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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Kern Basin
"This brings back fond memories. Cant tell you how much I appreciate your sharing this place with me. Looks like you and Fred had a wonderful walk as well. I think of our hike often, buddy....

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 22, 6:03pm

Re: Re: re: Pole straps
" You guys out west have it easy being that your trails are graded for pack animals. Northeast we go straight up and straight down. even our flats tend to have rocks on them or rocks across mu...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 22, 5:55pm

Re: Re: Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
"If I wasn't excited enough about it already I am even more so now." Thanks, M. I'm betting you have an awesome trip, based on your intended route, and am really looking forwa...

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 22, 5:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fastest Known Times (FKT)
Let us all come together and celebrate diversity, aye? There are so many ways to "be" in the mountains, each of them doubtless equally rewarding to those who practice it. Why waste time...

In On the Web » Fastest Known Times (FKT)
August 22, 5:42pm

Re: Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1"
"I definitely need to vist that region." The pictures don't do it justice, Steve. I have been unashamedly reduced to tears by the beauty on more than one occasion. I hope you inc...

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 22, 5:32pm

Re: Re: Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
"I especially like the one taken behind the two rocks that gives the appearance of looking at a stunning formation through a key hole." We had taken shelter from the rain beneath an o...

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 22, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OT-SHEP14
Thank you, Brendan. I think you'd be right at home up there from what I've seen of your TR's. Maybe we'll run into each other up there someday.

In User Test Forum » OT-SHEP14
August 21, 9:32pm

Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
I've written enough about the Kern, so I'm not going to do another typical trip report. Rather, I thought I'd just post up a representative set of pictures from a recent 6 day trip Fre...

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 21, 9:24pm

Re: Re: Re: OT-SHEP14
Sounds like a good 3 way winter conversation brewing?

In User Test Forum » OT-SHEP14
August 21, 8:42pm

OT-SHEP14
I've written enough about the Kern, so I'm not going to do another typical trip report. Rather, I thought I'd just post up a representative set of pictures from a recent 6 day trip Fre...

In User Test Forum » OT-SHEP14
August 21, 6:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

REI Peak UL
I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm