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Richard Matthews (food) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Colorado Rockies
About Me Orienteering 25+ years.

Xski and done 20+ hut trips

Hiked Colorado Trail and now adopter.

Hiked Wonderland Trail

Summitted 29 14'ers.

40+ nights below the rim in the Grand Canyon. Linked trips to walk from Cameron to Elves Chasm.
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All Forum Posts by Richard Matthews

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can you go higher?
I do not know of anything at that elevation, but consider. From the East Portal of the Moffat tunnel hike to Heart Lake, day two hike to Rogers pass and hike to Rollins pas on the CDT and down t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » suggest a 3 day for Dad and I in CO
July 28, 4:56pm

US Health Care
Suggestion on how to start an uncomfortable conversation: Should people receive a discount on medical insurance for signing a standard living will, aka advance medical care directive? A livin...

In Chaff » Medical praise stories
July 06, 3:39pm

Re: Re: Re: We're stuck on semantics still.
Craig, "I think the current sad (and worsening) state of the global environment is a product of nothing but profound alienation and separation. Coming back to nature, realizing we're...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 18, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Leave No Trace Ethics
Brian, As a trail adopter I try to leave the backcountry better than I found it. I break up fire rings and scatter the ashes. I carry out other people's trash. I erect barriers to s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 16, 1:06pm

Tad, I think modern women prefer hammocks, but then so do men.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why do women prefer a tent?
June 02, 8:22am

Re: 11 ounce 1/2 zip fleece hoodie
Just another option at a lower price. My Possum Down gloves and hat live in the tunnel pocket.,38331_Sportif-USA-Brockway-Fleece-Hoodie-For-Men.html

In GEAR » 11 ounce 1/2 zip fleece hoodie
May 29, 10:35am

Wednesday evenings?
I am interested.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado BPL'ers
May 18, 7:23am

Re: Lost Creek, CO route
I prefer to hike it from the Hankins Pass side, but the McCurdy Park Trail is north facing and I would want to get stopped going up it rather than going down.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help loop west of Denver or Colorado Springs
May 13, 5:30pm

Re: Desert guys - pack choice?
McHale ZERO-SARC. Not light or cheap, but carries the water very well.

In GEAR » Desert guys - pack choice?
May 13, 5:24pm

Buck 350
The discontinued Buck 350 is what I carry. When they discontinued them I bought two extra so I will have one the rest of my life. I also carry small folding scissors. I do not have enough skil...

In GEAR » Pliers, scissors, locking blade
May 12, 1:18pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Matthews

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Nunatak Arc Alpinist
Well said Ryan. I suggest that the straps on bottom have snaps on both sides. I seldom use the straps and they just get in the way. I could stow the straps and only use them on cold nights.

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 02, 3:55pm