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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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Re: Setting up my iPhone 4s for the PCT
"1-2% per day vs 10% per hour is a really huge difference" To clarify for people who haven't read the full article -- That egregious iPhone 5 battery drain bug is limited to the AT...

In GEAR » Setting up my iPhone 4s for the PCT - 911 GPS Google Voice/Hangout Guthook's and Halfmile's
March 24, 11:38am

Weekend Trip ideas needed (3/28 - 3/29) near San Francisco
Robert - March/April is the best time of year for hiking in the Bay Area. We've had a dreadful drought for the past few years, so the flowers are not great, but they are blooming now. Everyth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weekend Trip ideas needed (3/28 - 3/29) near San Francisco
March 23, 10:17pm

Setting up my iPhone 4s for the PCT
If you haven't already read the article, you should do so... http://adventurealan.com/iphone4gps.htm You've got an iPhone 4 with no SIM card, so your battery life should be good. But c...

In GEAR » Setting up my iPhone 4s for the PCT - 911 GPS Google Voice/Hangout Guthook's and Halfmile's
March 23, 10:03pm

Big SEKI Loop and transit
Martha - or, alternately, spring for the $300-400 and rent a car at the Fresno airport. Just depends on whether your time is more valuable than your money.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
March 23, 9:45pm

Re: Transit Service to SEKI west side
Martha The Big SEKI Loop really is best from Cedar Grove (aka Roads End). It was designed with that starting point in mind. But access to that trailhead without a car is tough. If you'r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
March 23, 9:08pm

Transit Service to SEKI west side
Sequoia Shuttle: https://www.sequoiashuttle.com/ "Our 2015 Season will begin May 21st and run through September 27th." $15 round trip, includes shuttle service inside the park. The...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
March 23, 2:48pm

Mt Diablo Loop
ErikG - Thanks for letting us know that the reports are useful! We make use of other people's reports, and so we try to write ours in ways that are useful to others planning their own trips. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days
March 20, 6:39pm

A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days
A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days We (Amy and James) have completed a number of multi-day backpacking trips in the San Francisco Bay Area. See some earlier trip reports at: Point Reyes ...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days
March 19, 8:17pm

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

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