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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Real Mountain Training
blowdown makes for a really tough go (unless you're a hurdler :) ); I remember hiking through the Gila in some really heavy blowdown- it made for a very sloooooow go- Eugene knows where I'm...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 16, 5:30pm

out & back
Eugene- yes it was an out and back, there are several opportunities for loops, but I wanted to hit the second ridge from both sides. It's a really neat trail that was just recently acquired- w...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 16, 7:24am

training
Adan- glad to hear the knee is feeling better! We are enjoying some really nice weather (the opposite of last week!)- so nice this afternoon I was in shorts and shirtsleeves :) Had a pretty goo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 15, 1:55pm

Re: Zion logistics
Dave- thanks, didn't even know there was a campground outside the East entrance- must be this one: http://www.zionponderosa.com/camping.htm that definitely is an option to consider, it wa...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
December 13, 5:39pm

weekend
we're finally enjoying some close to normal weather- so I'm off of the treadmill! the snow we have is just about perfect, not too much to hinder running a lot and enough to provide some ni...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 12, 9:30pm

pics
Eugene- very nice! Sounds (and looks) like a dandy training ground.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 10, 7:13am

Re: Re: weak week :)
Art- good week, hope the healing is quick! Tom-that makes sense; unfortunately this gym doesn't have a good old fashion stair machine- my old gym did and it was a very good workout!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 09, 5:35pm

weak week :)
with temps at or below 0 every day last week, I was forced on the treadmill and didn't log too many miles- there clearly are some different mechanics running on a treadmill, it feels "funn...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 09, 7:35am

support
Nick- that would be great if you and the boss could make it, would love to meet a few more bpl folks- same goes for Doug :) Mike

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 06, 5:34pm

sand running
we (I?) found out last spring @ Joshua Tree that running in the sand is very tough- I think it contributed greatly to the wheels coming off for me from what I've read we do have a pretty dec...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 06, 7:13am

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

ULA Ohm
not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm