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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: review on BD site
I have come to the conclusion that there is no benefit in writing an honest product review on a manufacturer's web site, especially if it is negative. Plus, when a rating system has up to five ...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Ion Headlamp
February 21, 10:51am

Re: good points
"I agree. Interesting that the road had cones across it down below at the Panamint intersection ...but up by Wildrose there was only a single sign, facing slightly sideways..." Two dif...

In Post-Trip Reports » Death Valley
February 20, 9:53pm

Re: Straws for Bob
Thanks anyway. I have some clear ones exactly like that. You ought to use those as a surprise gift for any of your Esbitmizer customers. I got a thing that makes "pill blister packaging,...

In GEAR » Gelatin capsules
February 20, 9:36pm

Re: ok...let's see here...
"Pencil/paper - 0.5 oz - make sure to consult Bob Gross for the appropriate pencil to bring." No, that would be Nick Gatel. He has the #2 black pencil thing all locked down. I jus...

In Gear Lists » New to Backpacking and Need Advice: My 3 Season Gear List <15 lbs
February 20, 9:14pm

Re: Death Valley
"Michel Digonnet's Hiking in Death Valley" ...the best hiking guide for DVNP. --B.G.--

In Post-Trip Reports » Death Valley
February 20, 9:55am

Re: Another weight consideration...
You need to be careful when dealing with Death Valley water. In some places, there is water present, but it is heavily laden with mineral salts. Some of those are bad for you. Also, they will screw...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another weight consideration...
February 20, 9:36am

Re: Crater Lake winter trip
I've skied around there, once. It took us exactly 48 hours from start to finish. On a normal year, the snow can pile up moderately. Some of the areas are avalanche prone. So, if this year's...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Crater Lake winter trip
February 20, 8:51am

Re: Honeymoon Lakes (Inyo NF) -- which one to honeymoon at?
Going up the Pine Creek Trail is a bit steep and sunny, so I would recommend an early start to get up to Honeymoon Lake. --B.G.--

In Pre-Trip Planning » Honeymoon Lakes (Inyo NF) -- which one to honeymoon at?
February 20, 2:27am

Re: Re: Re: What happens when you corner a moose while snow hiking
"Many of Mike Blarowki's posts are commercial links designed to get traffic at Backcountry's website. Moderator Roger has noticed and is deleting that portion of some of the posts. ...

In Winter Hiking » What happens when you corner a moose while snow hiking
February 19, 9:35pm

Re: Tracks
Doesn't anybody go up Tuckerman Ravine anymore? When I first went up there (16? years ago), Tuckerman Ravine was the only trail that I had ever heard of, but I came down the Lion Head trail....

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Weather Guidelines for Mount Washington?
February 19, 9:00pm

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