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Piper S. (sbhikes) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
About Me I hiked 3000 miles of the PCT over 2008 and 2009, about half the trail each time. I now hike in the backcountry of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. I'm a Trail Ambassador for Gossamer Gear.
CitySanta Barbara
StateCA
CountryUSA
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Re: Finding the right shoe fit
What seems to work for me is to find shoes that are tight around the instep. Then they can be way too big but my foot doesn't slip around. Shoes that are tight in the instep tend to be regular ...

In GEAR » Finding the right shoe fit
May 20, 8:15am

Re: REI
I don't know that REI is "pushing" electronics. I think everybody just likes electronics. I have this theory that gear is a proxy for the thing we want to go and do. We can't b...

In Philosophy & Technique » REI
May 20, 8:09am

Re: how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
I guess I'm just a hobbit at heart. I like a cozy, secretive place best. I'll enjoy a view when I'm hiking or walk over to watch the sunset, but I prefer my campsite sheltered and cozy.

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
May 19, 8:20pm

Re: Lunas
I made my own huaraches. I really like them. If I bought Lunas I'd get the extra tech strap that they sell. I bought a pair of tech straps for my homemade ones and they really help make them fe...

In GEAR » Most breathable sandals
May 19, 7:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: $ is no object
It's kind of like frosted glass on your bathroom window.

In GEAR » Sell me on a perfect Shelter for 2 people.
May 19, 7:12pm

Re: Wheat free menus
I bring a wheat-free menu when I backpack. I basically make dried veggies and dried meats and then use various rice products, freeze-dried corn and peas, or mashed potatoes as starchy foods. I also...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Wheat free menus
May 18, 9:17pm

Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
This year 50% of the people to attempt a thru-hike of the Condor Trail have dropped out. That means there is only one person left. If you want a solitary hike with minimal trail angel support, you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 18, 8:48pm

Re: lots of good suggestions
I have a Gossamer Gear Type 2 Utility Pack. It's really nice-looking. I've used it to go to conferences and to go to Hawaii where I used it for my luggage and for a backpack trip on the Kal...

In GEAR » All around Day Pack
May 18, 8:36pm

Re: probably Lunar Duo
We have a Lunar Duo. I'm 5'3" and he is 5'9". There's plenty of room at our feet for our stuff. The floor is very slippery and magically so because I always end up with ab...

In GEAR » Sell me on a perfect Shelter for 2 people.
May 18, 8:34pm

Re: I want to learn how to hike it bear country
Pretty good information available here to study up on: http://www.udap.com/safety.htm

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » I want to learn how to hike it bear country
May 17, 10:16pm

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