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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


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