50 years since my first backpacking trip. During those 50 years very little good has happened to our wild places, other than we have added a lot of official Wilderness ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 09, 9:32pm

Re: Re: maps
Kiel, Those side canyons are really great hiking. Very few people. Maybe Sheep or Salvadore and then to Alder and back would be a good tune-up for a hike starting at Borrego Palm. Borrego Palm t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anza Borrego in mid-November
November 09, 9:01pm

Re: Possible itinerary
You'll like the hike from Alcoholic Pass through Rockhouse Canyon, although I would take Butler Canyon to Jackass Flat because I plain love to hike Butler. The most difficult route finding will...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anza Borrego in mid-November
November 09, 8:57pm

No!
Some thoughts on mountain bikes. The case against trails. Technology might be killing wilderness. We treat our wild places as if the are a playground for spoiled children, which many peopl...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 09, 9:59am

All Reader Reviews by Nick Gatel

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BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
Cool enough in 82F weather, warm in cool weather. Hood replaces light cap and light baclava. One piece of gear replaces several single items! Sizing is not 'standard.' But... if you review ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
March 09, 11:38pm

ULA Equipment
5/5 It seems that from earlier reviews, ULA has solved the communication issues with the addition of Casey to the staff, which must have solved that void. Not only was the communication great (t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 23, 1:49am