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David Pex (dpex) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific NW
About Me 56, accountant. Hiked the Wonderland Trail around Rainier four times so far, the first time in 96 hours, the other times in five days. Have hiked the Timberline Trail around Mt. Hood several times, on weekends. Hiked the JMT in 2010 in 14+ days, most excellent trip.
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Re: Wonderland Trail Crosscountry Zone Camping
Little bug shoe is correct, Crosscountry Zone Camping (at least a 1/4 mile off the trail) is not allowed for those doing the complete Wonderland Trail. I apologize for this error. -Dave Pex

In Editor's Roundtable » Wonderland Trail
June 18, 11:00am

Water Filtration and Stove Choices
One choice you did not mention (and I have not seen it in other forums either) is the Sawyer in-line water filter (http://www.sawyer.com/water.html#water1 or http://www.rei.com/product/801824/sawye...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2C: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Cooking, Water, Trekking Poles, and Accessories
May 30, 12:10pm

Locating cuben fiber tarp
Z-Packs will make any size cuben tarp you desire: http://www.zpacks.com/shelter/tarps.shtml Dave

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
October 17, 5:11pm

Trap Tie-Out points
Perhaps a silly question, but: What is the best way of establishing a mid-tarp tie-out point, that is, a point that is not a grommet hole on the edge of the tarp? Thanks, Dave

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
October 17, 5:08pm

JMT in 2012
Robert, Thanks for the offer! Unfortunately, I won't be arriving at the Mammoth airport until 5:30PM on the 11th. I don't think I'll have much trouble hitching, as long as I get a ...

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail (JMT) Trip Report, August 2010
February 24, 1:37am

JMT 2012
Hi all, On my JMT trip in 2010, it was rather cold (below freezing) my nights at Tyndall and above Guitar Lake. When I summited Whitney at dawn on 8/29, it must have been in the high '20s w...

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail (JMT) Trip Report, August 2010
February 22, 3:15pm

ProLite Air Mat Durability
I am not sold on the Prolite (by any name). It failed on me part way through my JMT hike last year (just after leaving VVR going south), and despite numerous attempts at field repair, it continued...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest ProLite 3 Air Mat Product Review
February 01, 3:40pm

Re: My list from my 2010 trip on the JMT
By the way, forget my silly query about Jetboils being as light as Calderas! I got ounces and grams mixed up :-0

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT Gear List
January 31, 12:52am

Reply to Comments-Journaling Practices/Cookie Recipe/Photo Captions
Journaling Practice: This is actually the first time I've journaled on the trail. I written trip reports, but usually months after the trip. On this trip, I had a "Rite-in-the-Rain"...

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail (JMT) Trip Report, August 2010
January 30, 7:30pm

My list from my 2010 trip on the JMT
Some observations: I found it useful to have the trowel, as there are places the soil is quite compact and hard. My Thermarest failed on the trip, and I was not able to effectively repair it....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT Gear List
January 28, 3:38pm

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