Reviewer of the Month: June 2013

1,452 reviewer rep
1,344 forum posts
joined Aug 10, 2007

Full Name: private
male hiker
Foothills Of The Sierra Nevada, CA
Occupation: Program Manager and Photographer
Email: private

Affiliations: None

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 Men's 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

Forum Posts (1344)

Re: Trailspace first trip of Spring (?) March 25, 2018
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Re: Choosing the best marshmallow roasting stick for a beginner January 31, 2018
Re: Ibex merino January 31, 2018
Re: Trekking Poles January 24, 2016

Trip Reports (3)

McGee Creek, John Muir Wilderness October 13, 2014
TR: North Fork, Trinity Alps, California, Jul 2-5, 2012 July 18, 2012
The Wonders of Yosemite August 17, 2010


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.




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