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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Started backpacking in 1998 in my early 30's- US with some global travel (Pacific, Europe, Asia, northern Mexico). Semi-retired from govt type work, now working 2-3 contracts per yr, trying to keep summer and winter free to backpack, mountain-bike,snowshoe. Here to hike maybe a bit more further, faster while still enjoying scenery, as I still haven't discovered the fountain of youth. Have a 20F kit, .. starting on a 45F one, maybe a deeper winter one (all interchangeable) need to update gear list.
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Aspen trailhead for Maroon Bells
Well paved and just come in direct from glenwood sp as Aspen can have some traffic - there's a traffic circle so stay on the right. There's some groceries at basalt (WF). The temp ranger...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggested trailhead for Maroon Bells?
October 01, 6:52pm

Volume to handle UL at 0° F?
Looking at Andy's winter pack, noting the 25" custom aluminum frame, so estimating a 28" tall pack. The next item is the "sleeping bag rolled" volume while trying to keep p...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 29, 3:25pm

Gear Swap vs. Chaff
Think Gear Swap is a major source of new memberships while Chaff really isn't. A toggle switch for life members after logging in would be nice but wouldn't hold my breath OOPS: thought ...

In Gear Swap » Gear Swap vs. Chaff
September 29, 2:29pm

Re: New Zpacks hooded windshirt
Interested as a flame just burnt a hole in my 2012 Houdini sleeve (not to mention oily due to touching skin that's not washing off). Since it's made from " .75 oz/sqyd Pertex GL rips...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
September 29, 2:23pm

Congressman trying to raise public land fees without public comment
According to the below article dated Sept 26, a Washington Congressman (Hastings R-Washington) is attempting to attach a budget rider to increase fees that could include remote, undeveloped US wild...

In On the Web » Congressman trying to raise public land fees without public comment
September 29, 2:10pm

Clarification ... sorta
The FS Chief clarified his position that it applied to hiring models and/or bringing a camera crew, and amateurs need not worry.. http://www.adventure-journal.com/2014/09/forest-service-clarifie...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 29, 1:48pm

iPhone 6 design purposefully evades surveillance
The customer is always right I suppose. NY Times article summarizing "post - Snowden" smartphone to evade surveillance http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/27/technology/iphone-locks-ou...

In Chaff » iPhone 6 design purposefully evades surveillance
September 27, 8:08am

Re: A week in the Weminuche Wilderness Sept. 2014
Great way to spend a week. Take it you were able to check out Silverton? Nothing in those streams except trout dumped in by Colorado fish& game ... probably.

In Post-Trip Reports » A week in the Weminuche Wilderness Sept. 2014
September 26, 2:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Iceland Lake - September 2014
Enjoyed the photos. Were the potatoes, carrots, and sausage a stew or soup (been reading the Complete Walker and thinking stew recipes)

In Post-Trip Reports » Iceland Lake - September 2014
September 26, 2:52pm

The problem
Here's the original document https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/09/04/2014-21093/proposed-directive-for-commercial-filming-in-wilderness-special-uses-administration Looks lik...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 26, 2:24pm

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