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Marcus Dyson (DoctorDee) - BPL Guest

My Locale Yorkshire, UK
About Me UK based Software company CEO, love the outdoors - hike as frequently as I can in the US - have hiked Whitney, Grand Canyon, Zion, Olympics. When I'm not hiking, I enjoy photography, mountain biking, longboarding, wakeboarding, snowboarding, motorcycle riding.
CityWakefield
StateYorkshire
CountryUnited Kingdom
My Website URLhttp://ma.rcusdyson.com
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Re: Cactus to Clouds March 3rd
Roger, Nick, Thanks for the comprehensive and useful information. I'm more of a fast endurance hiker - I have done Grand Canyon Rim-Rim in 8 hours, Portal - Whitney - Portal in 9.5 hour...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cactus to Clouds March 3rd
February 08, 1:00am

Cactus to Clouds March 3rd
I find that I have to be in Palm Springs on the weekend of March 2/3. I've had my eye on the Cactus to Clouds for a while, and was planning to do it in September this year. Does anyone kn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cactus to Clouds March 3rd
February 07, 10:34am

My thoughts too, David
Your opinions of the Soldier echo my own concerns David. Particularly my concerns about breaking it. I'll give it a miss. The Sawyer looks good and I am now also considering the Frontier P...

In GEAR » Cheap Chinese "Soldier" Water Filter Pumps
July 27, 8:11am

Cheap Chinese "Soldier" Water Filter Pumps
Guys I'm ultra-light fast-hiking the JMT next month. I had been hoping to purify my water using a combination of Micropur and the Japanese Super Delios filter. But I cannot get a Delios, nor an...

In GEAR » Cheap Chinese "Soldier" Water Filter Pumps
July 27, 7:19am

Five days
Konrad, After the lack of response from Golf City Products, I have pretty much decided to go with the Bear Vault instead, and that's what I've plugged into my geargrams list. But I am ai...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT. I have a permit.
March 12, 1:58pm

JMT. I have a permit.
I faxed this morning, the full 168 days ahead, and this afternoon (all of these UK times) my permit reservation confirmation arrived. Solo SoBo out of Happy Isles on 26th August. I have been pla...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT. I have a permit.
March 12, 12:12pm

Yet another JMT 2012 Gear List
Brian, thanks for your comments. I'm fairly confident that I can make the 20 miles a day, I frequently do 22 miles and 5,000 ft of ascent in 7 hours at sea level. I've walked at consider...

In Gear Lists » Yet another JMT 2012 Gear List
March 11, 7:34pm

Yet another JMT 2012 Gear List
OK, so I'm intending to first timing the JMT in late August, early Sept. Solo and aiming for 11 days. My gear list is looking thus: http://www.geargrams.com/list?id=6801 Toiletries not...

In Gear Lists » Yet another JMT 2012 Gear List
March 11, 9:53am

Re: MTR VS VVR
Tony, Thanks for taking the time to post that comprehensive, concise and detailed report of your experience at VVR. I've seen lot of negative comments about the place, but it still appeals....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vermilion Valley Resort (VVR) "Free" Barrel
February 18, 7:24am

Prefer permits in hand before I fly.
Ed, I'm flying from the UK specifically to do hike the JMT. So before i book plane tickets, hotels, rent a car etc. I would prefer to get permits arranged if possible. I'll queue (wait in l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail first-timer
February 14, 7:40am

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