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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.
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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

What a tease. C'mon. Give

In Post-Trip Reports » Caribou Lake
October 12, 5:27pm

Beautiful foliage. I plan a trip every year at this time to take advantage of the colors. I had to cancel at the last minute this year, so your photos are a bittersweet reminder of what I missed. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Seneca Creek-Spruce Knob, WV, Oct 6-8
October 11, 1:07pm

Exploring the Situk
I’ve learned over the years to take every advantage of travel in order to get out into the backcountry. I was headed to Alaska, as I did every year at this time on a work-related trip (or at leas...

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Situk
October 11, 10:43am

Trap Hills
Those are tough trail miles for sure. Glad you got to experience one of Michigan's Crown Jewels at the peak of fall colors. Hope the memories are good

In Post-Trip Reports » Trap Hills
October 04, 6:36am

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