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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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CountryUSA
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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

Re: No Fire S'mores
You need an evil older child or evil adult like myself teach your kid how to moosh up marshmallows with your fingers. We had so much fun doing that as kids. Just take a marshmallow and start kneadi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Fire S'mores
September 14, 7:39am

Re: Just finished a PCT thru
Glad to see someone else liked the desert. So many people hate it. I love the desert section, too. It's just so interesting and varied, the energy and excitement among the hikers is high, the w...

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
September 04, 3:52pm

Re: Last Glacier NP Checklist Questions
Oh, and bring your passport. That will give you the option of starting/ending in Waterton.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Last Glacier NP Checklist Questions
September 04, 3:49pm

Re: Re: Cheapest food calorie per dollar
I'm pretty certain that soy isn't fit for human consumption so yeah, bleah on the soynuts. For a backpack trip I don't know that I ever want the cheapest food possible. Unless it'...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheapest food calorie per dollar
September 04, 3:48pm

Cheapest food calorie per dollar
Someone posted this list on Reddit of the cheapest food per calorie that they found at Sam's Club. I was amused how much of it can be found being eaten out on the PCT or the AT. http://i.img...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheapest food calorie per dollar
September 03, 7:16am

Re: Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
This is brilliant. I have some of these silicone baking cups and I have never used them. Now I must go backpacking just so I can make a muffin and make everybody jealous!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
August 28, 9:58am

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