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Brad Branan (bradbranan) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Sacramento Valley
About Me I'm an investigative reporter for The Sacramento Bee newspaper and also blog about backpacking and other outdoor activities.
CitySacramento
StateCalifornia
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://lightflighthiking.blogspot.com
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SOLD Orvis Streamline fly fishing kit - used once. $100 plus shipping.
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In Gear Swap » Orvis Streamline fly fishing kit - used once. $100 plus shipping.
July 08, 11:11am

Sac
Ha! Sacramento. This guy could give a graduate seminar on feet, hiking and shoes. He explained the evolutionary purpose of toenails - traction when we did not wear shoes. He explained the key prope...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to stop toenail loss?
June 17, 2:22pm

It's the shoes - I think
I went to the REI. Easy answer, right? But the wrong one? The foot guru really seemed to know his stuff. I clearly do not. I have been buying shoes that fit. You don't want shoes that "fit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to stop toenail loss?
June 15, 7:35pm

Orvis Streamline fly fishing kit - used once. $100 plus shipping.
Orvis Streamline rod and reel - used once. Great starter kit - includes fly line, leader, rod and reel and case. Only need flies to start fishing. Paid $200. Case is a bit bulky but I'll throug...

In Gear Swap » Orvis Streamline fly fishing kit - used once. $100 plus shipping.
June 15, 3:20pm

Thanks
Will do.

In Gear Deals » Orvis Streamline fly fishing kit - used once. $100 plus shipping.
June 15, 3:17pm

That's it
I think the shoe size is the problem. They don't account for swelling on longer trips. Thanks.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to stop toenail loss?
June 15, 3:16pm

How to stop toenail loss?
I have a problem I'm sure many others on here have had: Toenail loss. Last year, I lost a nail on a big toe after a busy season of backpacking and some rock scrambling. This year, after a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to stop toenail loss?
June 15, 1:01pm

Orvis Streamline fly fishing kit - used once. $100 plus shipping.
Orvis Streamline rod and reel - used once. Great starter kit - includes fly line, leader, rod and reel and case. Only need flies to start fishing. Paid $200. Case is a bit bulky but I'll throug...

In Gear Deals » Orvis Streamline fly fishing kit - used once. $100 plus shipping.
June 15, 12:17pm

Great website for snowpack information
A buddy gave me a tip about a website that contains fantastic snowpack information. You can download current noaa snowpack figures in a .kml file and then open it up in Google Earth. It's prett...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Great website for snowpack information
June 01, 1:56pm

Least expensive east Sierra shuttle
paul@inyopro.com His prices can't be beat - unless you want to hitchhike.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Extended JMT logistics
March 30, 12:13am

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