Search:

Type: Posts; User: kwpapke

Page 1 of 22 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.06 seconds.

  1. I just back from an Uncruise loop from Juneau,...

    I just back from an Uncruise loop from Juneau, and we also spent just over a day at Glacier Bay:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiaWdNV4H6s

    We docked at the visitor center where the campground...
  2. I may not make it to the Fall hang. I have a...

    I may not make it to the Fall hang. I have a road trip scheduled that week with a fellow Tucson Youtuber Rick Hutton along El Camino del Diablo in SW AZ through the Cabeza Prieta. He's an EMT and...
  3. I had to bail :-( Had my car all packed with...

    I had to bail :-( Had my car all packed with gear, firewood, homemade bars, etc.

    I am serving on a Grand Jury, and didn't get out until 5:30pm tonight and have to be back 9:00 Friday morning. ...
  4. Please post the location to the group so we don't...

    Please post the location to the group so we don't all have to PM. I think we've dropped below critical mass on the Huachucas.

    --Kurt
  5. Any early birds showing up on Wednesday? I have...

    Any early birds showing up on Wednesday? I have to work Friday, so if anyone else is coming early I may come Wednesday evening.

    --Kurt
  6. Thread: AZ Day Hikes

    by kwpapke
    Replies
    19
    Views
    989

    So I have a whole section of my Youtube channel...

    So I have a whole section of my Youtube channel dedicated to Arizona trail guides. You can tell from the videos which are good hanging spots:
    ...
  7. Replies
    14
    Views
    910

    It would help if you posted a picture. --Kurt

    It would help if you posted a picture. --Kurt
  8. Rick just published a YT video combining my...

    Rick just published a YT video combining my footage and his. He has some great drone footage of the switchbacks and views from the Huachucas. Check it out:
    ...
  9. 60's during the day, mid-40's at night. I camped...

    60's during the day, mid-40's at night. I camped in site #5. The wind was brutal, about 30mph all night long. The Huachucas seem to be a windy area, lots of wind there in prior trips. The good...
  10. Drove up to the CG yesterday with a fellow...

    Drove up to the CG yesterday with a fellow YouTuber - will post a video of the drive in the next week or so. Bottom line: the road is in good shape, but lots of switchbacks with no guardrail... My...
  11. Replies
    5
    Views
    195

    Wow, you sound like a fascinating person! Look...

    Wow, you sound like a fascinating person! Look forward to meeting you at the Spring Hang. It'll be a very short drive for you!!

    --Kurt
  12. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,383

    We tip only the boat drivers for our shuttle, as...

    We tip only the boat drivers for our shuttle, as we normally hire them to take us to a dropoff point that cuts out 1/2 day of paddling to get closer to the interesting stuff.
  13. If anyone would like to research the hiking...

    If anyone would like to research the hiking trails where we are going, there is a brand-new 2nd edition that just came out of "Trails of the Huachucas":
    ...
  14. Unfortunately the group campsite is not available...

    Unfortunately the group campsite is not available on the weekend we are planning on. Not a big deal, we'll just grab a couple of adjacent sites and use those. They are $10/night, but we should be...
  15. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,306

    I did a pretty in-depth review of the Streamliner...

    I did a pretty in-depth review of the Streamliner 4 years ago:

    http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Shelters/Hammocks/SLD%20Streamliner%20DL/Owner%20Review%20by%20Kurt%20Papke/

    I still use...
  16. The Split Rock loop trail would be perfect for...

    The Split Rock loop trail would be perfect for you. TH right on the highway, so easy access. Not too far north, so don't have to drive too far. Variation: you can go up either side of the loop, or...
  17. Replies
    9
    Views
    477

    Have you tried pitching the tarp on the diagonal?...

    Have you tried pitching the tarp on the diagonal? Only works if it's a rectangular tarp, no catenary cuts. I did this all the time with an Integral Designs SilTarp. Worked great for me. You can...
  18. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,168

    Wow, that wall map looks spectacular, but...

    Wow, that wall map looks spectacular, but $180!!??

    FWIW, I just use GaiaGPS on my annual BWCAW trip, and pretty much every day have to help the guys with the paper maps find portages, etc. No...
  19. It's at 7200', so should be similar to last...

    It's at 7200', so should be similar to last Spring. We have had a cold, wet winter so far, so who knows?!

    --Kurt
  20. https://goo.gl/maps/xjRNEScaah42

    https://goo.gl/maps/xjRNEScaah42
  21. Nada, it's the Reef Townsite CG. They are very...

    Nada, it's the Reef Townsite CG. They are very close to each other, but Ramsey Vista is *much* more crowded.

    --Kurt
  22. Replies
    44
    Views
    3,634

    These are double layer hammocks like the one I...

    These are double layer hammocks like the one I reviewed (see video below) but with the Double Bubble pad replaced with a new OCF pad. It looks bigger than the old OCF pads, the critical question is...
  23. p.s. There's no water up there, so we'll all have...

    p.s. There's no water up there, so we'll all have to bring H2O.

    --Kurt
  24. I have been a bit quiet due to holiday...

    I have been a bit quiet due to holiday activities, and also trying to settle whether I will have a conflict or not with the previously agreed date. Bottom line: I still don't know (family stuff). ...
  25. Replies
    8
    Views
    710

    You are correct on that - hanging from trees is...

    You are correct on that - hanging from trees is banned, you can only use manmade structures like the ramadas at Indian Garden. April is also a super-busy time in GCNP with Spring Break and all,...
  26. Interesting experiment BillyBob. I have always...

    Interesting experiment BillyBob. I have always wondered which would be warmer: wearing the fleece jacket in the hammock, or putting it in the undercover to take advantage of both the front and back...
  27. HH has two pad systems, and in this video I...

    HH has two pad systems, and in this video I compare and contrast the two:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ9HZek74Sk


    --Kurt
  28. Replies
    64
    Views
    3,167

    Just catching up with this thread. As a Youtuber...

    Just catching up with this thread. As a Youtuber with a small but loyal following I see a lot of truth in this. I make maybe 1 video per month, because most require one or more trips into the...
  29. Thanks Scotty.Yes, the hike down takes out the...

    Thanks Scotty.Yes, the hike down takes out the quads. The hike up keeps you panting, but seems easier on the joints.


    Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!


    LOL, yes indeed it does look...
  30. Video tutorial: How to plan a Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hike

    You can only use a hammock at Indian Gardens (hang from the ramada posts) and the North Rim CG, but it's still an iconic hike. I see lots of questions in various forums about planning an R2R hike,...
  31. Replies
    9
    Views
    526

    That one works fine. Just update your signature...

    That one works fine. Just update your signature and you are good-to-go. --Kurt
  32. Replies
    9
    Views
    526

    > Volcanoes and waterfalls, trees and hammocks, ...

    > Volcanoes and waterfalls, trees and hammocks,
    > Columbia River gorge, in Benson Burner's attic.
    > http://www.youtube.com/my_videos

    the link in your signature does not take us to your videos. ...
  33. Great trip report, and so glad to hear the park...

    Great trip report, and so glad to hear the park worked for you! Thank you for the tip on the hanging spot along FR 328. Always looking for a nearby place to camp the night before a Grand Canyon...
  34. A couple of years ago we camped at Hualapai...

    A couple of years ago we camped at Hualapai Mountain Park right outside of Kingman. What you learn quickly in AZ is that you have to gain some altitude if you want trees for hanging, that's what...
  35. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,287

    Thank you. That was incredibly helpful. --Kurt

    Thank you. That was incredibly helpful. --Kurt
  36. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,383

    I'll second that. They shuttled us into Quetico...

    I'll second that. They shuttled us into Quetico last year, great bunkhouse!

    --Kurt
  37. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,287

    Looks like many vendors do not yet carry the 1.2...

    Looks like many vendors do not yet carry the 1.2 Hybrid fabric. Neither Dutch nor Simply Light. Dream Hammocks does. Can anyone point me to a thread where this fabric is discussed, which...
  38. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,287

    Thanks for taking the time to post the photos. ...

    Thanks for taking the time to post the photos. Look pretty nice!

    Hmm, Hybrid 1.2...

    --Kurt
  39. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,383

    There were some nice pictographs in Lac La Croix...

    There were some nice pictographs in Lac La Croix that are shown in this video I made 3 years ago:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAifjSbEHpM&t=425s

    The nicest ones I've seen were in Agnes in...
  40. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,287

    This is true (longer tarp ridgelines hit straps)....

    This is true (longer tarp ridgelines hit straps).

    --Kurt
  41. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,287

    Thank you for your responses, I appreciate your...

    Thank you for your responses, I appreciate your help.


    1.6 HyperD makes sense.


    Yeah, I've got an old SLD Streamliner, dual 1.1 layers. Do you do 11' ridgeline tarps with your 11' hammocks?...
  42. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,287

    Lightest hammock for 6' 4" 230 lbs guy?

    I have 4 hammocks that I've accumulated over the last decade, but most are double-layer due to my paranoia about having to camp somewhere in the desert Southwest where there aren't two trees the...
  43. Replies
    4
    Views
    488

    Thanks for watching! From the trip reports...

    Thanks for watching!


    From the trip reports I've read they've done quite a bit of cleanup along the Crest Trail, so it's at least navigable.
    Didn't make it to the Meadows due to the all-day rain...
  44. Replies
    4
    Views
    488

    Video: hiking the Gila from Snow Lake

    I posted a few pictures of my hammock hanging on this trip the other day, but here's the full video trip report. What a beautiful spot, and I really appreciated the solitude of the area. Great...
  45. I will probably make 2 videos from this trip: one...

    I will probably make 2 videos from this trip: one on the drive in & out (see below), and a 2nd on the hike itself. Here's the drive video done in my brand-new Subie:
    ...
  46. Dates: just checked my calendar and the 19th is...

    Dates: just checked my calendar and the 19th is Good Friday and the 21st is Easter so that weekend is out. The weekend before is Tax Day, so some folks may be holed up with a calculator. The 30th...
  47. If somebody is interested we could organize a...

    If somebody is interested we could organize a scouting expediting to the Huachucas over a weekend. I've never actually walked through the group campsite, it would be good to check it out. There's a...
  48. Gila from Snow Lake - one of my prettier recent hangs

    Just returned from 4 days in the Gila wilderness of Western New Mexico. The weather pretty much sucked (rain), and since hiking here means wading through knee-deep river every half-hour, it was...
  49. 3rd Annual AZ Spring Hang: choose location & dates

    Got some feedback from the Fall hang that the Showers Point campground on Mt Lemmon was fun, but too "civilized". We have a couple of options:


    Return to Showers point, move to site #2 (more...
  50. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,801

    I made this video that addresses the topic about...

    I made this video that addresses the topic about a year ago:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a56RcXrCqwg
    -Kurt
Results 1 to 50 of 1063
Page 1 of 22 1 2 3 4