954 reviewer rep
663 forum posts
joined Nov 21, 2007

Full Name: private
76-year-old male backpacker
Henderson, NV
Occupation: Retired Teacher/Ski Patroller
Email: private

Gear Reviews (46)

user rating: 4 of 5 Eddie Bauer Men's First Ascent Peak XV Down Jacket 5/01/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 REI Flash Insulated Air Pad 10/14/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof 2/09/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sole Thin Sport Moldable Footbed 5/31/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 REI Men's Quarter-Zip Fleece Pullover 5/25/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 G3 Expedition Skins 3/14/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Sea to Summit Delta Insul-Mug 2/27/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles 2/02/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20° 1/05/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Alpine Mittens 12/15/2016

Forum Posts (663)

Re: High Peak Pacific Crest 90 Backpack June 10, 2019
Re: A New Winter Pack June 10, 2019
Duluth Trading for great outdoor clothing June 7, 2019
Re: Stoves: Product Design, Info, Use, Maintenance June 7, 2019
Re: So Many Lost Hikers June 7, 2019

Trip Reports (1)

N.Rim to S. Rim Nov. 6 - 9 November 14, 2017


I've backpacked since I was a Boy Scout in the '50s. In earlier days (70s thru the 90s) I was a canoe racer, instructor, and wilderness paddler. Then I got into sea kayaking where speed and big waves hooked me.

Now that I've retired from teaching I live in Las Vegas. I'm backpacking all over the mountain west. Also I've gotten back into backcountry skiing. For 10 years in Erie, Pennsylvania I was a Nordic petroller. Even got to patrol the '80 Olympics at Lake Placid and be an Army ROTC cadet winter survival instructor. Now I've joined the Las vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Mountain Patrol as an alpine patroller. "It's a great life if ya don't weaken."


Backcountry skiing
Sea kayaking


Height5' 10"
Torso Lengthforgot
Boot/Shoe Size11 1/2 D
Jacket/Shirt SizeLarge (42- 44)
Pant SizeMedium (33W. 31 Inseam)