rayestrella1 | 1 Aug 16:23 2008
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Derek Hansen | 3 Aug 03:12 2008
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BIP - Derek

I'm not sure I even sent out an OOP. I just flew back from a week in
Texas and I will get to my edits this week.

Best,

~derek

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Derek Hansen | 3 Aug 03:41 2008
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Re: EDIT/APPROVAL: OR - Climbing Mount Timpanogos - Derek H.

André,

Thanks for the edits! I made all the changes, uploaded, and deleted the appropriate files.

Best,

~derek

On Jul 30, 2008, at 5:21 AM, André Corterier wrote:

That's it! Nice report, few edits - nice pictures, too - not always
easy in a book report. A well-earned brownie point. Please take care
of the above and upload at your earliest convenience to the folder
here: http://tinyurl.com/5uvsbh

Please also remember to delete the test folder item.

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S | 4 Aug 02:20 2008
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EDIT/APPROVAL: OR - Lighten Up! - Derek H.

Hi Derek,

I see we're getting a little behind. Sorry for the editing delay on this one. Your edits are
below. When you're ready, please upload the OR here:

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Books/Field%20Guides/Lighten%20Up/

Sheila

> Besides reducing the amount of sheer junk in my back
Edit: in my pack? on my back?

> Steam baking was so
> simple and fun that I now try to incorporate it into every trip I can
> (see page 66 for details!).
Comment: You did some of that on a test report once I remember. That's so cool. I want to
try it!

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Derek Hansen | 4 Aug 03:05 2008
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Re: EDIT/APPROVAL: OR - Lighten Up! - Derek H.

Thanks Sheila!

Glad for the edits, and since I was OOP for a week, I am happy to get the edits today. I've
made the changes and done the other house-cleaning chores as requested.

Best,

~derek

--- In BackpackGearTest <at> yahoogroups.com, "S" <geosheila <at> ...> wrote:
>
> Hi Derek,
>
> I see we're getting a little behind. Sorry for the editing delay on this one. Your edits are
> below. When you're ready, please upload the OR here:
>
> http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Books/Field%20Guides/Lighten%20Up/
>
> Sheila
>
>
> > Besides reducing the amount of sheer junk in my back
> Edit: in my pack? on my back?
>
> > Steam baking was so
> > simple and fun that I now try to incorporate it into every trip I can
> > (see page 66 for details!).
> Comment: You did some of that on a test report once I remember. That's so cool. I want
to
> try it!
>

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rayestrella1 | 4 Aug 14:53 2008
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rayestrella1 | 4 Aug 23:15 2008
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OR - Clif Mojo Bars - Ray Estrella

Hello hard working editors. Here is another OR for your red pen. Alas
it is not for the call. I just do not go camping very often and when
I do it is all backpacking gear anyway. (My car camping tent is a REI
BaseCamp 6 four-season bomb-proof dome.) Oh well, I have a few BPs
already…

The HTML may be found here;

http://tinyurl.com/5a4scv

Thanks,

Ray

Clif Mojo Bars
By Raymond Estrella

OWNER REVIEW
August 04, 2008

TESTER INFORMATION
NAME: Raymond Estrella
EMAIL: rayestrellaAThotmailDOTcom
AGE: 47
LOCATION: Orange County, California, USA
GENDER: M
HEIGHT: 6' 3" (1.91 m)
WEIGHT: 200 lb (90.70 kg)

I have been backpacking for over 30 years, all over California, and
in many of the western states and Minnesota. I hike year-round, and
average 500+ miles (800+ km) per year. I have made a move to
lightweight gear, and smaller volume packs. I start early and hike
hard so as to enjoy the afternoons exploring. I usually take a
freestanding tent and enjoy hot meals at night. If not hiking solo I
am usually with my wife Jenn or brother-in-law Dave.

The Product

Manufacturer: Clif Bar & Company
Web site: www.clifbar.com
Product: Mojo Bars
Year manufactured: 2008
MSRP: N/A
Size: 2 x 5 x 3/8 in (51 x 157 x 8 mm)
Weight listed, all flavors: 1.59 oz (45 g)
Actual weight: 1.59 - 1.8 oz (45 - 51 g)
Flavors reviewed: Honey Roasted Peanut, Mountain Mix, Mixed Nuts and
Peanut Butter Pretzel
Other flavor available: Fruit Nut Crunch

Product Description

The Clf Mojo bars are one of the newest offerings from Clif. They
call them "the sweet and salty trail mix bar".

The bars all have a lot of nuts in them and look like nut brittle.
They all fall in the 200 calorie range with a pretty decent ratio of
fats-to-carbs-to-protein. They average 25% fats, 50% carbs, and 25%
protein. To me this ratio allows them to be used over a wide range of
my hiking day, either to eat on the trail as meals, or in camp later
for carb replacement.

The bars have no trans fats and, of great interest to me, no
processed sugars. They instead rely on organic rice syrup for
sweetness. Speaking of organic, Clif claims that 70% of all the
ingredients in the Mojo bars are organic. I like that as my normal
bars are 100% organic.

The potassium levels are pretty good, averaging 210 g per bar, or
about equal to half a medium sized banana.

While Clif describes them as salty they are not heavy on the sodium
levels. At an average of 210 mg per bar they are equal to or lower
than many other bars on the market.

They come packaged in a mylar-type wrapper. They are fairly easy to
open by tearing along the flap that joins the wrapper together. The
bars are not hard, but have some give to them. In hot weather they
soften even more. All the bars are sticky. They like to stick to the
wrapper a bit, and to my fingers a lot. Once opened the bar looks
like brittle with all the ingredients on display. Here is a picture
of the Mountain Mix flavor.

Field Data

I ate these bars on four trips in the beginning of summer. I first
purchased 10 bars, and then went back to the store twice for more. I
ended up buying 17 bars.

The first was a 25 mi (40 km) day-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail
(PCT) at the south border of San Gorgonio Wilderness. The temperature
got up to 86 F (30 C).

The next was a two-day 30 mi (48 km) trip just north of the previous
hike. The temps ranged from 57 to 86 F (14 to 30 C).

Then came a two-day trip with Jenn to Limber Pine Bench in the San
Gorgonio Wilderness. The temps were from 67 F to 40 F (20 to 4 C).

Last was a monster of a day-hike that saw us put in 42.5 miles (68
km) on the PCT with 8600 ft (2621 m) of elevation gain in temps that
reached 80 F (27 C).

Observations

I bought the Clif Mojo bars when my local store started carrying the
new product. The thought of a slightly sweet and salty bar appealed
to me as I love nuts and do not like heavy sweets. They seemed like
they might work well on the hot sections of the PCT I had planned so
I bought all the flavors available to me to try them out. (I have
never been able to find the Fruit flavor.)

One of the things I really liked right off the bat was the texture. I
like crunchy stuff. Between the nuts, seeds, soy nuts and soy rice
crisps these bars are very crunchy.

One thing I did not care for right away was the stickiness of them.
As I was hiking in areas with little (some times no) water along the
trail it is a bummer to get sticky hands with nothing to wash them
with. I learned quickly to keep the bar in the wrapper while eating
it. And once finished, I carefully fold the wrapper back over itself
to keep the residual rice syrup that is on the inside of the wrapper
from getting spread around my pocket or pack.

The Mixed Nuts flavor was my favorite. I could really taste the
almonds and cashews. I ended up buying this flavor the most when I
went back for more.

The Mountain Mix is very good too. It is just like eating a bar made
out of the gorp I used to make and carry on every trip in the 70s and
80s.

My second favorite (and my wife's number one) is the Peanut Butter
Pretzel that is made with peanut butter filled pretzel pieces
scattered throughout the bar.

My least favorite was the Honey Roasted Peanut flavor. For some
reason it just comes across as much sweeter than all the other
flavors and I found it to be too sweet for me. But please note that I
am notorious for not having a sweet tooth. I gave one of this flavor
away to a PCT through-hiker I met on the trail, and he thought it was
just great. (Hello Isaac)

They seem to fill me up and leave me feeling satisfied. I would plan
to eat two per meal, but not both at the same time. So if I was
having the Mojo for lunch I would eat one at 11:00 AM and then the
second one around 1:00 PM. Breakfast with the Mojos was handled the
same way, an hour or two apart.

I like the Mojo bars enough to keep a few of them in the drawer that
I store hiking food in so that I can add them to my normal selection.
They make a nice crunchy addition, but only one or two per trip now.
I do like them better than any of Clif's other bar products.

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Jamie D. | 5 Aug 07:18 2008
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Thank you Elizabeth Davis - Re: OR - HIKING TRAILS OF THE SMOKIES -

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Jamie D. | 5 Aug 07:19 2008
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Thank you David Tagnani - Re: OR - 100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest -

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Jamie D. | 5 Aug 07:21 2008
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Thank you David W - Re: Owner Review - Book - A Walk in the Woods

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