Chris Utz

10 reviewer rep
37 forum posts
joined Jun 22, 2011

I am a: 44-year-old backpacker
Location: Mckee, KY
Occupation: Child Care Worker


Mountain biking

Growing up in eastern Kentucky meant "playin in the woods".  i didn't realize that not everyone had the same experience until i joined the military.  throughout my life i have never strayed to far from a treeline, ready to make a break for it whenever the chance appears.  now i hope to impart my love of nature to my son, as well as the children i work with.

"If ya ain't got socks, ya ain't got much.  But if ya got'em ya might as well pull'em up."

Gear Reviews (5)

user rating: 3.5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Cascade 5200 7/24/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Z Lite 7/24/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Hi-Tec Men's Altitude IV WP 7/22/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Katadyn Hiker PRO 7/06/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Kelty Teton 2 6/22/2011

Forum Posts

camera suggestions May 14, 2014
Lost, Turned Around, Etc. June 26, 2012
Love Second hand stores SCORE April 16, 2012
App Trails Mark III June 23, 2012
Poison Ivy / Oak is in bloom! Here are a few photos. April 22, 2012
Hungry on the trail June 22, 2012
Weapons for wild dogs (no guns) June 20, 2012
Google Maps for Trails? June 7, 2012
Rising cost of backpack gear, what are you doing about it? May 5, 2012
Bear stopping at your back yard May 30, 2012
Outdoor Superstitions June 1, 2012
Best tunes to hike to. June 3, 2012
Bear bagging is now obsolete. March 12, 2012
Animals on the trail. December 3, 2011
weird thought February 1, 2012
Packs January 22, 2012
Hiking in the Rain December 20, 2011
winter backpacking October 18, 2011
Random sightings... October 5, 2011
Looking for hiking shoes July 8, 2011