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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Winter backpacking in the Sunbelt (just started 6 weeks off). Heavy gear in the mid-90's when I was young and stoopid, then went lightweight in the 00's, and finally down to UL in Dec 2013 over 15 yrs (older and er, ...)

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Re: Re: Re: New fire closing trails in the White Mountain Wilderness
Yeah, they are even evacuating subdivisions; met some car campers told to leave the area. Forget trails -highways are closing. At night i could see the flames reach into the sky. Nogales canyo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Water in the White Mountain Wilderness?
June 09, 1:40pm

Re: New fire closing trails in the White Mountain Wilderness
Those concerned with this thread or the Ruidoso Bears thread: If going to the White Mountain Wilderness near Ruidoso NM, there's a new 100-acre fire closing the southern parts of Bonito, the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Water in the White Mountain Wilderness?
June 08, 7:31pm

Re: Water in the White Mountain Wilderness?
I did that trail almost a month ago and there was very little water near the crest. What was left was pretty murky. Might have some rain this week but I'd plan on getting water low.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Water in the White Mountain Wilderness?
June 05, 4:43pm

eVent trail-runners
I have a pair of silverish grey eVent mesh trail runners that were really good light hikers. They would heat in the sun almost hot, then stop. Too bad the Velcro closures would attract dead gr...

In GEAR » Waterproof Trail Runners? Why/Why not?
May 25, 6:40pm

Tickets on the trail
Rough spot to be in but, from my own groups experience with Grand Canyon rangers, they tend to get formal in crowded conditions (if even a peg is outside the designated campsite, it's a ticket ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ticketed on the trail
May 21, 4:31pm

Re: technique for max. muscle mass?
Muscle increases require resistance training with adequate rest afterwards (especially if "cross training" with aerobic activities) with and getting enough protein (meat, eggs, beans n...

In Philosophy & Technique » technique for max. muscle mass?
May 14, 8:21am

Re: How far for an overnighter?
About 3-4 hours in any direction for me, currently. Anymore gets to be more about driving (and getting gas, food, etc...) than hiking.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How far is "too far" for an overnighter?
May 12, 6:06pm

Re: ,...
Has anyone figured out what Capilene piece level I corresponds to? I'm thinking 2, but not too sure. I'd say "2" is the corresponding thickness. As to the weight, I might ha...

In GEAR » Investing in military clothing system?
May 10, 12:30pm

Re: Snakes
When I was a kid taking a climbing class in some "snakey" desert mountains, the instructors said stomp your feet when approaching a snakey hideout (tall grass, etc..) to warn them. Of c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snakes
May 06, 5:36pm

Re: Are more backpackers a good thing?
Think we need to break up some roads going into the forests and parks, and turn them into trail; set the trailheads back, so the land can heal. Need to save federal money anyways, right?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are more backpackers a good thing?
May 05, 11:43am

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