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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...), but also a bit better food (and beverage) for most overnights. Then again I might want to do a spartan "fast n'light" overnight ... and the gear closet grows.
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
CityThe Gila
StateNM
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListEver changing gear list

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Has anyone figured out what Capilene piece level I corresponds to? I'm thinking 2, but not too sure. I'd say "2" is the corresponding thickness. As to the weight, I might ha...

In GEAR » Investing in military clothing system?
May 10, 12:30pm

Re: Snakes
When I was a kid taking a climbing class in some "snakey" desert mountains, the instructors said stomp your feet when approaching a snakey hideout (tall grass, etc..) to warn them. Of c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snakes
May 06, 5:36pm

Re: Are more backpackers a good thing?
Think we need to break up some roads going into the forests and parks, and turn them into trail; set the trailheads back, so the land can heal. Need to save federal money anyways, right?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are more backpackers a good thing?
May 05, 11:43am

Re: Financing the UL lifestyle
This was my former job, but before 9/11, I backpacked almost every weekend while teaching high school with most weekends off, incl. 3-day federal holidays (except "drill weekends" as a re...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Financing the UL lifestyle
April 28, 8:57pm

Re: Are you a seasonal hiker?
It's been getting that way - I try to escape the heat for the cool of the mountains during summer but if a winter storm is howling outside, it's probably not much better in a tent.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you a seasonal hiker?
April 28, 4:13pm

Sagauro National Park - AZ
Here's some pics from a recent day hike in Saguaro NP east of Tucson AZ (take the Houghton Road exit off I-10). It can be backpacked but need to follow the Park Service times. A little too ho...

In Photo Gallery » Sagauro National Park - AZ
April 26, 4:02pm

Re: TR: SUL Sespe Backcountry and Beyond Loop
I enjoyed the pictures. What were the temps like? Does it follow the southern coastal California model of greening up in winter?

In Post-Trip Reports » TR: SUL Sespe Backcountry and Beyond Loop
April 19, 9:44am

Cloudcroft trails
The area is multiuse with private inholdings all over the place. There is a very long Crest (or Rim) trail with connecting fire roads and TH near campsites with a view of White Sands peeping from ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » clueless finding trails in Cloudcroft
April 19, 8:58am

Re: Re: Re: seems to me...
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In Philosophy & Technique » How Do I Heal a Chronic Achilles Issue ?
April 18, 3:59pm

Re: seems to me...
See a podiatrist especially if you think there's imminent rupture but both military and civilian podiatrists (long term) haven't really done much for me. Short term, yes, they will relieve...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do I Heal a Chronic Achilles Issue ?
April 18, 3:29pm

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