Mike Mineart

Reviewer of the Month: December 2016

2,192 reviewer rep
84 forum posts
joined Sep 10, 2016

Full Name: Mike Mineart
male hiker
Mill Creek, WA
Occupation: Retired Engineering Manager
Website: http://ct90restoration.blogspot.com
Email: private

Affiliations: Member of Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue and also the Everett Mountain Rescue Unit which is a founding member of the Mountain Rescue Association.

Gear Reviews (42)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ 10/08/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR Carbon Reflex 1 9/20/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Médique Medi-Lyte 8/13/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Larabar Apple Pie 5/23/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Pacific Adventures Press The Hungry Spork 4/18/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Katadyn BeFree 0.6L 3/29/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra 3/07/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Petzl e+LITE 1/19/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Heroclip 12/11/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Columbia Men's Redmond Mid Waterproof 11/16/2017

Forum Posts (84)

Re: "The more we discuss, the better the gear will get." Meet David, Reviewer of the Month October 17, 2018
Re: A Year Backpacking in the PNW October 10, 2018
Re: Trailspace x 2 Réunion October 10, 2018
Re: The North Face warranty claim July 14, 2018
Re: "The further you can walk, the more you can see." Meet Charles, Reviewer of the Month July 11, 2018

Trip Reports (3)

Fishing the Outlet of Duck Lake August 17, 2017
Red's Meadow Hikers Cabins August 17, 2017
Bear spray and the very nice people of Cody WY May 4, 2017


I have been active in the outdoors since the late 70's when I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and started rock climbing and backpacking. I always enjoyed the time I spent in CA climbing at location like Lovers Leap, Pinnacles National Monument and Yosemite. In 1990 I  moved to just north of Seattle and have taken advantage of all the great outdoor activities that exist in the area.  I retired in 2015 which has enabled me to get out more hiking and fly fishing and I have also been doing section hikes of the JMT each summer. I have been involved with search and rescue in our area since the early 1990's and have found it very rewarding and would recommend others get involved if you have a local search and rescue organization in your area.

I am a mechanical engineer by trade and always have enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles.  While it is a little off the topic of this website, I have included a link to my blog where I have shared what I have been learning while I restore old Honda CT90's manufactured back in the late 60's and early 70's.


Rock climbing
Mountain biking
Fly Fishing


Torso Length20
Boot/Shoe Size10 1/2
Jacket/Shirt SizeLarge
Pant SizeLarge, 36 x32