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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, ...)

I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
CityDuke City
StateNM
CountryUSA
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Re: Temple Canyon
Nice write up. It does seem to be unseasonably warm in the west at least.

In Post-Trip Reports » Temple Canyon
April 08, 10:33pm

Re: carry-on backpack
I've taken a Granite Gear Meridian Vapor (about 3200 cu in) and an Exos 34 as carry-on before with no issues on Southwest and then Hawaiian airlines.

In GEAR » carry-on backpack
April 04, 8:22pm

Re: opinions on different types of shelters.
A bivy doesn't really suck if you are only sleeping in it, just laying awake in one during a long rain can get monotonous if you make an early camp. My tarp- tent moment goes up very quickly a...

In GEAR » opinions on different types of shelters.
March 28, 6:22pm

Re: CO rain - overnight?
I've had rain go from the mid-late afternoon through dinner, going to sleep with a deluge outside my old tent at the Maroon Bells in July. Thankfully I was on higher ground.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Monsoon Season - Bad time to visit CO?
March 24, 11:55am

Xterra
My vehicle of choice hasnt been made yet. In the meantime I'm making do with a late 2000's Xterra 6cyl 4WD stick shift, so it can accelerate up the hills of central NM I-25 in front of tho...

In Chaff » Vehicle of choice.
March 24, 11:47am

Re: To snap pics, or not to snap pics...
I started taking a few during hikes as to document and attempt to capture the moment, though my brother the photographer always tells me editing is needed to get the true feel of a landscape. I co...

In Philosophy & Technique » To snap pics, or not to snap pics...
March 22, 12:00pm

Add Tebow-nomics to..: Re: Guns, Global Warming, LNT, Environmentalism, Class Warfare, Hunting, Yuppies, General Politics, Toilet Paper, Nutrition...
Ha, you forgot to add whether or not Tim Tebow is getting replaced as starting QB for the Denver Broncos tonight by Peyton Manning .... and whether another team will now need to teach Tebow how to ...

In Chaff » Guns, Global Warming, LNT, Environmentalism, Class Warfare, Hunting, Yuppies, General Politics, Toilet Paper, Nutrition...
March 19, 5:52pm

Ruidoso
That's a pleasant little backpack though this time of the year, there could be some lingering snow. Go up Argentina canyon (less time going up) but down the Bonito drainage which kind of meand...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Scotsdale, AZ or Santa Fe, NM, where would you rather have an overnight hike?
March 13, 7:46am

Can't see your hike
The address isn't working for search results. I was snowshoeing in the mountains NE of Santa Fe a couple weeks back and there was still a few feet of snow, though the southerly exposures were ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Scotsdale, AZ or Santa Fe, NM, where would you rather have an overnight hike?
March 13, 7:31am

Re: Pepper Spray v.s. Mountain Lions
There was a write up where it was successfully tested against big African cat species, so doubt american felines are that different. Still kind if dicey. Glad someone else is playing tasty human ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pepper Spray v.s. Mountain Lions
March 11, 9:15pm

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