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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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SOLD FS: DeFeet Duragloves size L
Charcoal, 12.00 incl. shp &PP CONUS. Never worn. IMO they run small, but I have big hands for a woman. They are too long for me, but a little too snug.

In Gear Swap » FS: DeFeet Duragloves size L
December 10, 5:39am

hammocks
Peter, You might want to check out Hammock Forums.com While there are a number of backpackers on that forum, there are also a lot of car campers and others that aren't as obsessed with weight...

In Hammocks » Most comfortable hammock - weight irrelevant
December 07, 4:07am

RE: poles
+1 "Poles can be a great help on both uphill and downhill."

In GEAR » Protecting a backpack?
December 05, 4:12am

womens packs
Chris, I don't have any experience carrying a bear bag, but has she tried a Deuter? Supportive and comfortable. Not UL, but a few are under 3 lbs. REI carries some of them.

In GEAR » Womens Pack for ~30 lbs Loads
December 04, 5:34pm

blazes
Good thoughts Luke, thanks.

In Chaff » Painting over trail blazes?
December 01, 4:03pm

re: paint/trees
Ken, Mostly oak/hickory,but some pines as well. With the flat blk/grey, pines will be an issue, lots of rusty brown...undercoating....hmmmm, interesting...is it latex? Craig, I like that idea.

In Chaff » Painting over trail blazes?
December 01, 12:59pm

Painting over trail blazes?
I didn't know where to put this....Someone went into a local wilderness area and blazed a bunch of the trail with bright yellow (possibly oil based) paint. There are a few of us that are under ...

In Chaff » Painting over trail blazes?
December 01, 7:06am

re:Solo in the Desert Pt 1 - Coyote Gulch
Great report Paul, Southern UT is on my wish list! Thanks for sharing; your trip reports are one of the highlights of this forum.

In Post-Trip Reports » Solo in the Desert Pt 1 - Coyote Gulch
November 27, 4:05am

Puffys for Puppies
"9.8 lbs of hiking fury" lol, she is too cute. Awesome job Konrad, both for the jacket and for giving her what is undoubtedly a wonderful life, not to mention a very chic winter look :-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Puffys for Puppies
November 26, 5:39pm

re: A Nostalgic Hike with Chuckawalla Bill
Your subject title caught my attention, having read the book. Enjoyed your story and will check out the others,as I always love to hear from other "seasoned" hikers; gives me inspiration....

In Post-Trip Reports » A Nostalgic Hike with Chuckawalla Bill
November 26, 4:03am

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