The hardest trip I've ever done
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David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
The hardest trip I've ever done on 05/31/2011 09:26:48 MDT Print View

Bob Marshall Wilderness, this past weekend.

Monture Creek - Limestone pass - Danaher.
Danaher - South Fork (packraft) - Big Salmon.
Big Salmon - Pendant Creek - Holland Lake.

bearski

http://bedrockandparadox.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/the-hardest-trip-ive-ever-done-yet/

Ryan Tucker
(BeartoothTucker) - M
great report on 05/31/2011 09:45:33 MDT Print View

thanks for sharing

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
The hardest trip I've ever done on 05/31/2011 09:49:55 MDT Print View

David C,
A great adventure and TR, thanks.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
gear list on 05/31/2011 15:29:45 MDT Print View

Yukon Yak w/deck
Aquabound Shred
PFD

Camp Magix 10 crampons

Altai Hok skis (125) w/ X-trace universal bindings

Sea to Summit poncho tarp
Montbell bivvy
Synthetic quilt
Prolite XS

MSR Pocket Rocket
1.3L Evernew pot
lots of soup packets and candy bars

Montane Spektr
Montane Featherlite pants
Powerstretch tights
Cap 2 LS and SS
Pile hoody
liner gloves
OR Endeavor Mitts
Wool socks
Hydroskin socks
LaSportiva Crossleathers
Dirty girl gaiters
Buff
Smartwool beanie

Scott Truong
(elf773)

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: The hardest trip I've ever done on 05/31/2011 16:17:38 MDT Print View

Yikes! Good work dude. Thanks for the TR.

How did you like the Spektr? Do you use it both as a wind and rain jacket?

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: The hardest trip I've ever done on 05/31/2011 17:02:06 MDT Print View

"Bob Marshall Wilderness, this past weekend."

Terrific report, Dave. The best I've yet read. Thanks especially for sharing your inner thought process and feelings.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: spektr on 05/31/2011 18:26:28 MDT Print View

Thanks everyone.

I managed to scrape by at work today, but am tired, and working on my beer drinking at the moment.

I didn't bring a windshell, given the forecast of coldish temps and lots of rain. The cut of the Spektr is fantastic, if you prefer athletic fitting shells. It's slim, with a long torso and delightfully long sleeves. Event is also the most breathable WPB material I've used. It's not even close to windshirt breathable, but definitly better than Gtex or poly laminates. The fabric of the Spektr is also excellent, light, but stiff and durable. Bushwack with confidence. On the other hand, the tornado closure is a bit fussy, and I'm not at all convinced it saves weight over a zip.

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Re: re: spektr on 05/31/2011 18:32:01 MDT Print View

does it run true to size? I did a 80mile bushwack over our holiday here(2 weeks ago) and sounds like it would fit the bill since i'm looking for a solid technical shell. How does the size compare to say a houdini?

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
spektr fit on 05/31/2011 20:34:33 MDT Print View

Torso is trimmer than a stock Houdini. Torso and sleeves are the same if not longer.

I'm 5'11", 160 lb, long arms, 38" chest, and the medium Spektr fits perfect. Just enough room for a 300 weight fleece and baselayer. Not enough for a midweight down coat.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re: the hardest trip on 06/01/2011 11:54:07 MDT Print View

Loved the report. Very quotable too. My favorite line- "The glory of a traverse is that retreat is sufficiently inconvenient that you’re unlikely to indulge without very good reason."

Lately I've found myself wondering, "What next?" Then I look at your trip reports and an inkling of an idea starts to form.

Thanks!

Jack Marler
(JackNewman) - F

Locale: Mississippi River Valley
The Bob Trip on 06/12/2011 18:49:30 MDT Print View

Wow....
Thanks For Posting This!!!
Newman

Gabe P
(Gabe) - MLife
hardest trip on 01/06/2012 08:57:35 MST Print View

wow! thanks.