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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: Saint Paul Trail in summer
hot in summer. Average daily high in Antalya in July and August is 93 to 96F. Average daily low temp still above 70F. https://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;a=Turkey/Antalya

In Post-Trip Reports » Turkey's Lycian Way and Saint Paul Trail
May 30, 12:54pm

Re: HRP in mid-July
Ewan, When Amy and I thru-hiked the HRP in 2010, we reached Gavarnie on July 19. This was day 12 of our walk. We reached the area around the refuge Enric Pujol on day 22. On our walk, we only...

In Pre-Trip Planning » HRP mid sections in early July - Snow and wayfinding?
May 21, 6:48pm

Benton MacKaye Trail
Tipi Walter, So glad you noticed our post and chimed in with links to your photos! It's fun to virtually meet the other people who were on the trail concurrently. Amy WIllow's trip w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians
May 14, 8:48am

Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians
Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians We, Amy and James, thru-hiked the Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) during the last three weeks of April. The BMT is about 300 miles in length...

In Post-Trip Reports » Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians
May 13, 7:14pm

Online maps showing public land boundaries with geolocation
wowee. I'm looking forward to playing around with this. Thanks.

In On the Web » Online maps showing public land boundaries with geolocation
May 13, 5:40pm

Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
Just want to let people know that I updated the original post. The linked kml file and CalTopo map now include some waypoints. And they are clockwise instead of counter-clockwise, since I think...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
May 11, 7:58pm

Turkey's Lycian Way and Saint Paul Trail
Chris - that's an exceptionally useful update. Thanks so much for posting.

In Post-Trip Reports » Turkey's Lycian Way and Saint Paul Trail
May 11, 10:29am

Best lightweight rain jacket
I've been using Marmot Essence since 2006. I bought one in 2006, replaced in 2009, replaced again in 2012. So for my usage (~75 days per year on trail) it seems to be a 3-year lifespan. We&#...

In GEAR » Best lightweight rain jacket (sub 8-9 oz): Montbell Versalite, OR Helium II, Marmot Mica & Essence, MH Superlight Plasmic or other?
May 07, 9:50am

Re: CRITICAL Information for iPhone users
HUGE thanks to Mitchell for the more detailed information. I'll incorporate all of that when I update the article. If there are other inaccuracies or irrelevant items in the "Battery...

In GEAR » CRITICAL Information for iPhone users
May 07, 9:32am

PCT Gear List & Backpack Advice
"At the end of a 25 or 30 mile day, or after night-hiking until 2 am, the last thing I'd want to do is have to scour a campsite for pointy things. YMMV." yep. This discussion abou...

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List & Backpack Advice!
May 07, 9:13am

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