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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Western Washington
About Me I started backpacking again in 2008, after a long hiatus---I haven't been since I was a kid. Loving learning about a different way to hike---backpacking was no fun when I was a teen-ager, stuff was too heavy! Completed my dream of hiking the Wonderland Trail in 2010, now onto more hikes in the Cascades and Olympics.
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All Forum Posts by Diane Pinkers

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The damage was done, Bob
By the time he gave up on the boots, his toe was pretty darn sore. Just removing the insoles didn't work--he tried. It's now turning pretty colors, and we're taking bets on whether or...

In GEAR » Has anyone hiked in Vivobarefoot Ultra Pures?
August 28, 8:19pm

Has anyone hiked in Vivobarefoot Ultra Pures?
I ask, not because I actually want to, but because of something that happened on our last hike to my boyfriend. He had put new insoles in his boots a day or two before we hiked, and ended up with ...

In GEAR » Has anyone hiked in Vivobarefoot Ultra Pures?
August 28, 7:14pm

Seasonal change?
It may just be that they are between seasons. They may be low on stock for summer, selling out what they have, before they roll out the winter selection. I was at Whittaker's store, and they...

In GEAR » Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
August 23, 5:24pm

Old thread, need clarification
Looking at the Ursack site, I can't decide whether to get an Ursack, or an Ursack Minor. They do not seem confident that the Ursack will hold up to critter teeth, yet if possible I'd like ...

In GEAR » Bear bag system for Oregon/SW Washington areas
August 22, 9:34pm

dehydrated dog food
I don't have any experience with this food for performance, but wanted to point out a dehydrated dog food. The company is called The Honest Kitchen and all their food is dehydrated. Might at l...

In GEAR » Ultra light dog food
August 20, 5:20pm

Aidell's sausage in the dehydrator
Hey, Marko, did you cook the Aidell's sausage before dehydrating it? I know the sausages are pre-cooked, but it seems like you'd want to cook off some of the fat before slinging it in the ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dehydrating meat for resupply buckets?
August 10, 3:23pm

Cal-topo
I've played with this a little, seem to be able to wrestle it more or less into what I want to do. I got most of the first day's trace laid down, and was able to create an elevation profil...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS maps: feeling really stupid
August 09, 8:55am

GPS maps: feeling really stupid
Is there a website that teaches one, in little bitty baby steps, how to build a GPS track? I'd like to make a path and elevation profile for an upcoming hike. I've played around a little ...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS maps: feeling really stupid
August 03, 9:44pm

portlandhikers.org
Yes, I saw your write-up in the Field Guide, and I'm taking it for my inspiration. That's how I knew to call out to you (how many Jerry Adams could there be that are that active in the hik...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Three Sisters Loop in August
July 29, 9:39pm

Three Sisters Loop in August
Hey, Jerry, are you out there? Anyone? Anyone? Got a question about the Three Sisters Loop. One description of the hike I've seen says one needs a permit, but as best as I can discover, one ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Three Sisters Loop in August
July 27, 10:13pm

All Reader Reviews by Diane Pinkers

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Montbell Outpace Parka
The Outpace Parka is a decent jacket, but it has some design details that could be better. It sheds rain really well. It is pretty light and packable. Its breathability seems to be fairly good, alth...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 11:54am