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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
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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

Packrafting and backpacking in Wrangell St. Elias
I am planning a packraft/hiking trip from Nabesna to McCarthy in the Wrangell St. Elias NP in the last week of August and the first week of September. I have some questions and would appreciate any...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Packrafting and backpacking in Wrangell St. Elias
March 05, 9:42pm

Cali to Utah
Yes, I have a pack raft. I am driving from Sacramento. It's a day long drive.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Partners wanted: Escalante River Memorial Day week packraft trip
January 08, 5:24pm

Partners wanted: Escalante River Memorial Day week packraft trip
I'm planning a packraft trip for May 25 through 31. I'm looking for partners. This is similar to what I'm planning: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/escalante.ht...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Partners wanted: Escalante River Memorial Day week packraft trip
January 07, 11:03pm

Thanks!
Great information, folks. Exactly what I was looking for - a formula. Now if I was only smart enough to use it! Kidding. I the two bags may work as a short term option.

In GEAR » WM Megalite 30 + Jacks R' Better Shenandoah Quilt = winter bag?
December 13, 3:21pm

Not sure
I doubt I'll go through Nabesna, unless I try that epic trip from there to McCarthy. I believe Ellis directed me to the lodge at the end of the Nabesna Road, as they do flights. If do the Goat,...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » August 2014: Packrafting and backpacking Wrangell-St. Elias
December 12, 4:10pm

Buy it
If you haven't bought and read the Dial book, do so. I am relatively new to packrafting and found it very instructive. It is not heavy on technique or equipment. What makes it effective is that...

In Packrafting » Roman Dial book
December 11, 11:44pm

August 2014: Packrafting and backpacking Wrangell-St. Elias
I'm looking for people interested in doing a backpacking/packrafting trip in Wrangell St. Elias NP next year, late August and early September. I have extensive backcountry experience but limite...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » August 2014: Packrafting and backpacking Wrangell-St. Elias
December 11, 11:33pm

Photos
Its locked up in storage. I'll take pix tomorrow. It's new, never used.

In Gear Swap » FS Golite Jam 70L Pack
December 08, 10:15pm

It's the large pack
My apologies. I don't think there's a size for the belt. It is the large size pack. Golite determines pack size by torso size.

In Gear Swap » FS Golite Jam 70L Pack
December 08, 9:07pm

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