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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 ...
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All Forum Posts by HK Newman

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Re: Re: Those with no car
Hatchlings aside, I'd like to access more trailheads without a car. My car, rental car ... parking overnight due to vandalism and break in concerns kind of takes away from the trip, though it ...

In Chaff » Gas Prices Making You Cranky?
February 26, 11:11am

Re: conservation (for hikers)
Another way to conserve is more walking, since most of us are hikers (assuming safe neighborhoods). It will not work for multiple bags of groceries but to pick up some milk or a loaf of bread, why...

In Chaff » Gas Prices Making You Cranky?
February 25, 11:11am

Re: no surprises
What stuns me is that I still see people buying large pickups and suvs, as if you can make geology go away with happy thoughts. Strange. Cheap gas is not actually a human right, it's a glitch i...

In Chaff » Gas Prices Making You Cranky?
February 24, 7:20pm

winter dreams
Off trail just east of Santa Fe, NM in aspens on Tuesday ...

In Photo Gallery » winter dreams
February 23, 9:58pm

Anza 2012
Thanks for sharing the adventure. Curious if the tarptents were reoriented into the wind?

In Post-Trip Reports » Anza Borrego 2012
February 23, 9:34pm

Looks like a fun time and a chance to look at everyone's gear. Thanks for the pics.

In Post-Trip Reports » GGG lV a huge success
February 23, 9:32pm

Zuni area
Pretty far north, surrounded by interesting stuff. Depends if you want forest-alpine, arid forest, or pure desert ... also how far you want to drive. There's the Jemez, a forested backpack, n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where to go in NM/Arizona
February 23, 1:44pm

Re: Winter hiking in SouthernUSA in general
The Smokies are a mountain range and will be colder than the lower elevations of the South. Same as Southwest as the higher mountains tend to snow-covered while the deserts are actually hikable. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Winter hiking in SouthEast USA
February 19, 12:17pm

Re: Income
Mike, think Ben was talking about the choice to have kids (some couples choose not to. ... most eventually have at least one hatchling) and the spending that goes with a larger household, though th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thruhiker mentality
February 18, 11:53am

Re: teaching licensing in other states?
There is a national teaching license in the US (or was until fairly recently, haven't checked the last few years), in addition to the individual state licenses and (iirc) the national cert coul...

In Chaff » teaching licensing in other states?
February 18, 11:49am

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