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Linda Vassallo (eastbayhiker) - BPL Guest

My Locale Eastbay
About Me Returned eight years ago to backpacking after a 35 year hiatus. That first loaded pack weighed 30 lbs (total) and that was my day pack!. After several years of tweeking my pack load I have been able to reduce the weight that I carry. My base weight is now 8-10 lbs depending on the type of trip
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Re: Lightweight rain gear recommendations
Hello Stephen. I see rain chaps were mentioned in another post ...... I use ZPacks rain chaps with my Gatewood Cape. This has worked well for me. The cape is also my shelter and pack cover. Wt ...

In GEAR » Lightweight rain gear recommendations
May 27, 11:08pm

Re: 4th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2012: Henry Coe State Park
What a great gathering and event! Thank you everyone for posting your photos. A very thorough report and photo log Tony. Great job as always. I like the included links to the gear websites. I...

In Photo Gallery » 4th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2012: Henry Coe State Park
March 08, 9:56pm

In addition to hat, long sleeves, long pants, and a hat with wide brim and neck coverage I also use Solumbra hand covers. These covers are light weight and cover the backs of my hands and wrists (...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sunscreen
May 31, 11:55am

RE: Larger Cuben packs
Talk with Joe at He will customize a pack to your specifications :)

In GEAR » Larger Cuben Packs
May 10, 10:57am

RE: Lassen Volcanic National Park
Tony, An awesome trip report as always. Such beautiful photography to capture the beauty and supplement your very descriptive narration of the trip. Reading it, I felt as tho I was right there...

In Photo Gallery » Lassen Volcanic National Park
February 22, 6:34pm

Sequoia & Kings Canyon: Deadman Canyon
Another great trip report of a beautiful hike. Thank you for sharing Tony.

In Photo Gallery » Sequoia & Kings Canyon: Deadman Canyon
October 10, 12:42pm

RE: Photos of BPLers hike to Henry Coe Park
Very nice report and photos Tony. It looks like it was a great trip for all. Not too hot yet. An area that I have wanted to hike for some time, it's nice to see your photos. I hope to make ...

In Photo Gallery » BPLers GGG: Henry Coe State Park, CA.
April 10, 2:20pm

Re: gear on your Mt Whitney Summit Hike?
Again, Thank you all for you feedback on the trip report. I'm so happy you enjoyed it. I hoped it would be as inspirational for you as the trip was for me. Omar, yes-my pack is the ZPack B...

In Photo Gallery » Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
March 24, 1:34pm

Re: Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
Jay, Nick, Craig: Thank you for your comments :) It was indeed a grand adventure. Craig, I hope you make it to Whitney in the future, you will not be disappointed

In Photo Gallery » Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
March 23, 12:06am

Re: Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
Thank you Katharina. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Bob, This was my first Pica sighting. It popped up beside me on the trail and I had only seconds to aim the camera in it's direction befor...

In Photo Gallery » Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
March 22, 4:59pm

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