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by Young Satchel
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: North Country Scenic Trail
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: North Country Scenic Trail

So satchel, who is that guy that made your pack? Dan McHale has been making extremely high-quality custom backpacks out of his shop in Seattle for a good 35 years+. He’s kind of a legend in his own right, except unlike other “pack gurus” (Dana Gleason of Dana Designs/Mystery Ranch for example) he n...
by Young Satchel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: North Country Scenic Trail
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: North Country Scenic Trail

hey satchel, yeah, skiing with a pack or sled does take a minute to get used to. especially a heavy pack...that is the best (sarcasm). are you in the new hyperlite stuff? its too bad golite went out but someone just posted a link that they are back in business with "my trail", maybe you s...
by Young Satchel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: North Country Scenic Trail
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: North Country Scenic Trail

P1020003.JPG Although this was early September in the Brooks Range I had my winter set up. It's a Kifaru 4 man tipi with a stainless woodstove. Total weight is less than 15 lbs. with the tent stuffing down to a little bigger than a loaf of bread and the stove folds down to about the size of a three...
by Young Satchel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: North Country Scenic Trail
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: North Country Scenic Trail

i do love michigan for the opportunities to do this kind of stuff. i only went 20 miles down the trail, but you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere... conny, yeah, my choice of trees was limited in the area i wanted to camp. that one in particular was sagging really good in the morning! but ...
by Young Satchel
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: North Country Scenic Trail
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: North Country Scenic Trail

Dude this is so rad! I want to get out there for some Nordic BC overnights next season so badly. That is if it ever fucking snows here again [emoji24]. Thanks for the awesome report. As I’m a backpacking gear nerd as well, mind telling me about your big-3 setup (Shelter, sleep system, pack)? Sent fr...
by Young Satchel
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1654

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

Oldbie wrote:Love it. Pocket wilderness. It's amazing how winter transforms well-trodden places into sources of solitude.


Very well said!


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by Young Satchel
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm

I don’t know anything about anything, but I enjoyed reading this review! [emoji23] Man...these sound fun. Sigh. Snow.....yeah, I got none!

Enjoy your new quiver addition LC!


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by Young Satchel
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1654

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

Yeah this season has been sketchy and spotty here in Michigan as well. Do you have a nearby Alpine ski area that makes snow? When the fields and woods are barren it is an alternative. Yeah man, it’s a bummer all around. :-/ I do have some alpine areas nearby, but I’m unfortunately rarely in a posit...
by Young Satchel
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1654

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

Hey man, Thanks for the update on your skiing story. Your climate is a challenge for your skiing- but, your love of trail running is the PERFECT compliment to your growing passion for Nordic touring. Just hit the trail as much as you can- strength, stamina and balance is the most important thing! T...
by Young Satchel
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1654

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

So the second I pulled up at the trail head it started fucking raining. But I’m a G so I said “fuck this noise Ima go anyway” [emoji23][emoji24] And so I did.... Here’s some admittedly sub-par pics from a rain-soaked but still enjoyable outing: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/1490db09a259d...

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