in2snow

122 reviewer rep
48 forum posts
joined Sep 4, 2009

I am a: 50-year-old backpacker
Location: Chesterton, IN
Occupation: civil engineering
Website: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/midwestoutdoorsadventuregroup/

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Backcountry skiing
Canoeing
Kayaking
Mountain biking
Fishing

Vitals

Height5' 11"
Weight230 lbs
Boot/Shoe Size10.5

Avid outdoorsman, I always appreciate getting outside whatever the activity may be. Have been backpacking all over the US and Canada since the age of 12. My step father was an old school survivalist and we spent our summers usually out West packing into some wonderful areas to spend up to 2 weeks at a time. I've kept this up over time and as a long time scout leader led many high adventure trips for the older boys to some really unique places. My friends and family usually take a few short weekend trips a year and about every 3 years journey into somewhere for 5+ days.

While I've spend some time in the Smokey's, my goal for the future is to spend more time on the East coast. Favorite spots, probably White Cloud wilderness in the Big Horn Mtns WY, Philmont SR NM, Tetons WY, RMNP CO, and Olympic NP in WA.

Please feel free to request to join our facebook group (link above) were always looking for pictures, trip experiences, and gear recommedations. If you don't live in the midwest we will welcome you as well.

Gear Reviews (11)

user rating: 5 of 5 Mountain Khakis Granite Creek Convertible Pant 6/25/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter 5/28/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Big Agnes Sunnyside 2 5/24/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Revel Cap 5/22/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Columbia Backcountry Convertible Pant 5/22/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 The North Face Men's Paramount Convertible Pant 5/22/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR SimmerLite 5/17/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork 5/17/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Salomon Men's Quest 4D GTX 5/16/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR Skinny One 9/04/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 The North Face Primero 70 9/04/2009

Trip Reports

Baxter State Park, Acadia, and Bar Harbor ME July 7-12, 2013 July 16, 2013
Lake Superior Kayak Trip May 23, 2013
Olympic NP, 7 lakes basin loop 2010 May 16, 2013

Forum Posts

Adirondacks Trip, August 2017 January 5, 2017
Eight Days out of Mineral King, Sequoia NP with Patman August 4, 2013
Baxter State Park ME July Chimney-Davis-Russell loop July 30, 2013
Gear for 11 year old June 30, 2013
Cottonwood Lakes and Mt. Langley July 22, 2013
Sunwapta River, Jasper National Park July 22, 2013
HornRimmedHiker Wins AAC Membership and Mountainsmith Pack July 22, 2013
My first trip up Slickrock Creek. July 21, 2013
Whistlers Mountain July 22, 2013
Bryce National Park--Under The Rim Trail July 21, 2013
Final Warmup Hike - Franklin Lake, Sequoia NP July 21, 2013
Three Days of Backpacking with Arthritic Knees July 9, 2013
The Half Dome Experience July 9, 2013
17 Days with Trailwork on Slickrock Creek July 11, 2013
My bike tour from Flagstaff to Utah in April July 11, 2013
Citico/SlickRock: Farr Gap to Crowder Branch Horse Camp July 15, 2013
Baxter State Park, Acadia, and Bar Harbor ME July 7-12, 2013 July 16, 2013
Grassy Ridge with the Wife (My 41st Birthday Present) June 19, 2013
Baxter State Park ME June Freezeout/Wadleigh attempt June 17, 2013
Kananaskis Weekend June 4, 2013