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Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 17:42:34 MST Print View

Was talking to my buddy the other day, and he mentioned that he had joined a JMT yahoo group, which sells little lapel type pins for their members to wear, so that group members can ID each other if they ever bump into one another on the trail. I thought this was a pretty cool idea, and wondered why BPL doesn't have this. Then i remembered people probably couldn't stand the extra 1 ounce :D We jokingly agreed that the best way would be to just write BPL in magic marker on your forehead, or some spray paint and a stencil.

But in all honesty, I think a trail pin would be pretty cool. Something small and simple. Maybe just the Mountain silhouette we see in the current BPL logo. I'd pay a few bucks for one.

I'm fairly new here, so im not sure if this has been brought up in the past, or perhaps it has already been done. What do you guys think?

Edited by Konrad1013 on 03/13/2010 17:43:17 MST.

Jonathan DeYoung
(jdeyoung81) - F

Locale: New England
Re: BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 17:54:50 MST Print View

Just look for the folks effortlessly making their way along the trail with the lightest packs :)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 17:56:05 MST Print View

Just wear the merino UL beanie. ;-)

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 18:05:22 MST Print View

Dead weight. That cottage made pack and carbon poles say it all. Plus nobody could read your pin as you blast past them. AREN'T DOGS GREAT?

Edited by kthompson on 03/13/2010 18:05:59 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
BPL trail ID= Visor on 03/13/2010 18:06:28 MST Print View

I really want a Black Visor w/ a BPL logo on it.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 18:06:55 MST Print View

Maybe, but only if we get to do the secret handshake.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 18:18:53 MST Print View

Heard a rumor that there is a BPL tatoo in the works.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 18:22:06 MST Print View

"AREN'T DOGS GREAT?"

Better'n most people I know!

Michael Crosby
(djjmikie) - MLife

Locale: Ky
Aren't dogs great on 03/13/2010 19:06:01 MST Print View

"AREN'T DOGS GREAT?"

Better'n most people I know!


I agree 100 percent

Edited by djjmikie on 03/13/2010 19:39:22 MST.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 19:45:23 MST Print View

Maybe a logo merino shirt?

I wish more of the cottage folks would have logo items.

Maybe this should go in the 'gear Whore/ pimp' thread.
(had to use the capital letter trick)

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 21:35:43 MST Print View

Hi, I'm the one who came up with the button maker and graphic design for the JohnMuirTrail@YahooGroups.Com and placed the first two orders. http://www.affordablebuttons.com/

You can do qty 10 orders for individual buttons of $1.25 for multi-color buttons. So if BPL wants to do it, it would be cheap and if not, we the forum members could decide on a popular image, and order units as low as qty 10. If we had a logo of "BPL", I doubt if we would be infringing on any trademark but we could ask Ryan to be safe. I'm all in favor of BPL staff running with this idea, but maybe if they see a groundswell movement they'll be inspired to run with it. Let's come up with some graphic designs in this thread, ok? Here is the image of the JMT group.

For JMT 1_75 inch diam circle buttons (with  48 font size)

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 22:06:28 MST Print View

Buttons? They seem so '70s. I don't want to be poking holes in my stuff.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 22:13:53 MST Print View

Trail Flair!

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Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 23:14:33 MST Print View

There are 2 ways to use buttons without poking holes. (a) use thread, tiny key ring, or tie-strap to attach button to the shoulder strap. Many of us will put the button on the cap or shoulder strap -- two most obvious, visible positions to place it.

Buttons are old because they're affordable, light, and get the job done neatly, and small.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
BPL Trail ID on 03/13/2010 23:31:28 MST Print View

"Many of us will" Thats it, stay positive.