1,721 reviewer rep
3,962 forum posts
joined Nov 20, 2009
Location: Meandering Aimlessly
Occupation: Adrenaline Junkie/Part Time Professional Crash Test Dummy/Jack of All Trades, Master of None... Oh, and I am a ridge runner on the LHHT. (My "occupation" has to do with industrial & commercial construction.)
Hanging out on Mons Agnes/Ina Caldera
|Torso Length||18.5"(although I think I am shrinking.)|
|Boot/Shoe Size||46.5/47(Euro) 12.5/13(US)|
|Jacket/Shirt Size||L/XL(dependent upon manufacturer and layering needs)|
|Pant Size||34-36(dependent upon manufacturer and layering needs)|
I spend more time in the outdoors than I do in(or at least I make my best attempt to do so.) I have been playing around in backcountry settings all of my life in all seasons and have made mistakes over the years as to what works and what doesn't...
My shoulders/back hurt because I didn't distribute the load in my pack right, I froze my tail off because I was sweating in sub zero temps, I've had ground beef for feet because I thought I knew how to fit boots, and a whole slew of other things that I don't wish on anyone. I have learned alot over the many years that I have been meandering around in the backcountry; at the same time I don't know everything(I become ever so increasingly aware of this as time goes on... Thanks to my loving wife. :)
I am sure I can learn quite a bit here and at the same time I hope to give some useful info back. If I can offer any type of insight pertaining to a subject I will, if the subject of discussion is something I have little or no experience with I will just sit back and watch the replies from other Trailspace members. The info could quite possibly be beneficial to me as well.
One can never have "too much" knowledge.
A few favorite quotes:
- “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
- "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
- "The worst form of failure is the failure to try."
- “Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.”
― Albert Einstein
Gear Reviews (18)
|Outdoor Research Men's Stormtracker Gloves||11/04/2012|
|Hilleberg Anjan 2||8/14/2012|
|Outdoor Research Salamander Gaiters||4/18/2012|
|National Geographic The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide||4/11/2012|
|Outdoor Research Prismatic Cap||2/13/2012|
|Osprey Stratos 26||2/08/2012|
|Mile High Mountaineering Divide 55||11/29/2011|
|Victorinox Swiss Army Soldier's Knife||10/15/2011|
|Leki Thermolite Aergon XL Antishock||10/12/2011|
|Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1||9/01/2011|
|Callpod Fueltank Duo||6/05/2011|
|Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap||4/06/2011|
|Keen Men's Pyrenees||3/19/2011|
|Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE||2/01/2010|
|Columbia Cougar Flats II||1/14/2010|
|Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE||11/23/2009|
|12 days, and 115 miles solo in monsoon season.||July 29, 2013|
|Finally back out for a few days...||May 21, 2013|
|Another 2012 summer stroll on the LHHT(July 21st - 27th.)||August 23, 2012|
|Jun 16th-18th/Rt31- Rt653 on the LHHT(started sunny, ended soggy.)||June 19, 2012|
|A late February stroll in the white stuff on the LHHT...||February 28, 2012|
|A 6 day 5 night January stroll through the hills with "Big Blue."||January 11, 2012|
|A dayhike in Ohiopyle(11-6-2011)||November 10, 2011|
|LHHT...a solo trip of rain and color(10-2/10-9)||October 9, 2011|
|80 miles and 7 days solo on the LHHT...6/11/2011-6/17/2011||June 22, 2011|