Mike Mineart

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Reviewer of the Month: December 2016

3,560 reviewer rep
148 forum posts
joined Sep 10, 2016

I am a: hiker
Location: Mill Creek, WA
Occupation: Retired Engineering Manager
Website: http://ct90restoration.blogspot.com

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.

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Mountaineering
Rock climbing
Mountain biking
Fishing
Fly Fishing

Vitals

Height5'11"
Weight195
Torso Length20
Boot/Shoe Size10 1/2
Jacket/Shirt SizeLarge
Pant SizeLarge, 36 x32

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.

Gear Reviews (57)

user rating: 4 of 5 Platypus Big Zip EVO 4/10/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 Hoka Kaha Gore-Tex 3/14/2020
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR Lightning Ascent 2/23/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR Thru-Link 12/30/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 Cabela's Bighorn Fly Rod 7'6" 3wt 10/10/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hoka Challenger ATR 5 10/07/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Fast & Light Body 9/26/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo 8/24/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Lightning Nuggets Lightnin' Bug 5/27/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody 4/24/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Patagonia Capilene Air Bottoms 4/24/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Heroclip Small 4/03/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Heroclip Mini 4/03/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Good To-Go Kale and White Bean Stew 2/26/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Clif Nut Butter Filled Bar 1/28/2019
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 Medium 12/11/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Columbia Redmond Mid Waterproof 11/16/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Vargo Dig Dig Tool 9/26/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent Treatment for Clothing, Gear, and Tents 9/01/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Hoka Challenger ATR 3 8/30/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 Fab International Water Bottle Bidet 8/25/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Black Diamond Spot 6/29/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 UCO A-120 6/14/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 SmarTube The SmarTube 5/18/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 BSN Medical Leukotape P 5/10/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 Superfeet Orange 4/18/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra 4/13/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Black Diamond Tele Lynx 4/04/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Ortovox 240 HD PFA 4/01/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR Denali 3/31/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Gerber FAST Draw 3/21/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife 3/16/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit 3/03/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Brunton TruArc 5 2/15/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Light My Fire Tinder-on-a-Rope 2/09/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills 1/31/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2 1/23/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood Pillow 11/28/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Chamois Butt’r Chamois Butt'r Original 11/28/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Foamback Mountain Jacket 11/23/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 REI Down Vest 11/22/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Rain Suit 11/20/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Sawyer MINI 11/19/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Blackwoods Press John Muir Trail Pocket Atlas 11/17/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 ReviveX Down Cleaner 11/16/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 WrightSock Escape Crew 11/10/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 REI Dash 2 Tent 10/20/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 New Balance Leadville v3 10/06/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Outdoor Vitals Summit 20 9/10/2016

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