Mike Mineart

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Reviewer of the Month: December 2016

3,009 reviewer rep
119 forum posts
joined Sep 10, 2016

I am a: male 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 (53)

user rating: 5 of 5 Cabela's Bighorn Fly Rod 7'6" 3wt 10/10/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hoka Men's 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 Men's Capilene Air Hoody 4/24/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Patagonia Men's 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 Men's 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 Men's 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 Men's 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

Trip Reports

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

Forum Posts

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newbie looking for sleeping bag advice May 8, 2018
Whats everyones plans for trips this spring and summer.? April 4, 2018
5 years ago today April 12, 2018
Fixing my hiking boots before I need a new pair! March 18, 2018
MYOG December 13, 2017
Geezerhood and backpacking February 9, 2018
Meet Ross: Bike Tech, Backpacker, Paddler, Reviewer of the Month December 15, 2017
Great Deal on Outdoor Research Men's Helios Sun Hat December 12, 2017
Best kind of shoes for running on rough terrain November 23, 2017
Wow! FREE STUFF!!! November 30, 2017
Simple, cheap weatherproof camera case October 29, 2017
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