Who do you miss on BPL and why?
Jun 8, 2022 at 4:44 am #3751484JCHBPL Member
“…somewhat ironic that many of the people who posted in this thread are no longer around…”
Bob Moulder. Honest, inventive, helpful, welcoming and a prolific modifier of gear and MYOG’er. Much missed.Jun 8, 2022 at 5:30 am #3751486Ken LarsonBPL Member
@kenlarsonLocale: Western Michigan
Richards knowledge and experience has help many understand and apply the many aspects of clothing and materials to our craft in the outdoors.Jun 8, 2022 at 6:24 pm #3751548Jon FongBPL Member
@jonfongLocale: FLAT CAT GEAR
Hikin’ Jim. Great guy, great attitude, great knowledge.Jun 8, 2022 at 7:36 pm #3751557jjBPL Member
the late bill fornshells blog for anyone interestedJun 16, 2022 at 10:53 pm #3752324AK GranolaBPL Member
There used to be a gal named Jen, I think, on BPL. She was a physical therapist and always had interesting contributions to the injuries and body mechanics of hiking. Where did she go? She had some nice trip reports too.Jun 17, 2022 at 10:14 am #3752379Jeff McWilliamsBPL Member
AK – that’s Jen Mitol. She posts occasionally on her FB but I haven’t seen her active here or on her blog for a while. No idea whether she’s on other social media like IG.Jun 17, 2022 at 4:37 pm #3752643David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Jen has been bopping around the country on different work gigs, including one in Alaska and now in Bend Oregon. Golden lab Charlie Dog passed, she’s now got an Aussie Shepard.Jun 17, 2022 at 7:40 pm #3752658Jennifer MitolBPL Member
@jenmitolLocale: In my dreams....
Ha! I just stopped in to see who was still around and look what I found!
So it looks like so many have moved on….that’s sad. It was nice looking through this thread tho – lots of great memories. And a few familiars, too.Jun 17, 2022 at 8:05 pm #3752661Scott RoachBPL Member
@clipster95Locale: Bay area
For those of us who are new to Bpl, is there a way to read some of these people’s articles/trip reports in the archives? Particularly trip reports as I find them invaluable when doing research in planning out routes.Jun 17, 2022 at 10:20 pm #3752681David GardnerBPL Member
@gearmakerLocale: Northern California
Yeah, Bob Gross. I carpooled to an event with him once. Interesting guy. Socially challenged.
Hikin’ Jim, though I don’t begrudge him spending as much time as possible with his young daughter instead of continuing to be a Zen Stove Master.
Katt. Ken Thompson. Les Waddell. Etan A. Jane Baack (sp?).Jun 21, 2022 at 9:13 pm #3753323Monty MontanaBPL Member
@tarasbulbaLocale: Rocky Mountains
Anyone know what happened to Will Rietveld? He was one of the main guys during the early days of BPL.Jun 22, 2022 at 4:42 pm #3753429Roger CaffinBPL Member
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Will had a blog at
but it does not seem to be there anymore. Pity.
CheersJun 22, 2022 at 5:26 pm #3753430jscottBPL Member
@bookLocale: Northern California
Hi Jen. Your Zpack Hex solo has moved on to be with my departed brother’s best friend. He was very happy to have it!
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