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bheiser1

Reviewer of the Month: June 2013

1,477 reviewer rep
1,349 forum posts
joined Aug 10, 2007

I am a: hiker
Location: Tuolumne County, CA
Occupation: Sr. Program Manager and Photographer
Website: https://billheiser.photo

Affiliations: None

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Canoeing
Kayaking
Photography

Vitals

Height6'
Weight185#
Torso Length21-ish
Boot/Shoe Sizevaries, usually 10.5-11
Jacket/Shirt SizeMedium
Pant Size32-33W, 32L

I am primarily a hiker, backpacker, and camper.  I work on weekdays, so most of my trips are 1-2 night weekenders, with occasional longer trips.  My longest backpacking trip so far (aside from spending a summer of mixed backpacking & roadside camping in my teens) has been a 30-day thru-hike of the John Muir Trail in 2012.

I've been doing these things since I was a kid when we went family camping and hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  There have been off-again, on-again periods of outdoorsy stuff throughout my adult life as a result of getting caught up in other life activities.  Over the past several years I've been making up for lost time - with the past two years being when I've done the most backpacking of any years throughout my life so far.  My travels these days are mostly in the Sierra Nevada of California.

In the coming years I look forward continuing this trend, and hope to find time to also do some canoeing, kayaking, and mountain biking.

Gear Reviews (25)

user rating: 3 of 5 Cotopaxi Nepal 65 11/30/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Vasque Scree 2.0 Low UltraDry 6/09/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Diamond CoEfficient Vest 4/09/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Bergans Glittertind 70 8/21/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Sawyer Squeeze 6/08/2013
user rating: 2.5 of 5 REI Sahara Convertible Pants 6/02/2013
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Z Lite 6/02/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 6/02/2013
user rating: 1 of 5 Salomon S Lab Gaiters 5/05/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Wild Ideas Bearikade Expedition 5/05/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Dirty Girl Gaiter 5/05/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Pack Cover 5/05/2013
user rating: 2 of 5 WrightSock CoolMesh II Lo Quarter Sock 7/13/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia R1 Hoody 3/04/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 REI Flash 18 3/04/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Trailspace Trail Runner Cap 9/12/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 8/15/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 REI Insulated Mug 11/20/2010
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Keen Targhee II Waterproof Mid 8/20/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Sea to Summit Folding Bucket 8/11/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Merrell Mesa Ventilator II 7/08/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Highmountain 72 7/05/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Kelty Redwing 3100 8/13/2007
user rating: 3 of 5 Asolo Fugitive GTX 8/11/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Skyview 1.5 8/11/2007

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