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Leigh Baker (leighb) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northeast Texas Pineywoods
About Me Nearly 60,but in better shape than at 40! Always hiked, love the outdoors and nature. Started backpacking just over 3 yrs. ago,fortunately began UL thanks to BPL. Also an avid paddler,and special education teacher.
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I think it's great you're teaching your young girls. When I was growing up it wasn't common even to be taught them in girl scouts, at least not the troops I was in. I've become prof...

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 16, 4:08pm

I agree the Pecos would be a good choice. It's about as close as you can get to decent elevation, and therefore a break from the heat. AR IMO would be brutal in Aug.

In Pre-Trip Planning » August backpacking, <12 hrs driving from Dallas
April 14, 6:56pm

Ike and Ide
Great story guys!

In Post-Trip Reports » A long anticipated meeting on the Black Forest Trail
April 11, 6:24pm

Exped pack
Interesting, I see they make a women's 45. I have a lumbar disc issue, and as long as everything gets transferred to my hips, it doesn't bother me. I've been pretty happy with my Deute...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
April 05, 4:49am

re:"A Snowy "Epic" in Grayson Highlands a.k.a Two Idiot Brothers on a Trip"
Great report Luke, thanks for sharing! Grayson is an area I really want to get to someday. I laughed out loud when I read your "don't tell mom category." It brought back one in part...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Snowy "Epic" in Grayson Highlands a.k.a Two Idiot Brothers on a Trip
March 30, 9:56am

pump sack
@Konrad "Too bad the pump sack sucks royally." Yes it truly does, I tried it a couple times then bought an instaflator. I sleep really cold and the last thing I need is cold condensation...

In GEAR » XTherm: use the included pump sack or lungs?
March 30, 8:54am

Thanks for the laughs gentlemen, this thread made my day! Some really nice knives....and cutlery, lol, good reads, and some very nice vintages as well!

In GEAR » It's Just So Cute!!!
March 29, 5:55pm

re: "Blackbeard & Destroyer's 2012 PCT Thru Hike... The Movie!"
Simply incredible; so well done! Thanks for allowing me to hike vicariously!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blackbeard & Destroyer's 2012 PCT Thru Hike... The Movie!
March 28, 7:23pm

re: sl, thank you Brendan
"Moral, for the umpteenth time this thread: use what fits your conditions" says it all....

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Light"
March 01, 6:14pm

"Into a land of rock and ice"
Simply breathtaking Ike, Thanks for sharing! @ Andrew +1 "There's something special about seeing a familiar place in unfamiliar conditions."

In Post-Trip Reports » Into a land of rock and ice
February 13, 6:16pm

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