27 reviewer rep
103 forum posts
joined Jan 25, 2012

I am a: male backpacker
Location: New Orleans, LA
Occupation: Sales


Trail running
Mountain biking


Boot/Shoe Size11
Jacket/Shirt Sizem
Pant Size32

My name is Mike G. Not to be confused with the other 300 mike G's on this site. I am happily employed with  an outfitter in New Orleans.

South Louisiana is not the ideal place to be a hiker but it does have great opportunity for kayak touring with endless miles of waterways.

I get the opportunity to go on a 3 day 2 night trip sometimes twice a month and try to take at least 2 major 10 day+ trips a year with a few 4-6 day trips along the way.

I am currently trying to amass an education in expedition skills (wilderness medicine, climbing instruction, avalanche rescue, crevasse rescue, raft guiding, swift-water rescue, back-country cooking, logistics) so I may try to solicit my services to Citizen Science groups.

Gear Reviews (1)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Wenonah Escapade 4/27/2013

Trip Reports

Big Bend National Park 1/10/13-1/17/13 February 4, 2013
Elkmont to Clingmans Dome 5/8-5/9/12 June 12, 2012
Speed hike Eagle Rock loop February 28, 2012

Forum Posts

Training Hike (Jenkins and Eagle Creek loop, GSMNP) July 25, 2013
Parunuweap and Mineral Canyons July 9, 2013
A night of survival on Mt. Massive. July 10, 2013
Whisperlite Troubleshooting June 9, 2013
Teton Canoe Trip May 22, 2013
Women and Hiking May 16, 2013
180 south May 20, 2013
Escapade: Jean Laffitte National Historical Park and Preserve [4:10] April 27, 2013
cooling fabrics: fact or fable? April 23, 2013
"Minimal" Shoes... April 24, 2013
A Summer in the American Rockies: you might be able to help April 23, 2013
GSMNP new paid permit system February 27, 2013
Dinner with a few friends - 50th Anniversary of American Everest Expedition February 24, 2013
Have you ever experienced a malfunction with compressed gas stoves? February 20, 2013
talk me out of a mid-weight down jacket purchase February 15, 2013
first overnight hike February 6, 2013
What's your favorite winter tent? (1 or 2 P) February 5, 2013
Big Bend National Park 1/10/13-1/17/13 February 4, 2013
"I got ice in my boots!" February 2, 2013
Jeep Roads in the Southern Apps January 23, 2013