39 reviewer rep
29 forum posts
joined Feb 2, 2011

I am a: backpacker
Location: California


Rock climbing
Mountain biking


Torso LengthMed
Boot/Shoe Size10
Jacket/Shirt SizeL
Pant Size32

Started hiking and backpacking decades ago as a Boy Scout. Then I got into rock climbing and lead climbing in high school and was taking youth group kids when I was in college. I never was an accomplished/skilled climber, but I had fun nonetheless. I've done a fair amount of multipitch rock and no one has yet been hurt and or had to call for an evac -- so my luck is holding!

Family and a young one turned backpacking/climbing into weeklong car camping and mtn biking or hiking trips -- mostly in Santa Cruz Mtns (Calif.) and Lake Tahoe.

Now my son is entering his teen years and we're getting back into the climbing and backpacking end of things. Son wants to Summit Whitney this year (2011), so we're spending weekends doing some local hikes and planning to spend a weekend a month backpacking so the old man can get back in shape.

Gear Reviews (7)

user rating: 5 of 5 Platypus Hoser 2/10/2011
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Backpacker's Pantry Huevos Rancheros 2/10/2011
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Backpacker's Pantry Santa Fe Chicken 2/10/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce 2/10/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Ultralight Dualist Cook System 2/10/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 JanSport D5 2/02/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Osprey Argon 70 2/02/2011

Trip Reports

Mount Langley trip September 26, 2011

Forum Posts

Garmont Zenith Mid GTX hiking boots, size 10.5 February 2, 2013
Light simulclimb short rope March 24, 2012
Happy 11th Birthday, Trailspace March 14, 2012
Order of Importance? January 5, 2012
Nemo Pentalite 4 vs BA Copper Spur 4 January 7, 2012
Backpacking with my daughter October 3, 2011
Mount Langley trip September 26, 2011
Getting back into Canoes September 11, 2011
How many calories per day? March 21, 2011
Need Help Sealing and Guying Out a Tent April 4, 2011
Another gear storage question April 3, 2011
Gear review categories March 27, 2011
Kayak Repair - small leak March 11, 2011
META - Gear reviews March 2, 2011
Sleeping bag help! February 25, 2011
Gun Topics on Trailspace February 10, 2011
Buying a pack and cant decide which I want... February 23, 2011
Sailing February 11, 2011
Camp stoves December 19, 2010
Spitfire 2 vs Gunnison 2.1, Lynx Pass, etc... February 12, 2011