jmcwatty

10 reviewer rep
193 forum posts
joined Oct 29, 2008

I am a: 41-year-old male backpacker
Location: Greenwood, SC
Occupation: computer network engineer
Website: http://carolinasbackpacker.com (under construction)

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Fishing

Vitals

Height6'1"
Weight245
Torso Length19"
Boot/Shoe Size13
Jacket/Shirt SizeXXL
Pant Size38 wait 32 leg

I live in Greenwood,SC. Not to far away from the mountians of the western carolinas. I got into camping and Backpacking while in the Boy Scouts. While in the scouts I did many weekend camping and backpacking trips but two of the highlights for me was Canoeing in Ely Minn. and the trip to Philmont Boy Scout Ranch.I also earned the rank of Eagle Scout, which to this day is one of the highlights of my life. After recieving my Eagle in 1995 I got out of all of it, only God knows why. Over the last couple years I have started getting back into the backcountry and relized what I have been depriving myself from. I find it quite amazing, all the stuff I remember from my days in Boy Scouts and I love getting out as much as possible.
I am open to any advice anyone has to offer!

Gear Reviews (5)

user rating: 5 of 5 Brunton Raptor 8/10/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR BlackLite Gourmet Cookset 8/10/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest 2/20/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 The North Face Rock 22 1/18/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Garmin GPSMap 60CSx 12/16/2008

Trip Reports

Bartram /Chattooga River Trail 9/17 - 9/18/2011 September 21, 2011
Linville Gorge 3/18 - 3/20 April 2, 2011

Forum Posts

The John Muir Trail: The Music Video September 30, 2011
Mount Langley trip September 26, 2011
Ediza Lake, CA September 26, 2011
Bartram /Chattooga River Trail 9/17 - 9/18/2011 September 21, 2011
19 Days In A Tropical Storm September 19, 2011
Too HOT to hike ?? July 23, 2011
Side sleeping and mummy bags. May 29, 2011
18 Days With The Cranberries March 24, 2011
Linville Gorge 3/18 - 3/20 April 2, 2011
Starting to plan to do whole Appalachian Trail this summer! November 29, 2010
FS: Arcteryx Bora 80 June 18, 2010
trail shoe / hiking boot hybrid? May 26, 2010
State park closures grab headlines April 27, 2010
Lighter better? April 25, 2010
Photo Contest: Honorable Mentions April 26, 2010
Oak Creek Sunday April 26, 2010
Photo Contest Winners: Nature and Wildlife April 21, 2010
Would like a lighter pack with a better fit, recommendations? March 4, 2010
Tarptent Sublite Sil or Rainbow - condensation issues April 4, 2010
Solo hike at the Grand Canyon - crazy? March 26, 2010