Reviewer of the Month: June 2012

1,738 reviewer rep
3,956 forum posts
joined May 22, 2008

Full Name: private
53-year-old male backpacker
Charleston, SC
Occupation: Semi - retired Carpenter / Woodworker
Email: private

Gear Reviews (18)

user rating: 5 of 5 Hilleberg Enan 5/03/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps 4/03/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Men's Elite Cagoule 4/02/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Easton Slickrock 2P 6/29/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Granite Gear Vapor Current Airbeam Frame 11/30/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear WayCool Arms 6/20/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Way2Cool Tank 6/18/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Chiller Long Sleeve Shirt 6/17/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR WhisperLite Universal 5/03/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Leki Micro Stick 6/15/2011

Forum Posts (3956)

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Re: One reason why one-piece full-grain leather boots make sense December 29, 2015
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Re: "Never Cry Wolf" December 18, 2015

Trip Reports (13)

Island Camping in the Coastal Plain. A nature study. February 26, 2015
Video - Return to Bent Tree January 13, 2013
A short video (pics & clips) of a couple trips I did in April. October 29, 2012
Video: Palmetto Trail part 3 May 4, 2012
Video of my backpack trip on the Palmetto Trail April 14, 2012


I was born in 1965 and grew up near Charleston SC, I moved to the Chattanooga TN area in 1986 and also lived on the Cumberland Plateau for a couple years. I worked in the construction business building new homes and cabins in the mountains.
During my time in TN I developed a strong interest in hiking the local mountain trails, and soon began thru hiking the longer trails including sections of the Appalachian Trail.
I also started fishing the many streams and tail waters in Eastern TN and Western NC. and merged my backpacking and fishing interests. One of my favorite places was Pisgah & Cherokee National Forests due to the many pristine watershed areas.
In 2000 I moved back to the Charleston SC area to continue working in the construction industry in the coastal region, and on the barrier islands.
I have continued to travel back to TN and NC to backpack and fish, but I have also learned to enjoy exploring the many islands and waterways here on the coast by boat or canoe.
No matter where I live, I will continue to explore the
back country that each area has to offer.
I enjoy talking with, and learning from others who feel the same way, and that is why I am a member of Trailspace.


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Height5' - 7"
Weight152 lbs.
Torso Length17"
Boot/Shoe Size9 1/2 - US
Jacket/Shirt SizeS - M
Pant Size32W - 30L