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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Mostly 2 to 3 day loops, with a couple weeklong trips too. Debating whether to go 2 weeks or more. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...)
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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Re: Gila river
The area has been getting rain off and on ... some fairly massive a few wks ago (just got a 5-month contract nearby). Instead of hanging out in the river fork channels, you may try looping Woodlan...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gila Wilderness Ideas
November 06, 12:30pm

Re: Re: How does one fight for permits/trailhead quotas in Colorado?
@Erica - for the 4 Passes Loop, the overcrowding occurs around August/September with relatively good weather....maybe a permit system? Past 2 PM however, many trad packers started setting up cam...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Maroon Bells - Why I stay away
November 02, 7:09am

Maroon Bells overcrowding
There were a lot of hikers (backpackers, day hikers, and a few trail runners) in August but far fewer around 4th of July (of course that's when I got hit with massive rain). Even in August I w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Maroon Bells - Why I stay away
October 31, 12:26am

Insoles to start..
Yeah, had similar pain a couple weeks ago after finishing the CDTs "El Malpais" lava section in thin shoes, then tile in thin dress shoes the next day for work. Ouch! After looking at a...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 30, 11:56am

Re: chlorine dioxide PO
If chlorine dioxide did survive the gut, then it would also impair the normal intestinal flora, .., I'd just go with the instructions personally (and some double IPA if allowed / if miserable, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
October 22, 6:42pm

Re: Re: All these tiny places cause me to twitch
Doug said... My shower is my toilet when I'm lazy. Multifunction! Perhaps yet another (in a long list of) reason I'm still single..... Don't worry. It's not like single ...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 22, 5:53pm

Roasting chiles Re: Other considerations..
... you freeze green chilis? When I do it they turn to mush... Roast em in a gas-fired revolving chile roaster (have them from El Paso to points north towards the Colorado border Sept.- no...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 22, 5:33pm

Re: A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
I'd think stomach pH and then the other chemical happenings in the small intestine would alter ingested chlorine dioxide.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
October 22, 4:08pm

Other considerations..
Remembering the home-building book I referenced a couple years ago, it may be helpful to ask what you want a space to do and make circles on paper noting the function. Then research the square foo...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 22, 3:53pm

Sunbelt .. Re: ...,hike in late Dec-Jan
Desert Southwest: Lower elevations around Phoenix AZ and the Big Bend area (both state and national parks). Great time to be there so I'd monitor water supplies, need for bear canisters, etc.....

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
October 21, 9:36pm

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