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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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river in Enchanted Valley
Hey, Critter, my boyfriend had heard that the river in Enchanted Valley had really changed its course this winter, and that it was threatening the Chalet. He was really bummed to hear that, he'...

In Post-Trip Reports » Avalanches in the Olympic National Park (Video by Critter)
April 09, 5:51pm

What about in the rain?
I'd be curious to know how this tent holds up in conditions like the Olympics or other wet climates. I'm thinking that the condensation might be worse, and the vestibules are not going to k...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
April 06, 9:06pm

cream of tartar, eh?
So, I could use a little of each, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar? I know I have some around here, somewhere, I used to use it for my yarn dyeing projects. Adding a little so...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1st attempt at making biscuits for the trail
April 06, 5:40pm

gums not present
Well, now that you mention it, Sarah, the King Arthur flour mix doesn't have gums in it, it cites a blend of rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, and brown rice flour. I wouldn't thi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1st attempt at making biscuits for the trail
April 06, 5:17pm

1st attempt at making biscuits for the trail
Eating gluten free has put a crimp in my trail lunches. None of the gluten free tortillas stands up to being wrapped around PBJ or anything else; they all rip, leaving me with stuff all over my han...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1st attempt at making biscuits for the trail
April 06, 4:19pm

Rain skirt?
I've been enjoying hiking in a skirt or a skirt + tights. I'm finding it very much more comfortable for moisture management than conventional zip-off nylon pants. Now I'm wondering, s...

In GEAR » Rain skirt?
April 03, 12:46pm

I will
I'll do that, Jen, as soon as I have access to a real keyboard. My screen keyboard is too difficult to type on.

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 29, 8:49pm

still love it
I've had it out now on several trips, with bear can and without, and I still really like it. Joe was able to rehab the frame, and works better now, no slipping. I plan to use it on all my trips...

In GEAR » Any women using the ZPacks Arc Blast?
March 29, 8:47pm

I haven't been to a doctor specifically. However, I am a veterinarian, I read radiographs every day, and I have radiographed that foot for an unrelated problem. I know there's no arthritis...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 28, 6:55pm

that is the question
That is my primary issue with the footbeds. Aren't your feet supposed to be able to achieve better form without an appliance of some sort?

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 27, 8:22pm

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