Old Guide

447 reviewer rep
393 forum posts
joined Mar 4, 2015

I am a: bushwhacker
Location: Broome Co., NY
Occupation: Retired Guide and Heavy Equipment Operator

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Mountaineering

Vitals

Height6'1
Weight230
Boot/Shoe Size13w
Jacket/Shirt Size52
Pant Size40

Hiker and avid snowshoer. I love the outdoors but especially the northern Adirondacks.

Retired blue collar guy-ex NY licensed guide and EMT. Mentored two Eagle Scouts, one who is now a fulltime licensed guide and ocean certified kayaker. Hunted most of my life, solo free rock climbed for years. I still hike, mostly off trail, and love snowshoeing which I usually do alone but am pushing it on many and have my grandkids into it too.

I collect American made knives/hatchets and axes and it seems like I collect outdoor clothing and gear since there is so much in the house which I'm still adding onto, the stuff not the house.

Am slowing down, but still loving the outdoors.

Gear Reviews (18)

user rating: 4 of 5 Kamik Nation Pro 10/04/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, 16" 4/02/2019
user rating: 3 of 5 L.L.Bean Men's Bean Boots, 10" Shearling-Lined 4/02/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 Wilcox and Williams Ojibwa 3/12/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Garneau Men's Blizzard II 3/11/2019
user rating: 2 of 5 Keen Men's Targhee II Waterproof Mid 5/31/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks 1/05/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Coghlan's Fire Paste 11/02/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 L.L.Bean Snowshoe Bag 2/02/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 British Military Surplus Snowshoes 2/02/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Redfeather Alpine 180 2/01/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Garneau Men's Blizzard 2/01/2016
user rating: 3 of 5 Xersion Packable Down Midweight Jacket 1/30/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MFH German Winter Tarn Rucksack 1/24/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Red Wing Irish Setter Black Bear 10/13/2015
user rating: 2 of 5 Yaktrax Pro 10/08/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Esbit Pocket Stove 10/08/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Swiss Volcano Stove 3/07/2015

Trip Reports

Taylor Pond/Catamount Mtn NY January 7, 2020

Forum Posts

Just had a few years taken off my life February 18, 2020
DIY: UL Hiking Staff February 13, 2020
BOA vs Spin February 17, 2020
How Do You Cope During Long Periods of No Hiking? February 11, 2020
Do you like coffee on the trail? July 18, 2019
Sierra Stories January 27, 2020
January Baldpate Adventure February 4, 2020
TS Snow Meeting February 3, 2020
Customer Service... February 1, 2020
Photos now large and can't be resized? January 29, 2020
Yak wool layers January 30, 2020
Cold fingers and toes? Keep your core warm January 22, 2020
2020 Goals? January 21, 2020
Can't believe how this Tour de Mont Blanc ends - Fenetre d'Arpette in Switzerland January 18, 2020
New to tarp camping January 16, 2020
Taylor Pond/Catamount Mtn NY January 7, 2020
Trailspace Names Top 25 Reviewers of 2019 December 30, 2019
Getting a tent January 6, 2020
female urination methods December 28, 2019
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