3 reviewer rep
46 forum posts
joined Jan 13, 2002

I am a: 75-year-old backcountry skier
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Occupation: Integrated Circuit Layout Eng. (Ret.)

Affiliations: This does not apply!


Backcountry skiing
distance walking


Weight215 lbs
Boot/Shoe Size#12
Jacket/Shirt SizeXXL
Pant Size40W

I have been married -51yrs, father of six and, GRANDFATHER of twelve! I love snow camping, X-C skiing, backpacking, photography, snorkeling (Hawaii), reading (technical material) and, coaching children's sports, now with grandchildren -soccer, softball, youth football, etc.).
My favorite backpacking and snow camping areas are in the 'high country' of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, especially Yosemite NP.

Gear Reviews (1)

user rating: 5 of 5 REI Geo Mountain 4 1/24/2018

Forum Posts

Winter sleeping bag recommendations December 30, 2019
One Stove or Two? March 20, 2019
Candles in an igloo? February 4, 2019
How Many Good Years Left in the Outdoors? December 9, 2018
Renting gear? November 27, 2018
VBL clothing for winter August 25, 2018
Is this the future of backpacking? August 19, 2018
Tent Packing: Stuff, Roll, Or Fold? July 31, 2018
No way I'm taking them hiking! July 11, 2018
Leaving a Mark July 10, 2018
What is the best way to keep Bear's and rodents from your Tent and Backpack/Panniers? July 11, 2018
What age to start kids into winter backpacking? January 23, 2018
Geezerhood and backpacking February 9, 2018
New sleeping bag November 14, 2017
Heavy stuff.... June 6, 2011
How to Fluff a Sleeping Bag December 22, 2010
Cross-country skiing, how easy to learn? January 5, 2011
New to Winter backpacking... October 16, 2010
Tent Choices -- HELP! November 28, 2010
Snow shelter November 19, 2010