travelnate

14 reviewer rep
210 forum posts
joined Aug 17, 2003

I am a: 40-year-old male hiker
Location: Juneau, AK

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Kayaking
Avoiding cell towers
power outlets
and anything that work can use to contact me

Vitals

Height6'1
Weighthah!
Torso Length21
Boot/Shoe Size12

Aloha - i'm addicted to getting out of the office/house, and particularly where cell phones don't work :-) I'm not your typical hiker - I got into a bad accident and went from 170 to over 450, I'm down to 290 and people give me funny looks at REI (grr) and the trailheads... I guess they think you *have* to be a muscle jock to go backpacking/hiking/camping. But it doesn't stop me... I try to go out once a month and get away.

I'm one of your typical over-packers-that-loves-creature-comforts, even when I'm out on top of some mountain. However, I have yet to take a battery powered fan with me ! Some gals in the Smokeys have named me "Ritz Carlton" :-)

Gear Reviews (7)

user rating: 3 of 5 ROKK Flat Iron 9/20/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 JanSport Scout 6/29/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Swiss Gear Hiking Pole 2/06/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 3 2/06/2009
user rating: 1 of 5 JanSport Big Bear 5000 3/20/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Kelty Yukon 3200 12/16/2007
user rating: 4 of 5 JanSport Traditionalist 8/17/2003

Trip Reports

Havasu Falls / Supai / Grand Canyon March 27, 2014
More SeAK overnight hikes: Herbert Glacier June 17, 2012
Quick trip: Point Bridget State Park (Southeast Alaska) June 3, 2012

Forum Posts

FYI for Trailspace Veterans - possible influx of new users February 3, 2018
Bariloche, Argentina area December 28, 2016
Southern California / W Arizona 2 day-1 night trail? November 13, 2016
Havasu Falls/Supai Full this year February 18, 2016
Havasu Falls / Supai / Grand Canyon March 27, 2014
Joshua Tree: 3 nights, any advice - Mar 2014 February 10, 2014
WTB: TNF Stamina 70/90 (Green) October 12, 2012
MSR Groundhog Stake broke! August 12, 2012
More SeAK overnight hikes: Herbert Glacier June 17, 2012
Anyone Tried This New Pack? June 17, 2012
Bear Attack June 12, 2012
What happened to the titles under our names? June 12, 2012
The most eccentric item in your pack. May 21, 2012
Looking for other "fluffy" backpackers June 13, 2012
Quick trip: Point Bridget State Park (Southeast Alaska) June 3, 2012
Osprey or Gregory?? First Backpack March 29, 2012
What's in your survival kit? November 9, 2011
Pack size? November 16, 2011
I Love Winter in Alaska... November 14, 2011
For Sale: Arc'teryx Bora 95 Backpack, Black July 31, 2011