FromSagetoSnow

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Reviewer of the Month: May 2013

6,812 reviewer rep
1,676 forum posts
joined Mar 18, 2010

I am a: male mountaineer
Location: Washington
Occupation: Training Specialist

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Trail running
Mountaineering
Rock climbing
Mountain biking
Fishing
Hunting

Vitals

Height5'-10"
Weight185 lbs
Torso Length20
Boot/Shoe Size9.5 US
Jacket/Shirt SizeMedium
Pant Size32x32

I like hikes with my kids and basic alpine climbs like Mt. Baker, Mt. Hood, Adams, Rainier, St Helens, etc.  Glacier Peak is next.  Mt Stuart, Dragontail, Eldorado, Daniel, Shuksan, etc are also on the list as well.

I just got set up with AT skiing gear last season.  I skied down three volcanoes now and I never want to walk anywhere again. 

Gear Reviews (120)

user rating: 3 of 5 Outdoor Research Men's Illuminate Down Hoody 5/28/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock 5/20/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 BioLite Headlamp 330 4/18/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Stunt Puppy Puff Doggy 2/16/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Cloud 800 / 20 Degree 10/09/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Revant F1L 9/14/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Men's Couloir Gloves 4/22/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Men's Ascendant Hoody 2/23/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Gregory Alpinisto 50 1/21/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Patagonia Ascensionist 35L 10/02/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 The North Face Men's Reactor Hoodie 9/13/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Atomic Sugar Daddy 7/06/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Rock Gear The Original 5/22/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 MSR ToughStake 3/14/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR Remote 2 1/16/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Black Diamond Iota 12/21/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Columbia Trail Summit Running Glove 10/20/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Oakley Factory Winter Glove 8/30/2016
user rating: 3 of 5 Under Armour Men's Verge Low Gore-Tex 8/09/2016
user rating: 3 of 5 Julbo Tensing 7/26/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Marker F10 Tour 7/14/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Dalbello Sherpa 2/8 I.D. 7/14/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Line Skis Mastermind 7/14/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper SV 5/02/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Ibex Meru Hat 4/28/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip 3/14/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Injinji Performance Micro Sock 3/07/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Oakley Heritage Pipe Glove 11/24/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 The New Primal Spicy 100% Grass-Fed Beef Jerky 11/19/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 The New Primal Turkey Jerky 11/19/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock 11/18/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 The New Primal Original 100% Grass-Fed Beef Jerky 11/16/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Men's Merino Air Bottoms 11/09/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Men's Merino Air Hoody 9/30/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Edelweiss Discover 8 mm 9/03/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Diamond Raven with Grip 7/08/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Shifter 2 6/15/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX 1/21/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Bergans Men's Tufto Pants 1/19/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2 10/14/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Dynafit MS Feline Gore-Tex 10/13/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Vermont Smoke and Cure Real Sticks 9/17/2014
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Keen Men's Durand Waterproof Mid 9/12/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR MicroRocket 7/18/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Diamond Venom Hammer Ice Axe 6/24/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Granite Gear Men's Nimbus Trace Access 70 5/27/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 WrightSock Coolmesh II Crew Sock 5/12/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 The North Face Men's Surgent Full Zip Hoodie 5/06/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Beal Joker 9.1 mm 4/29/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Olympus TG-830 iHS 4/29/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Alchemy Hooded Jacket 4/28/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Recreation Before Responsibility Nylon RipStop Vest 3/13/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Knots Guide App 2/24/2014
user rating: 1 of 5 HALO Pocket Power StarLight 3000 1/03/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Big Agnes Men's Hole In The Wall Jacket 12/19/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 LazerBrite Multi-Lux Unit 11/05/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Vasque Arrowhead UltraDry 11/05/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Kühl Slackr Pant 9/05/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Carin Mountain Company Mount Rainier Guide Reference Map 8/21/2013
user rating: 3 of 5 Brunton Explorer 8/07/2013
user rating: 3 of 5 Clif The Climber Cabernet Sauvignon 7/24/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix 6/10/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Scarpa Men's Spark GTX 6/10/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Garmin Foretrex 401 5/28/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Black Diamond ATC 5/24/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero 5/22/2013
user rating: 3 of 5 GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink 5/20/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 ProBar Old School PB&J Bar 5/17/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 A3 Honey Graham S'mores Bar 5/17/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 The North Face Buckland Pants 5/06/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Mountain House Beef Stroganoff with Noodles 4/17/2013
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Canon PowerShot A2300 4/11/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Rab Men's Strata Hoodie 4/08/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Odwalla Bar 4/05/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest 4/04/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 CamelBak All Clear 3/26/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Atom 3/21/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Black Diamond Men's Half Dome 3/14/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Climbing Gear Climbing Holds 2/06/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Bern Macon 1/03/2013
user rating: 3 of 5 Manzella Chinook Windstopper Gloves 1/02/2013
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Faders Classic Figure Eight 11/19/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Brooks-Range Alpini Sleeping Pad 10/16/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Montana Mountaineering Summit Jacket 10/10/2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite 4 9/07/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Trailspace Pint Glass 9/04/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Clif Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut 8/28/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar 7/30/2012
user rating: 2 of 5 Black Diamond Forearm Trainer 6/25/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP 6/04/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Trailspace Trail Runner Cap 5/31/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Maxim Equinox 10.2mm 5/09/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 GSI Outdoors H2JO! Coffee Filter 4/19/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Bearded Stocking cap (home-made) 4/11/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest 3/20/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Red Ledge Men's Thunderlight Parka 3/19/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Kelty Trek 3/09/2012
user rating: 3 of 5 Outdoor Research Men's Verglas Gaiters 3/05/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Rick La Belle Rock Climbs of Central Washington 11/02/2011
user rating: 3.5 of 5 CAMP Rock Star 10/19/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Mammut Skywalker 2 10/19/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 La Sportiva Men's Tarantula 10/19/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Clif Shot 7/25/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Chinook Cyclone 3 7/25/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mammut Men's Mamook GTX 7/25/2011
user rating: 1.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Trail 7/21/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Black Diamond Kids' Alpine Bod 5/13/2011
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Mammut Mirage 5/13/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Diamond ATC-XP 3/29/2011
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Avalanche Wear Aegis Hooded Soft Shell 2/14/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip 1/19/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Gloves 12/07/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Kelty Red Cloud 6650 7/07/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Potable Aqua Iodine and Taste-Neutralizer Tablets 6/28/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Black Diamond Contact Strap 6/28/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Omega Pacific Mountain Axe 6/28/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Timex Adventure Tech Altimeter 6/28/2010
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Tool Logic SL3 Fire 5/13/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Campmor 20 Degree Down 4/26/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Raichle Montagna 4/13/2010

Trip Reports

Camp Muir, six years later June 17, 2019
Her first overnight backpacking trip July 10, 2017
Mount Baker, Rudy almost died July 5, 2017
Colchuck Lake day hike June 27, 2017
Rainier Camp Muir Training day May 22, 2017
Leavenworth Rockfest May 8, 2017
Mount Rainier, late season storm August 30, 2016
Tuck, Robin Lakes July 25, 2016
Mount Rainier Summit Climb with my Oldest July 18, 2016
Muir Snowfield, skiing with the clones July 14, 2016
Mt. Baker, Frenchman Coulee and Mt. Hood...in three days April 27, 2016
Minotaur Lake, Labyrinth Peak August 24, 2015
Waptus River kid hike July 28, 2015
Mt. Rainier Summit DC route July 7, 2015
Snowball fight in a heat wave July 2, 2015
Mount Saint Helens, Ski descent March 30, 2015
Snow Creek Wall the wrong way March 3, 2015
Featured on Oregon Field Guide October 28, 2014
GF hike at Chatter Creek October 13, 2014
Peggy's Pond August 12, 2014

Forum Posts

Cane grip vs. vertical grip trekking poles. September 13, 2019
Can your alcohol stove cook Jiffy Pop? September 10, 2019
Canoe Route Maps what do the P numbers mean? August 20, 2019
Anyone else have an appreciation for stripper canoes August 10, 2019
The argument for a single trekking pole and rubber tips. July 27, 2019
Do you use gaiters for mild weather trips? July 29, 2019
getting lost in the woods July 16, 2019
Is the compass obsolete? July 20, 2019
I think I had a mild case of snow blindness, help? July 25, 2019
Trying a bivy bag for the first time July 9, 2019
buying gear is hard April 1, 2019
Stoves: Product Design, Info, Use, Maintenance May 14, 2019
Stacking rocks June 17, 2019
Who has gone stoveless or to "cold soaking" exclusively? June 24, 2019
Perfect Pot... June 19, 2019
Camp Muir, six years later June 17, 2019
Vest April 25, 2019
Want $700 Worth of Leatherman Tools? Review Your Gear. June 10, 2019
So Many Lost Hikers June 6, 2019
Misunderstanding Wilderness Areas June 6, 2019