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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: amyl.smugmug.com
CityPalo Alto
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://AmyL.smugmug.com

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All Forum Posts by Amy Lauterbach

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Bigfoot Trail in Northern California
Ken - thanks for keeping the thread alive. Eager to see a report once all is said and done, or attempted and not completed as the case may be.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bigfoot Trail in Northern California
July 09, 2:23pm

Re: Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
In answer to Wim's good question, which we should have addressed in our post. Why did we chose the AAT? There are a number of reasons. We like to do an overseas trip every year for the v...

In Post-Trip Reports » Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
July 06, 6:26pm

Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail In May 2014, we, Amy and James, thru-hiked the Alpe-Adria Trail (AAT). This long-distance route was inaugurated in 2012 and ext...

In Post-Trip Reports » Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
July 02, 4:32pm

Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
To Manfred, Michelle, and the girls: YOU ROCK! Fabulous concept and awesome execution. Definitely wins my award for the most creative trip of the year. - Amy (and Jim too)

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
June 29, 7:06pm

Down the Mississippi River by canoe
Jim - thanks for reinforcing the Lake Winnie warning. We are level-headed and not inclined to take silly risks, and we will indeed stay near the shore. When conservative competent people issue wa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Down the Mississippi River by canoe
June 21, 8:11am

Re: Down the Mississippi River by canoe
Ian - If this trip goes well, maybe in a few years we'll paddle part of the Columbia and take you up on your offer. One thing at a time though.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Down the Mississippi River by canoe
June 19, 7:51pm

Re: Down the Mississippi River by canoe
Ah Jerry - we figure it will take 70 to 100 days to travel the 2300 miles. Even with a BIG canoe we'd be resupplying. We'll be buying supplies in towns. Our only concern is if we have to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Down the Mississippi River by canoe
June 19, 7:50pm

Down the Mississippi River by canoe
Starting in August 2014 Jim and I plan to paddle a canoe down the Mississippi River, from its source (Lake Itasca) to the Gulf of Mexico. We were inspired to take this trip by Christine's (a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Down the Mississippi River by canoe
June 19, 6:44pm

Re: Re: iphone as GPS
It is just so contrary to what Dustin told me at the AT&T store this morning that I wanted to be explicit. Too funny. When I bought my iPhone the sales rep at the Apple store assured me that ...

In GEAR » iPhone GPS: disabling cell service
April 26, 8:53pm

Re: iphone as GPS
As per Casey's question -- Amy's suggestion that the SIM card be disabled or removed to preserve battery made me wonder if the SIM card was necessary for GPS? To clarify a common misconc...

In GEAR » iPhone GPS: disabling cell service
April 26, 5:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Amy Lauterbach

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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