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Gregory Topf (notoriousGRT) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale PNW / Switzerland
About Me Mainly into minimalist backcountry pack-in fly fishing. River canyons more than lakes. Packrafting this Summer.
CityPortland / Z├╝rich
StateOR/ZH
CountryUSA / Switzerland
My PDF Gear ListPackrafting the Bob - August 2009

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Nice Call on the 25mile crossing
It is no small feat to continue thinking and analyzing one's options so late into the trip...nicely done - not sure I would have had the focus/awareness by that point, regardless of the mapping...

In Post-Trip Reports » Chris and Andrew's 2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open Trip Report
June 04, 1:33pm

From Quest to Epic...with some epic quests along the way
Rob, Perhaps you have made your pack decision already, but I'll add my two cents: I started out using a GoLite Quest plus waterproof liner in 2009 on week-long packrafting trips with 35-40 ...

In Packrafting » Suitable packrafting expedition backpacks?
May 03, 8:32am

ditto the backferry, plus slow down your boat
Dan - thanks for sharing that harrowing tale. It brought me back to an old, but still vivid memory. When I was a fearless and indestructible 15 year old, I was fly fishing in the Oregon Cascdes...

In Packrafting » What you would do? - Sweeper Q / Initial Trip Report
April 27, 3:43am

never ever...
Never stop thinking when you're out there. In the best case scenario you will lose only time.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Perils of Certainty
April 25, 11:56am

gnarly
gnarly waves and drops...I often portage those when solo...sounds like you were prepared to swim though, and luckily didn't have to.

In Packrafting » Wild Wisconsin
April 10, 3:29am

way to rock it Dave C
Yearning to get back there am I after reading that one.

In Editor's Roundtable » A Country Divided: The Continental Divide Trail
April 06, 3:04pm

Re: Snake River Snake Country
Hi David - I am most likely going to be in the W-T Wilderness - not quite as spectacular as Hells Canyon but well worth the trip and certainly snaky in the river canyons (but without so much poison...

In Philosophy & Technique » Going tentless
March 24, 3:39pm

Re: Re: Snake Country tarpin'
@flyfast aka Dr. Science: Thanks for the confirmation that that snakes aren't interested in me even while I dream away. That's generally my point of departure, but when it comes to being ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Going tentless
March 24, 3:29am

OK how about $110
Hi - I am going to be in the USA in mid-April and could ship these if someone wants them. Price includes CONUS shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS Integral Designs eVENT RAINPANTS Medium - never worn
March 23, 3:38pm

Snake Country tarpin'
Glad to have found a thread I can jump on - I have been tarp camping, sleeping usually just with a quilt for the past two summers. I sleep without fear of molestation by charismatic megafauna, but...

In Philosophy & Technique » Going tentless
March 23, 3:12pm

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