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obx hiker (obxcola) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Outer Banks of North Carolina
About Me 60: Wide but relatively shallow experience. That's my older daughter and "baby" brother in the photo
at Gragg Prong , Wilson Creek.
CityNags Head
StateNorth Carolina
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.obxcola.com

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All Forum Posts by obx hiker

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We're Going to Disneyland!
Picked up this thru-hiker Erin's journal from High Sierra where it was posted relative to current conditions. She seems to be hiking on the same schedule with Sunshine and has a few Sunshine st...

In Editor's Roundtable » We're Going to Disneyland!
July 06, 1:29pm

Harrison Pass, Millys or Lucys
My only experience with this region is behind the wheel of a mouse, but this guy: Piero Scaruffi, thinks this pass is a good alternative for crossing the Kings Kern Divide http://www.scaruffi.com/...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Harrison Pass, Millys or Lucys
July 02, 5:59pm

Glass Mason Jars and Bears
You defend the mason jar with your bear staff. If heaven forbid the blade falls off the staff you can always improvise by lashing a shard from the mason jar on the staff (hence dual usage for the ...

In GEAR » Glass Mason Jars and Bears
June 29, 10:12am

Above Tree Line Southern Sierra
Yes I've looked hard at Milestone. I'm coming in past Roaring River and up Cloud Canyon and over Colby. I fly into San Jose and drive to Horse collar? by Marvin Pass for the first day, then...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Above Tree Line Southern Sierra
June 27, 11:23am

Above Tree Line Southern Sierra
Tom, Thanks for the good info on the route up to Picketts Guard Lake. "Basically, you drop over the rim that separates the lake from the slope leading roughly north down to the Kern Kaw...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Above Tree Line Southern Sierra
June 26, 9:44am

Above Tree Line Southern Sierra
Thanks Tom for the good info: Picketts Guard Lake is the small one right at the edge of the basin where it plunges down to the Kern Kaweah. The water source (picketts guard creek?) evidently ent...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Above Tree Line Southern Sierra
June 24, 9:22pm

Bighorn Sheep around SEKI
Bob I have a book suggestion: "Eating Stone" by the late Ellen Meloy. I think her family used to own a ranch in what is now Sequoia (mentioned in another of her books named "Turquois...

In On the Web » Bighorn Sheep around SEKI
June 24, 8:50pm

Water
I drank from the spring Brad mentions on May 19th (27th wedding anniversary.....you learn to remember those or else!) About 100 yards south of the big intersection in Shining Rock Gap on the east (...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Water on Art Loeb in Shining Rock Wilderness
June 22, 9:24pm

Above Tree Line Southern Sierra
I have a few questions and maybe a suggestion associated with this thread. 1. Anyone here been up to Picketts Guard Lake from the Kern Kaweah, Colby Pass Trail? 2. Anyone seen or heard of "...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Above Tree Line Southern Sierra
June 22, 8:57pm

Well I'll be dipped in DEET
Repel Permanone comes in a .5% solution. The local Wal-mart has a horse dip solution sold by the quart a 2.5% so add 4 parts water and you have the .5% if you want to make a soak at less expense t...

In GEAR » Well I'll be dipped in DEET!
June 20, 7:52am

All Reader Reviews by obx hiker

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BPL Blow-Up Pillow
Used the dual chamber for @ 5 years. Don't want to get it too full but that's easy to adjust. Can be a little tricky to get fully de-flated for packing. Persistence! Cover it with your tee-shi...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 30, 8:19pm

Montbell Thermawrap jacket
William Siemens has it right about wind-resistance being a key. This jacket is wonderfully wind resistant. The Northern Outer Banks of NC can be an incredibly cold place due to the combination of wind...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 25, 4:32pm