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Roleigh Martin (marti124) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
About Me Formerly from MN and NY, now in Reno, NV, I have been hiking every summer in the High Sierra since 2000. From 2000-2007, we did the High Sierra Trail (HST). Been doing the John Muir Trail since then, every year. I am the lead moderator for the JohnMuirTrail@YahooGroups.com for 2011-2013. I organized groups (without charge) for the JMT, 2008-2011 for the hike I participated in (from 5 to 8 people). I'm doing a JMT 2014 group hike again. See my Google Profile for more and top links on a variety of topics (click on "My Website URL above").
CityReno
StateNV
CountryUSA
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My PDF Gear ListMy gear list as of 4/3/2010

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All Forum Posts by Roleigh Martin

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Re: Warm Bag/Capable Pack
The coldest long stretch on the JMT in recent memory was August 6-8 on the JMT, 2009. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/johnmuirtrail/message/15986 Message Link The rangers came around to all th...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 9:12pm

Re: "The BIG 4. JMT next summer."
There's never food in my tent but there are items with sweat in them. I figure the netting gives me enough time to be aware they are there and to shoo them away. It's kind of a psychologi...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 6:40pm

Re: "The BIG 4. JMT next summer."
I'm more worried about marmots on the JMT than flies. To avoid the flies, just dry camp. Marmots can be quite aggressive in wanting to get to your gear. I prefer to have the netting up to se...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 6:31pm

Re: The BIG 4. JMT next summer
Robert, you must be confused about my gear preferences because the co-moderator is so old-style, heavy weight gear-inclined. I came to the JMT YahooGroup from BPL not the otherway around. Nothin...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 6:03pm

Re: Z Packs
The Hexamid Twin Tarp tent is very durable. I've owned one for 2 years now and it handles the JMT just fine. My only recommendation is that if you carry the tent on the outside of your pack, ...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 2:54pm

Re: Tarp suggestions
You might also want to consider looking at Zpacks.com and bearpawwd.com -- they can do tents with just enough draping of no-seeum netting (the floor will still floorless, but such a tarp with the n...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 12:33pm

Re: sleeping bag
Mammoth Gear ( http://www.mammothgear.com/ ) -- they often carry a 20% off sale on Western Mountaineering. You can also have a perpetual watch on ebay for it too.

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 12:16pm

Re: JMT
Sorry for not being clearer, my point was on the temps it can get down to. A cheaper 20 F bag is the Ultralight by Western Mountaineering. You can get by with the Summerlite, I used it for two ye...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 11:59am

Re: The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
Shameless plug here. I'm the lead moderator of the John Muir Trail Yahoo Group and we have 1240 members there and the best research material on the JMT in our file library and links. We have ...

In GEAR » The BIG 4. JMT next summer.
October 16, 11:31am

Is the Iphone 4s the perfect GPS for the JMT now?
The JMT (John Muir Trail) does not have cell service for about 98% of the 211 mile trail, common to any hikers doing hiking in remote mountains. The Iphone is a great multi-purpose device but ...

In GEAR » Is the Iphone 4s the perfect GPS for the JMT now?
October 15, 2:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Roleigh Martin

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zpacks Company
I have bought many items from Zpacks, including some new items he started carrying as a result of my orders, such as the large size pack cover; the 1000 cu inch zero pack; and he provided a customized...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 16, 10:49pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Thanks to these reviews mentioning the problems and the recall issue, I called MSR up and found out I had a problem element and I was mailed a replacement. I won't be able to determine how good i...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 25, 2:02pm

Leukotape P Sports Tape
Andrew Skurka spoke in Minneapolis today at the Outdoor Expo and I took down his notes on foot care and found some links, including this thread. He recommends shoes that keep your feet cool (he u...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 26, 11:31pm

Bear Boxer 101 Contender
Can you please provide a link for the Bear Boxer 101 Contender? Thank you. Never mind -- I found the link, I presume it is here: http://www.bareboxer.com/products.htm

In Miscellaneous Products
May 23, 6:43pm