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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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Steve Allen's Route
Writing for Amy. We have done at least four of Steve Allen's Canyoneering 2 routes and have these observations to offer. His routes have all been fun, challenging, interesting and have take...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recs for ~100 mile trip in southwest late March?
December 05, 5:34pm

Canoeing the Mississippi River
I modified the original post to include info on the two topics Christine mentioned - Riverboat Casinos and VHF Radios. I learned that amateur use of VHF Marine Radios is allowed in the US but not...

In Post-Trip Reports » Canoeing Mississippi River
November 24, 2:27pm

Great Divide Trail, too hard for a first thru hike?
About Pyrenees - our HRP hike report: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=37414 GR10 would be a good first thru-hike if the route...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Great Divide Trail, too hard for a first thru hike?
November 23, 10:15pm

Canoeing Mississippi River
Note to BackpackingLight readers: We have posted our report on this forum even though it is not a backpacking expedition. However, the trip was human powered and we used many of the techniques we...

In Post-Trip Reports » Canoeing Mississippi River
November 23, 10:08pm

Great Divide Trail, too hard for a first thru hike?
JF - are you hoping to complete a thru-hike, end to end, or just hike 3 months and get as far as you get.? Don't forget about dozens of great trails in Europe that might be just right for thre...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Great Divide Trail, too hard for a first thru hike?
November 20, 4:47pm

OSM data for Adam
adam - OSM has a very active helpful community and I'm sure their support forums can help you. Amy

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
October 31, 3:50pm

sierramapper - OpenStreetMap trail data?
I'm recently back from a couple months on the Mississippi river, and catching up on the good stuff on BPL. I'm limited to an iPhone, so reading and typing is tough. And I haven't tried ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
October 29, 5:46am

Mississippi River - leaving home tomorrow
We're finishing our final packing. Tomorrow we leave the Bay Area for the long drive to Lake Itasca, in a one-way car rental, canoe on top. Should be on the river in five or six days. If you...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Down the Mississippi River by canoe
August 06, 9:04pm

Starlyte or Trail Designs 12-10 stove
Thanks to all of you for taking time to respond. And thanks especially to Jennifer whose reassuring words seem designed to sooth an anxious mind. I'm guessing you are familiar with the stress...

In GEAR » Starlyte or Trail Designs 12-10 stove. Urgent question
August 05, 8:36am

Klean-Strip S-L-X vs Crown Alcohol Stove Fuel
I think I figured out how to look up the data sheets and compare them, thanks to your pointer. Amy

In GEAR » Klean-Strip S-L-X vs Crown Alcohol Stove Fuel
August 05, 1:49am

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