Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

Amy Lauterbach (drongobird) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me 50'ish. Travel with my partner Jim. Backpacking since I was 12. 40-70 nights per year in the tent, either hiking or cycling. Wilderness backpacking in CA & UT; class 2&3 peaks and canyons; long distance trails in UK, France, Spain, Turkey, Australia; SF Bay Area backpacking.
Trip Reports are here:
CityPalo Alto
My Website URL

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Amy Lauterbach

Showing 1 - 10 of 471 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...48


Forum » Thread

re: Walking in wales
I wish to thank Lizz for her helpful insights into Welsh. No criticism was intended by my comment. The issue for us revolved around the Welsh names for places printed on our maps. Whenever we wou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camino
February 05, 11:50pm

re: wales and the camino
A few opinions about both of the above topics. First, the Camino. We have not walked this route, but have done some research on it. We crossed the main stem of the Camino near the French/Spani...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camino
February 04, 9:34pm

Resupply on Big SEKI Loop
Of course, HYOH. For me, the design point of this loop is to provide a way to take a long trail walk in the backcountry of the southern Sierras. It is specifically optimized to form one long wil...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
February 03, 8:13am

Locking iPhone SIM
jennifer - Pete wrote: Default carrier SIM pins might help. ATT: 1111 ( TMo: 1234 (htt...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
January 24, 8:23am

Att iPhone 5 drain Yep, I tested two different ATT iPHone 5's with same results. (FWIW, I spent my career in software development, including QA testing. I've spent ...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
January 24, 6:53am

Re: Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
Petemanteau - The substantial battery drain bug occurs with the following configuration: ATT phone, no signal present, SIM locked, Airplane Mode off. Please tell us which carrier you use (ATT, Ve...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
January 23, 10:23am

iphone 5 and iPhone 6 battery life
Rocco wrote I use Verizon, but there should be no difference with At&T. I'd guess SIM Lock is applicable to both carriages. Not true at all for the iPhone 5. I did very extensive testin...

In GEAR » it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
January 22, 3:10pm

RE: Southern Sierra High Route
Excellent route and excellent collection of information. THanks for all the effort!

In Post-Trip Reports » The Southern Sierra High Route - A Guide (a southern extension of the Sierra High Route to Mt. Whitney and beyond)
January 11, 11:48am

San Francisco Stairways - January 17
All the information is here: StairwayWalks. In 2014 Jim and I took a fantastic 82-mile 4-day hike in San Francisco. It was a very circuitous route that took in 568 outdoor public stairways. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » San Francisco Stairways - January 17
January 05, 11:26am

Packrafting in Spain
Thanks for posting this information. It's always great to see information about innovative trips and unknown destinations.

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting in Spain
December 30, 1:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Amy Lauterbach

Showing 1 - 7 of 7 | Page: 1



iPhone iPhone-4 (SIM card models)
I have been using the iPhone-4 (ATT model) as a gps/mapping device for six months now, including using it as my navigation device for a six week hike. Highlights: * Pre-downloaded all ma...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 31, 11:29am

iPhone App ViewRanger
I used this app with 1:25K and 1:50K OS maps for a 5 week 2013 hike in Scotland. For the task of importing and displaying my gpx data on pre-downloaded OS maps, it was flawless. I don't know of ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 31, 9:29am

iPhone App Maplets
With Maplets I easily download a wide variety of maps, such as NPS and USFS maps, local/state/county park maps, transit system maps, town maps, airport maps, cycleways, etc. Many of these are g...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 31, 9:25am

iPhone App Topo Maps
The iPhone app Topo Maps includes USGS and NRCan maps for entire US and Canada at no extra charge. Map downloads intuitive and easy. Searching for geographic locations is best in class. Distanc...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 31, 9:16am

Zem Playa
4.6 oz for pair of Zem Playa Low size Medium. This size will accommodate ( a snug fit) a Superfeet green size D. 5.0 oz for pair of Playa Low size Large. We just returned from six weeks hiking i...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 24, 10:29am

Golite Umbrella
We carry the GoLite umbrellas for long hikes where rain is likely. We've used ours for ~30 weeks of hiking in England, Wales, and France (7 trips). I concur with prior reviews about the comfort ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 06, 8:11pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
We have now used our small NeoAir pads for 10 nights in Escalante area of Utah and 30 nights in Wales/England. Compared to Thermarest ProLite and to Z-Rest pads... the Neoair pads are WAY more com...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 26, 2:18pm