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Ike Jutkowitz (Ike) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Michigan
About Me Grew up in the Adirondacks, with my first backpacking experiences on the Northville-Placid Trail. Avid fly fisherman and runner, occasional rock climber and mountain biker. Now living in Michigan which has put a damper on vertical endeavors.
My PDF Gear ListTrap Hills 3 season gear list

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Hig and Erin
Humbled as always by how these two are succeeding as parents. Worth a read if you haven't already.

In Winter Hiking » Hig and Erin ski from Nome to Kotzebue w/ the kids
October 25, 7:38am

I used Damart for years and still own a bunch of tops and bottoms. My wife uses the ones that accidentally got thrown in the dryer- They immediately shrink to comically small sizes. I don't use...

In GEAR » Chlorofibre/Vinyon/Rhovyl/woven PVC fiber based baselayers? Any experience?
November 18, 1:40am

Re: Michigan meetup
I'm going through some big life changes at the moment, but I'll be there if at all possible. Keep me posted.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan Winter Meet
November 17, 6:35am

When you can't get out-
Sorry Jen. I've sure been there. I just plan the next one....

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 30, 5:44pm

The moments that matter
We spend much of our days doing things that aren’t important; work-related drudgery, internet surfing, aimless daydreaming (as opposed to the productive kind which fuels our imagination), and num...

In Post-Trip Reports » The moments that matter
October 20, 12:53pm

Re: creeping weight
Like Nick, I still use the same gear but have a hard time getting into conversations about it. These days, I'm mostly interested in seeing what people are up to- cool places or ways to interact...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 11:53am

Re: Respite
I enjoyed this writing very much. Good timing. Thanks

In Post-Trip Reports » Respite. (Angeles National Forest, 10/18/14.)
October 19, 4:49pm

No criticism of the style of backpacking the author espouses. Only that I didn't enjoy his article because a good portion of the way he defined his experience was derived from examples of how n...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 19, 7:02am

Re: this is about us
I'll paraphrase this article in the words of p mags, "Hike my hike, damnit" This author puts up the usual straw argument of how uncomfortable UL hiking is, and how it's proponent...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 6:18am

Thanks for the writeup, Adan. Looked like one adventure after another. The combination of exertion, adrenaline, and serenity is heady stuff. I'm jealous.

In Post-Trip Reports » San Gorgonio Backpacking/Running Oct9-11
October 15, 11:46am

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