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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
My Website URLhttp://santabarbarahikes.com
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Re: Now liquidating
Oh that is too bad. I really like my GoLite Ultra 20. Now I can't recommend it to anyone.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 27, 7:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It pays to be small
> But you can carry so much more weight than I can, plus I'm a wuss. Lets compromise. I will carry stakes and poles, you get the inner and fly? This sounds suspiciously like the current d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » It pays to be small
October 27, 7:05pm

Re: Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
I make "granola" out of nuts, seeds and dried fruit coated in melted Artisana coconut butter with pumpkin pie spice (no-grain granola, max calories!) and I eat it with yogurt I make on th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 27, 7:02pm

Re: Re: Re: It pays to be small
> Of course, on the trails these long legs do come in handy. With shorter legs I have to take twice as many steps! So you should carry the tent.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » It pays to be small
October 26, 3:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: It pays to be small
I'm a short (63") stout (135lbs) woman who can squat 175lbs. If you're male, skinny and tall and weigh the same as me, you need to squat about 300lbs to be even with me. So I don't...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » It pays to be small
October 25, 4:15pm

Re: Creeping Weight
I still enjoy picking out the perfect lightweight kit for each hike and trying to balance being as light as possible with a few little extras. With my Hawaii trip coming up I have a whole new chala...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 24, 4:56pm

Re: Re: good lightweight womens pack
I should add that Osprey has some lighter packs than the Aura 65.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » good lightweight womens pack
October 24, 4:49pm

Re: good lightweight womens pack
Osprey makes some nice backpacks. I have one (Aura 65) that's a little under 4lbs but if I have to carry heavy stuff it feels comfortable. I can also take the lid part off to reduce some of the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » good lightweight womens pack
October 24, 4:48pm

Re: cold acclimitization
On the flip-side, I went to Florida in February once and the news had pictures of people bundled up in down jackets because the temperature had dropped to a frigid 55 degrees. Oh the horror! Being ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 24, 4:46pm

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

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