Apr 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm #1271752
Companion forum thread to:Apr 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm #1720465
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
More wonderful photos from God's country! Thank you!Apr 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm #1720482
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Absolutely one of the best done articles I have read on BPL. Not a trip report someone can duplicate, not a review of gear that can be purchased. Just thoughts, musings, and reflections with fantastic pictures. Sure to inspire others to get out more, and not necessarily the CDT, but it does call out for a trip somewhere on the CDT, destinations to be determined by the hiker.
WELL DONE!!Apr 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm #1720493
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern Oregon
WELL DONE +1Apr 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm #1720504
Thank you Nick and Thom, I had quite a fun time putting this one together.
I'd also like to point out those unheralded members of the BPL team; editor Addie and her intern. She did an excellent job formatting the text and photos I sent along, in a way which really enhances and brings the whole thing together. Thanks Addie!Apr 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm #1720518
@richardglyonLocale: Bridger Mountains
Marvelous photos and musings! More, please.Apr 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm #1720541
Really really nice! Well done David. Missing some of those familiar places right about now.Apr 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm #1720544
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Nice article, thanks
Yeah, Addie is greatApr 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm #1720547
@philipdLocale: Ontario, Canada
As always David I enjoy your writing and the pictures are amazing. Your blog is one of my regular stops.Apr 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm #1720563
Splendid !Apr 5, 2011 at 4:44 pm #1720571
@dtpaladinoLocale: Northern Rockies
Great article, a pleasure to read. Please write more for us David!Apr 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm #1720651
Thanks David. Excellent!
Can we have some more writings from you, please. Pretty please… with snickers on top.Apr 6, 2011 at 5:34 am #1720825
@fuzzLocale: Sunny San Diego
Read the first paragraph, then had to sit down, shut the office door and read the whole thing. Great writing style. Can't wait to see more of your writings on here.Apr 6, 2011 at 7:47 am #1720863
I've got a few ideas I'd like to work up soon.Apr 6, 2011 at 9:53 am #1720919
one word review …. WOW!Apr 6, 2011 at 10:20 am #1720928
amazing!Apr 6, 2011 at 10:39 am #1720943
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
The format you use for your blog works well for BPL also, Dave. Thank you for sharing the words and photos of this wonderful region.Apr 6, 2011 at 11:26 am #1720968
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
David, thanks for the diversion from my normal daily routine, very enjoyable.
While working on ideas- I'd like to see how you put your gear list into practice, i.e. what were you using and how were you camping in a particular situation, like, -20* on Bowman(what used and where), etc.Apr 6, 2011 at 11:39 am #1720979
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
Good stuff. Thanks.Apr 6, 2011 at 11:49 am #1720987
Almost made it to 20 without a gear question! ;)
Tad, the gear list is geared towards April-June and September-early November trips. On that trip to Bowman I had a lot more.
WM Antelope MF bag
MEC Reflex parka
Patagonia Micropuff pants
Full length blue foam and torso-sized ridgerest
Skis with plastic telemark boot and foam liners
I was pleased to sleep very warm with that setup. The Reflex is an awesome winter coat.
I'd be happy to answer any and all gear questions.Apr 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm #1721049
@notoriousgrtLocale: PNW / Switzerland
Yearning to get back there am I after reading that one.Apr 7, 2011 at 7:47 am #1721350
@anneflukeLocale: northern Minnesota
It's especially cool to see this b/c David's father and my father were colleagues & close friends (who unfortunately both died way too young). Haven't seen David for about 20 years, but hope to catch up sometime when I'm in Montana. Thank for the essay!Apr 7, 2011 at 9:15 am #1721383
Hey Anne! Our surnames make us somewhat conspicuous, eh? PM me if/when you're around, it'd be great to catch up.
Nice job in the Arrowhead, btw.Apr 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm #1721742
@dirk9827Locale: Pacific Northwest
Great job, captured the moods of the seasons, which is so much of hiking. Amazing how a place you think you know changes by season into something barely recognizable.
I really enjoyed your pics, and at the expense of being a camera nerd, can you speak to the photo equipment you drag into the wild….
Thank you. The Divide is next on my list….
DirkApr 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm #1721786
All but the photo of Kevin were taken with a Canon S90 shooting jpeg. The shot of Kevin was with a $50 Insignia from Best Buy.
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