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Roleigh Martin (marti124) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
About Me Formerly from MN and NY, now in Reno, NV, I have been hiking every summer in the High Sierra since 2000. From 2000-2007, we did the High Sierra Trail (HST). Been doing the John Muir Trail since then, every year. I am the lead moderator for the JohnMuirTrail@YahooGroups.com for 2011-2013. I organized groups (without charge) for the JMT, 2008-2011 for the hike I participated in (from 5 to 8 people). I'm doing a JMT 2014 group hike again. See my Google Profile for more and top links on a variety of topics (click on "My Website URL above").
CityReno
StateNV
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttps://plus.google.com/+RoleighMartin/about
My PDF Gear ListMy gear list as of 4/3/2010

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All Forum Posts by Roleigh Martin

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Interested, PM sent (re: FS Zpacks Zero)
Nevermind, item is still for sale.

In Gear Swap » FS Zpacks Zero. Small size (1700). Tall torso
October 23, 10:46am

Re: High Sierra Trail
The JMT and HST as the others have stated are two trails from the west, but more popular than those are those who hike up the PCT from Horseshoe Meadows to do Whitney from the West that way. Secon...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt Whitney from the West
October 16, 9:41am

Get PCT route fo Delorme Inreach Explorer?
How can one get the PCT trail (route) or the JMT trail (route) on their Delorme Inreach Explorer? I have an old Garmin GPS where one could buy the PCT sim-card and you'd know the exact trail, w...

In GEAR » Get PCT route fo Delorme Inreach Explorer?
October 10, 9:23pm

Re: .7 oz/yd2 CTF3 (Cuben) - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
I'd like to see this thread re-opened with 2014 data. Anything new to add to this thread? Among items I'd like to see if anyone has seen their cuben fiber tents, now that they're a co...

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
October 09, 5:06pm

Re: FLEECE
Max, what about the Patagonia water-resistant fleece? http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-piton-hybrid-jacket-for-alpine-climbing?p=31805-0 or this one by arcteryx: http://arcteryx.co...

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 12, 9:40pm

Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
I just finished 27 days on the JMT, July 15-Aug 10, and in 15 years of hiking in this time frame in the High Sierras, it was the wettest I've hiked in yet. One day it rained non-stop 12 hours,...

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 11, 9:27pm

re:audiobooks and travel insurance
Anthea, thanks for the recommendation. I'll look into it. PHI says they are the most used helicopter service in the JMT area. I'm awaiting a final packit email from the California dire...

In Chaff » My annual list of audiobooks for hiking
July 07, 1:11pm

Re: Re:Why not post in reader reviews?
Thanks Ken, I didn't notice that forum. I read though the choices and thought this one was the place to post. Roleigh

In On the Web » Detailed Bk Review JMT 5th Ed, by E.Wenk--Highly Recommended
June 09, 8:24am

Detailed Bk Review JMT 5th Ed, by E.Wenk--Highly Recommended
Review of John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition, by Elizabeth Wenk, Wilderness Press, 2014, 296 pages. Reviewed by Roleigh Martin, Lead Moderato...

In On the Web » Detailed Bk Review JMT 5th Ed, by E.Wenk--Highly Recommended
June 06, 9:55am

Re: Water containers
Thanks Colin, what about Cordura (Nylon)? (Or is that fabric on the other side of the TPU, and it's only the TPU that water touches in the MSR bladders?) Roleigh

In Make Your Own Gear » Water bag/bladder
April 25, 10:27am

All Reader Reviews by Roleigh Martin

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Wilderness Press John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition
Review of John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, 5th Edition, by Elizabeth Wenk, Wilderness Press, 2014, 296 pages. Reviewed by Roleigh Martin, Lead Moderator: Jo...

In Books and Media
June 09, 8:47am

zpacks Company
I have bought many items from Zpacks, including some new items he started carrying as a result of my orders, such as the large size pack cover; the 1000 cu inch zero pack; and he provided a customized...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 16, 10:49pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Thanks to these reviews mentioning the problems and the recall issue, I called MSR up and found out I had a problem element and I was mailed a replacement. I won't be able to determine how good i...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 25, 2:02pm

Leukotape P Sports Tape
Andrew Skurka spoke in Minneapolis today at the Outdoor Expo and I took down his notes on foot care and found some links, including this thread. He recommends shoes that keep your feet cool (he u...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 26, 11:31pm

Bear Boxer 101 Contender
Can you please provide a link for the Bear Boxer 101 Contender? Thank you. Never mind -- I found the link, I presume it is here: http://www.bareboxer.com/products.htm

In Miscellaneous Products
May 23, 6:43pm