11 BPL members met up this past Friday for the NE BPL Meetup at Mt. Washington State Forest near Sheffield, MA:
We did more chatting, hanging out, and picture time than hiking, but I don't think there was one disappointed hiker in the group, haha.
Saturday morning after breakfast we all toured the new neighborhood...
Phil's Terra Rossa Tyvek tarp:
Phil's GG Gorilla:
Phil's Terra Rossa Tyvek bivy:
Walter's Cuben shelter (he got it in the BPL sale, can't recall the brand):
Walter's home made trekking poles from golf shafts and fishing pole handles:
Ryan's tarp (great coverage! Not sure of the brand):
Ryan's MLD Exodus (I think?), lots of miles on it, still looks great:
Ryan's custom quilt from Javan Dempsey (I think?):
Eric's SMD Lunar Solo:
Eric's Ultra Light Alpine Down Hugger#3:
Greg's homemade tw-person Ray-Way Tarp:
Clint's GG "The One:"
Clint's homemade pack (looking great w/ many miles!):
Clint's bag (Sierra Designs?):
Steve's Hennessy Hammock:
MontBell Product placement:
Steven's massive, luxurious pillow:
Seth's MLD Duaomid & Dirty Girl Gators:
Seth's MLD Bivy:
Seth's new MLD Exodus:
Ben rocking the slack line:
Ben testing out Phil's Cuben MLD Duomid:
Ben's Pad/Sleeping bag combo (not sure of brand):
Ben's Laufbursche pack:
Bryce's VirgaOutdoors 9 x 7 .51 Tarp:
We actually did some hiking:
Little hut near Alander Mtn. Peak:
Nice door return mechanism:
"Clown Car" shot:
Phil taking it all in:
Ryan at the top:
Such a long day of hiking...we needed a rest:
Steve and his Hobo "pack:"
Steve and the gravity filter:
No corkscrew bad!
We found Pete on the trail, he didn't even know we had a meetup this weekend, but he certainly fit it w/ his TT Rainbow. :)
We do fire right!
Steve's $30 Costco, XL Kids down jacket @ 12oz. :o
All the packs cuddling together:
It was great to hear about people's travels and thru-hikes. Had a great time even if we weren't hiking. Never hung out with a more like-minded group. It was a great time and I can't wait until we do it again....I have a feeling this is only going to get bigger over time. haha.