BIP Hollis Easter
- BIP Hollis Easter
My drives on Sunday and Tuesday would normally have taken a bit more
than two hours. But we had two separate snowstorms, so it took about
four and a half hours each time! Whee!
Probably not going to get much done tonight due to exhaustion, but I'm here.
- Back from a truly spectacular day in the mountains. Altimeter claims
5300 feet of climb. I claim nine hours of beauty (the scenery, not me).
Tests affected: Merrell Atlas, Platypus Insulator, Loki Liner Hat
- BIP after climbing Marcy, Skylight, and Gray in a day. 20 miles,
8845 feet accumulated elevation gain, 13 hours, 0 visibility.
Got to use my map and compass skills to get us off Marcy in a screaming
gale that cut visibility to less than 50 feet. My trekking poles hung
horizontally from their straps because of the wind. Whee!
Then there was the routefinding. Turns out that the trails are
well-marked in summer, but all the markers were under the snow, and we
couldn't see far enough to tell what was trail and what was... oops...
spruce trap... again.
No tests affected.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Hollis Easter <easter@...> wrote:
> BIP after climbing Marcy, Skylight, and Gray in a day. 20 miles,
> 8845 feet accumulated elevation gain, 13 hours, 0 visibility.
Congratulations, awesome day.
You now get to hike with Dave and I. Can you please carry this old guy's pack. If you do I will go easy on you on your next OR. Oh wait, you edit mine now...
You know that it only gets worse from here, right? Longer, higher, faster. That is how it goes.
- On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 04:25:28AM -0000, rayestrella1 wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Hollis Easter <easter@...>Oh god. What have I gotten myself in for? Although I hear you have one
> > BIP after climbing Marcy, Skylight, and Gray in a day. 20 miles,
> > 8845 feet accumulated elevation gain, 13 hours, 0 visibility.
> Congratulations, awesome day.
> You now get to hike with Dave and I. Can you please carry this old guy's
> pack. If you do I will go easy on you on your next OR. Oh wait, you edit
> mine now...
> You know that it only gets worse from here, right? Longer, higher, faster.
> That is how it goes.
of the new Exos packs, so it should be lighter for me to carry.
So I'm already on the BackpackGearTest gateway drug... soon I'll be
doing 54-mile day hikes, climbing San Jacinto in a few hours, and
submitting my 233rd OR.
You're gonna make me carry the rope and the rack too, aren't you. Sigh.
- Back after a lonnng trip into the Seward Range. But: we got all three
peaks, and one of my hiking partners finished her goal to become a
Winter 46er. I'm now halfway there.
Nuffink affekted in terms of tests.
- BIP Hollis Easter
Finally home! Lots of good and important work accomplished; got to teach
suicide intervention to people from the USA, Taiwan, and Korea! Also, by
happenstance, had a 5-hour quiet lunch with Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.
Then there was the other conference... etc.
Osprey Atmos 65 - Looks like Mike has received my pack, so I'm off this
Loki Liner Hat - FR not yet due
Merrell Chameleon boots - expect my arrival notice in about five minutes
Warbonnet Blackbird hammock - not yet shipped
- Back from the trip rather earlier than planned. A teammate hurt his
ankle badly enough that he couldn't continue. We made camp--at 11 that
morning!--to see if rest would help. The next day, the ankle hadn't
improved, so I walked him out.
Man, the blackflies in the Adirondacks are worse this year than I have
ever seen them. The best explanation I've heard is that our bat colonies
have been seriously damaged by parasites and diseases, which means fewer
bats and more bugs.
So--my only exposed skin was from my wrists out, and I still have over
- BIP Hollis Easter
Kurt, I'm not sure about testing a hiking kilt. We've got a ton of bugs
in the Adirondacks--do they make kilts with bug netting?
We had lots of fun! Yay Scottish Country Dancing and music. Got to
convert/proselytize to/inform a whole bunch of people who were curious
about the Warbonnet Blackbird.
- On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 08:47:15PM -0500, Shane Steinkamp wrote:
> > Kurt, I'm not sure about testing a hiking kilt. We've got a ton of bugsWhen the volume of a cylinder is unusually large, you want to keep its
> > in the Adirondacks--do they make kilts with bug netting?
surface area lookin' sharp!
> When the volume of a cylinder is unusually large, you want to keep itsI wouldn't know about that. The bugs just fear me.
> surface area lookin' sharp!
(Don't say nothin' Jim...)