soleful2001

REVIEW CORPS
Reviewer of the Month: July 2014

1,341 reviewer rep
157 forum posts
joined Aug 5, 2008

I am a: 56-year-old male backpacker
Location: Pleasant Garden, NC
Occupation: Technical Support
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/soleful2001/

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Geocacheing
Photography
nature study
Trail work

Vitals

Height5' 8.5"
Weight195
Torso Length17.5"
Boot/Shoe Size9
Jacket/Shirt Size42
Pant Size34/32

I am an avid backpacker. I enjoy nature, photography, and reading. Love to spend time in the wilderness whenever I can.

My backpacking style is lightweight travel, without the ounce counting obsession of ultralight. I generally hike solo and carry a summer pack weight of 21 pounds for 2 night trips and in winter my pack weight is around 25 pounds for a 2 night trip all including 2L water.

Gear Reviews (32)

user rating: 4 of 5 MAC-Gear 40 Degree Down Top Quilt 9/29/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 MAC-Gear 40 Degree Down Under Quilt 9/29/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Columbia Featherweight Hike Long Sleeve Shirt 5/15/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Keen Men's Liberty Ridge WP 9/09/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Earthbound Sports Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide 3/15/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 Tamagear Saddleback Jacket 3/15/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 NEMO Astro Lite 6/09/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Sawyer MINI 6/04/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Keen Men's Clearwater CNX 6/02/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 REI Hiker Shocklight Staff 5/16/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Orikaso Bowl 4/10/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Osprey Exos 58 4/01/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Rab Men's Neutrino Endurance 600 3/31/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Soto Pocket Torch 12/24/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Snow Peak Titanium Cookset, 3 Piece 12/09/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 ENGO Blister Prevention Patches 11/28/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Fishhook UL 2 9/26/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Tikka XP 1/17/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Osprey Aether 60 1/04/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Leki Makalu Tour 12/07/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountainsmith Tour 10/04/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym 8/27/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Magellan eXplorist 610 10/25/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Soto Micro Regulator Stove 12/20/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Sawyer Water Filtration System 4 Liter 1/04/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR Zoid 1 5/16/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Garmin eTrex Vista HCx 10/25/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Vargo Triad Alcohol Stove 10/23/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Conduit Bivy 10/16/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3 9/23/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Keen Men's Voyageur Mid 9/18/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Katadyn Hiker 8/06/2008

Trip Reports

Uwharrie Trail 2017 40 Mile Event October 16, 2017
Black Mountain Crest Trail September 29, 2017
40 miles on the Uwharrie Trail June 4, 2014
Uwharrie Overnight February 20, 2014
Newly Restored Trail Section of Uwharrie Trail December 2, 2013
Rainy Day Uwharrie July 29, 2013
Overnight in Uwharrie August 19, 2012
My Foothills Trail Thru-Hike June 2012 July 18, 2012
Fires Creek Rim Trail May 16, 2009

Forum Posts

Uwharrie Trail 2017 40 Mile Event October 16, 2017
Black Mountain Crest Trail September 29, 2017
Shining Rock Wilderness NC September 23, 2017
So what are you carrying that you probably could leave but gives you peace of mind. September 17, 2015
Smokies - Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap September 19, 2014
Wales - Black Mountains overnighter August 25, 2014
Meet Soleful2001, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month July 22, 2014
Big South Fork pack rafting overnight June 8, 2014
Free Tent Groundsheet May 31, 2014
Colorado's Lost Creek Wilderness - Goose Creek Trail May 30, 2014
40 miles on the Uwharrie Trail June 4, 2014
Meet Bentbrook, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month May 6, 2014
16 Days in March April 8, 2014
6 weeks solo Arctic Ocean to “Dechinule” March 3, 2014
Death Valley - Panamint City February 11, 2014
snowy day in South Wales February 16, 2014
Scott's Gulf - White, Co.TN 2/15,16 February 17, 2014
Uwharrie Overnight February 20, 2014
First trips of the new year January 21, 2014
Last three trips of 2013: Backpacking blog / Southern Apps December 29, 2013