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Linda Alvarez (Liniac) - BPL Lifetime Member

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inspiring
Thank you for the detailed trip report and excellent photos. I really enjoyed reading it. Your trip is so inspiring!

In Post-Trip Reports » Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
August 29, 5:40pm

gear list
Edit: whoops forgot to include her clothing in my first list, though it was counted in my weight totals. Edit: just to point out a couple things that added minor weight that were specific to hav...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lakes Trail, Sequoia National Park (kid's first backpacking trip)
August 27, 11:46pm

staying connected
It sounds like you don't need to take it easy on her (hiking wise). If she does fall behind, beware of what one of my girlfriends calls the F**k You Stop. This is when you have pulled ahead o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 27, 5:59pm

newfound empathy (or maybe schadenfreude!)
Is it wrong that my 5'1" self is getting kind of a weird satisfaction from reading this thread about how it is not all rosy on "the other side?" After years of trotting to keep ...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 24, 11:04am

Lakes Trail, Sequoia National Park (kid's first backpacking trip)
Been meaning to post this trip report from my daughter Cassidy's first backpacking experience last month. TLDR version: Awesome first backpacking trip with my 7-year old daughter. Lakes T...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lakes Trail, Sequoia National Park (kid's first backpacking trip)
August 22, 5:37pm

Scone mix
> Trader Joe's mixed berry scone mix I made these on a recent trip and they came out great steamed. I used normal sized muffin cups, (disposable aluminum) but I like your gigantor versio...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
August 19, 9:53am

last price drop
Making a final price drop for the ladies (would also be a great shoulder season bag for a child/youth). Brand new (2013 version, still has its hangtags) and fluffy as heck. The 2014 version of t...

In Gear Swap » NWT Mountain Hardware Phantom 15 (Women's)
August 18, 12:41pm

great pad and price
I really love my Exped UL7 short. I was afraid it would feel too gossamer to hold up to a backpacking trip. but although I have a only a few miles on mine, it really seems sturdy. Was very warm,...

In Gear Swap » Exped Med UL7 Downmat New $170
August 16, 9:50am

Photos and price drop
Price drop to $290 shipped. Here are some photos. I can return the item to STP for store credit so don't want to come down much, but prefer to have the cash. Here are some photos

In Gear Swap » NWT Mountain Hardware Phantom 15 (Women's)
August 15, 11:51am

NWT Mountain Hardware Phantom 15 (Women's)
I bought this last fall for a winter trip that never transpired. It's been sitting in my closet unused, still with tags. I have a Phantom 32 that is adequate for my 3-season needs so this poor...

In Gear Swap » NWT Mountain Hardware Phantom 15 (Women's)
August 14, 1:30pm

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