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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:
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All Forum Posts by Amy Lauterbach

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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

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: 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

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