mangus7175

1,500 reviewer rep
140 forum posts
joined Jul 5, 2012

Full Name: private
41-year-old male backpacker
Burbank, CA
Occupation: Systems Analyst
Website: http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.com/
Email: private

Gear Reviews (25)

user rating: 4 of 5 Geigerrig Nano Drink Tube 10/20/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent 9/23/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Sea to Summit Escapist Tarp 9/22/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 NEMO Veda 2P 5/19/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Osprey Rev 6 5/12/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Columbia Men's Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket 3/19/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles 12/29/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Montane Minimus Smock 9/10/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Platypus Sprinter XT 35 6/13/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Merrell Mix Master 5/28/2013

Forum Posts (140)

Re: Rae Lakes Loop, Kings Canyon NP August 11, 2015
Another weekend and another jaunt into the woods August 10, 2015
Re: Cottonwood Lakes 2015 August 3, 2015
Re: Cottonwood Lakes 2015 July 29, 2015
Re: Cottonwood Lakes 2015 July 27, 2015

Trip Reports (5)

Cottonwood Lakes 2015 July 25, 2015
Yosemite NP: Ostrander Lake Memorial Weekend June 4, 2014
Death Valley - Panamint City February 11, 2014
A Weekend with Ediza October 1, 2013
A chilly night at Willett Hot Springs in the Sespe Wilderness area November 12, 2012

About

I began backpacking in 2011.  Since then, I have hiked quite a few trails around the Angeles National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, and San Bernardino National Forest.  I would consider myself to be a lightweight backpacker bordering on Ultralight. I'm very detail oriented with regards to the gear I use and recommend...this tenacity has helped me greatly in lowering my overall pack weight.

Prior to backpacking, I enjoyed off-roading and vehicle dependent exploration.  Since the rise of gas prices, I had to find another medium to allow me to enjoy the outdoors.  I was introduced to backpacking by a buddy of mine who off-roads...I haven't stopped since.

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Mountain biking
Bikepacking

Vitals

Height5'11
Weight195
Torso Length20.5
Boot/Shoe Size10
Jacket/Shirt SizeL
Pant Size36W/32L