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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.
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StateCA
CountryUSA
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Re: Mt Whitney from the West
If you start your Whitney trek from the Trail Pass trail, it'll take a little longer than the standard hike so you might need an extra day or two for your trip, but Trail Pass is a non-quota tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt Whitney from the West
October 17, 12:31pm

Re: Where are some awesome INTERNATIONAL two week trails?
I did a two week hike the length of Glacier National Park, from Waterton Lake to Walton down at the bottom. It was awesome! Plus there were options to get off the trail for resupply/hot meals/showers.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are some awesome two week trails?
October 17, 12:24pm

Re: What do you do in the woods...
In the volunteer wilderness rangers training I have taken from the USFS they have said that volunteers are not law enforcement and have no authority. We cannot take efforts to stop people. We shoul...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do in the woods...
October 17, 12:21pm

Re: Re: What Kind of Clothing
I found a website that makes custom board shorts. http://boardshortsworld.com It took about 3 weeks but I got two pairs of shorts with matching bikini tops. The best thing is that the shorts match ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
October 07, 1:08pm

Re: Dipping from the spring box
That's actually really clever. Also, your shoes look like platform shoes from the 70s. Wild, man.

In Philosophy & Technique » Dipping from the spring box
October 07, 1:03pm

Re: Psoas injury?
I had a similar pain once and tried something called psoas flossing. It worked great. I've never had the pain come back, either. I also really dialed in my squat form with a visit to a professi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hip pain after squatting and long, steep descents.
October 07, 1:01pm

Re: Sheltered Camp
If snow isn't a factor... Gulleys and valleys can be where katabatic air is found. Meadows and lakes too will collect cold, sinking air. It can be warmer mid-way up a slope. On my many hi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sheltered Camp
October 07, 12:39pm

Re: Re: LNT
It's weird but in the Los Padres when I come across evidence another person has been there--like fire rings or evidence rocks were used to stake a tent, official campsites long since abandoned ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 16, 3:34pm

Re: Re: Summer night temps
I couldn't tell you what the nighttime temps in summer are here because it is too damn hot during the day to backpack here in the summer. My guess is it'll be in the 40s-60s depending on ka...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 14, 7:48am

BIG rocks
Really big rocks. Big as you can find:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 14, 7:45am

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