142 reviewer rep
41 forum posts
joined Nov 16, 2009

I am a: backpacker
Location: United States
Occupation: retired teacher


Trail running
Adventure racing
Backcountry skiing
Ice climbing
Mountain biking
fly fisher
bear guard for USFWS field personnel


Boot/Shoe Size10 1/2
Jacket/Shirt SizeLarge
Pant Size34"

I live in Alaska and snowbird a couple months each year in Apache Junction, AZ.  I do almost all of my trips solo as my wife now has two titanium hips and it's difficult to find partners who can go when I want to go, especially at short notice. 

I've spent the last few years exploring the Southwest in my Sportsmobile 4WD and doing long hikes and backpacking trips based from it.

Gear Reviews (2)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Luke's Ultralite Accessory Pouch #2 3/26/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell 3/15/2015

Forum Posts

MLD Bug Bivy and UGQ Solo Bivy Tarp January 18, 2017
FS: Katabatic Gear Grenadier 5 degrees 900 fill May 23, 2016
FS: SMD Wild Oasis May 23, 2016
WTB: NeoAir Xlite Regular January 30, 2015
FS: Mountainsmith Expedition Backpack May 10, 2012
FS: REI down sleeping bag May 10, 2012
Garmin Geko 201 GPS with PC interface cable & neck lanyard May 7, 2012
3 Li-ion Batteries + charger (replace Olympus Li-42B) May 6, 2012
Pentax D-LI63 Lithium-ion Camera Batteries + Charger (Optio W30/M30/T30) May 6, 2012
A Peek Back, Inside Jeff Lowe's Pack January 17, 2012
Microfleece full zip jacket October 3, 2011
Wanted: Water Filter or Water Purification System April 5, 2011
For Sale: MSR MIOX water purification system: never used April 14, 2011
For Sale: NEW Brawny Gear Silnylon Pack Covers (Large) April 14, 2011
For Sale: Wild Country Technical Friends Set Sizes: 1.0, 1.5, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0 April 14, 2011
For Sale: Used Gossamer Gear GVP G4 size L April 8, 2011
Wanted: Used Pack April 5, 2011
Backpacking/Climbing/Camping gear yard sale March 26, 2011
Tangerine Dream Sleeping Bag March 26, 2011
For Sale: Mountainsmith MountainLight 5000 backpack May 20, 2010