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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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CityThe Fish
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CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Early June in Montana
You could access the North and/or South Fork of the Sun River from Gibson Reservoir. Those valleys will be snow-free, though making a good loop is harder. The northern reaches of Yellowstone (in ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Early June in Montana
April 16, 5:53am

Re: Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
Looks good Sam. I use one on my single shot to keep rounds close, but leave it off the bolt guns to keep them slick.

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 15, 10:21am

Re: Re: Re : Re: Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody vs Arc'teryx Squamish
Yes, mine was multicam. Weird there would be such a difference.

In Editor's Roundtable » Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review
April 14, 4:18pm

Re: Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody vs Arc'teryx Squamish
Mattieu, I haven't used the Squamish, so I can't be specific in my comments. It is certainly well regarded in most respects, though I understand the fabric was changed recently, which clou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review
April 14, 9:46am

Re: VXO7 vs. VX21 for main pack bag? [Paradox pack]
I think you could go either way depending on your priorities. VX07 does better with brush than the 70D face fabric would suggest, largely because the stiff laminate construction makes it very slic...

In GEAR » VXO7 vs. VX21 for main pack bag? [Paradox pack]
April 13, 10:16am

Re: Kintla-bowman
I'd rate Kintla-Bowman a fair bit below Kintla-Goat. One way to solve that is to do a side hike down to Lake Francis. Best camps on this stretch are Hole, Boulder, Francis, and Hawksbill. Av...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier National Park Backpacking
April 13, 6:39am

Grand Canyon
Valerie, I owe you an apology. I was trying to respond to your post on my (new) phone and instead accidentally deleted it, which the forum software cannot undo. Sorry.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 11, 10:11pm

Re: If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
A big ribeye and a couple beers. In all seriousness, none of that stuff will make you safer. Knowledge and experience will make you safer.

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 10, 5:03pm

Re: Grand Canyon down to the river
Based on your questions, I think it likely you're one of the folks who should not attempt rim-river-rim in a day. To whit: -There are two major corridor trails on the South Rim which go t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 10, 2:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Westcomb Crest LT
Since I bought the Alpine Start I haven't used anything else. As discussed in my article, published yesterday, the fabric is good enough that I can forgive the flaws in tailoring. I kept a Bo...

In GEAR » Pertex Equilibrium
April 10, 12:13pm

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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MSR Dromedary Bag (w/ hydro kit)
Some things I don't want lightweight. This is one. When I'm in the Grand Canyon or Escalante, a hard 10 hour hike to the next water, I don't want to worry about anything getting a hole i...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
December 06, 7:10pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Jacket
I bought this jacket when it first came out, the welded seams were awesome. And so they remain. The hood on this jacket is the best I've even seen. Works with no hat on my head, works just as...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 06, 7:03pm

Patagonia the company
Patagonia has put a new zipper on my Houdini, replaced an R2 with a blown zipper with another without question (in the outlet store, and gave me full retail credit for the 2 year old jacket), and sold...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 06, 6:55pm

Osprey Talon 22
I use my Talon 22 for day hiking, scrambling and peak bagging, but foremost for technical multi-day mountain bike trips. I've squeezed a few three day hikes out of it in summer, too. For all the...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 06, 6:51pm

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
I have an early Vapor Trail, '03 model I believe. Back when it only cost 100 bucks and didn't have the strange hydration port on the bottom of the extension sleeve. Mine's been used pe...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 06, 6:40pm