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Kathy A Handyside (earlymusicus) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southeastern Michigan
About Me I'm getting back into backpacking after several years' hiatus. All my gear was circa 1979, so I've been gradually replacing it with lightweight new equipment. I will be retiring in 4 more years and then plan to do all the trails I've dreamed of doing. I also love xc-skiing and mt. biking. I plan to move to Oregon for retirement. Besides the outdoors, I love early and classical music;I play Baroque recorder and harpsichord. I'm a bookworm, I enjoy writing and quiet get-togethers with close friends.
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ORVs and Wilderness
I'm sorry I can't agree with the use of powered machines in the wilderness. I also think that rushing people along the trails diminishes the nature experience. Isn't there enough speed ...

In Editor's Roundtable » FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BACKPACKING LIGHT SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH OHV/ORV COMMUNITY TO PROMOTE MULTI-USE HARMONY IN AMERICAN WILDERNESS
March 31, 10:47pm

It's On My Life-List Now!
Thanks, Chris, for a beautiful photo essay! As my family heritage is Scottish, I especially loved seeing some of my ancestral homeland. By the way, do you or anyone here at B.P.L. know of a book...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Photo Essay
March 18, 10:59am

Wonderful Read!
Carol - I really enjoyed your story. Is Adak Island only for military personnel, or is it a place that civilians can go to? The picture you have of it is just beautiful. Thanks for a wonderful ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: Mother Nature Insisted I Go Light
February 13, 10:01pm

Inspirational!
Thanks, Jamie, for a great story! You are an inspiration to me, as I, too, am at a standstill in my life. Like you, I've been studying "Lightweight Backpacking and Camping" and making...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: My Journey into Lightweight Backpacking
February 03, 8:31pm

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