bheiser1

Reviewer of the Month: June 2013

1,452 reviewer rep
1,347 forum posts
joined Aug 10, 2007

I am a: male hiker
Location: Foothills Of The Sierra Nevada, CA
Occupation: Program Manager and Photographer
Website: http://www.bh.org

Affiliations: None

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Canoeing
Photography

Vitals

Height6'
Weight175#
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 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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Dirty Girl Gaiters 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 Men's 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 Men's Targhee II Mid 8/20/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Sea to Summit Folding Bucket 8/11/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Merrell Men's 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 Men's Fugitive GTX 8/11/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Skyview 1.5 8/11/2007

Trip Reports

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

Forum Posts

Hacking the JMT permit process April 22, 2019
Walking sticks for self defense. March 2, 2019
Trailspace first trip of Spring (?) March 25, 2018
Kearsarge North, 03 February 2018 February 3, 2018
Choosing the best marshmallow roasting stick for a beginner December 22, 2017
Ibex merino December 1, 2017
Trekking Poles December 2, 2015
Congratulations, Top Reviewers of 2015 January 20, 2016
Momyer to Dobbs Camp June 15, 2015
Cottonwood Lakes 2015 July 25, 2015
Bear canisters/vaults June 2, 2015
Top of the North east February 13, 2015
Google Earth Pro January 31, 2015
Down parka for backpacking in winter January 2, 2015
Eric's (The Trailspacer formerly known as HRH) Year in Review December 27, 2014
Uploading pix from a mobile December 26, 2014
WTB 2011 Copper Spur UL 1 Tent December 19, 2014
Finally, some snow in SoCal! December 14, 2014
Multiple paragraphs in bullet items November 30, 2014
Primus "Winter Gas" for Canister Stoves November 13, 2014