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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: 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

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

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