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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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FB great for duo hiking
I like the FB method for cooking for 2. I'm gluten and dairy intolerant, my boyfriend is not. I make all our food, and can create gluten-free, dairy-free for me, and regular trashy food for hi...

In GEAR » Freezer bag cooking vs. pot cooking - weight of boil-in-bag bags?
May 04, 7:12pm

Spider Meadows/Lyman Lake/Buck Creek
Mary, I'm looking at the Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Glacier Wilderness Map, and I'm having trouble seeing this as a loop. The trail to Spider Meadows just ends near Spider Glacier. There&#...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2 week backpack trip in North Cascades
May 02, 6:39am

Holden/Pacific Crest Trail/Sahalee/Stehekin
I haven't sat down and figured out the mileages or days yet, but here's a route I'm tentatively considering, that works out to a loop, for the vehicle anyway. Take the boat up the lake...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2 week backpack trip in North Cascades
May 01, 1:13pm

New Trent
I've been using a New Trent 5000mAh pack, bought off Amazon. Haven't used it under thru hike conditions, but it's worked well, powers my iPod, motorola (non-smart) phone, external spea...

In GEAR » ADVICE: Best Lightweight Battery Brick for PCT Thru-Hike = Mophie vs. others (RAVpower, Xuma, etc.)
April 29, 2:00pm

Glacier Peak access
With the Suiattle River Road washed out, how are folks accessing the Glacier Peak Wilderness area, specifically right around Glacier Peak itself?

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2 week backpack trip in North Cascades
April 29, 1:16pm

walk-in
If we were just trying to go for a few days, I would go that route. We had an eleven day itinerary worked out, and the chances of being able to get a full circuit seems doubful at best. I'm a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2 week backpack trip in North Cascades
April 28, 5:49pm

I did it!
I went ahead today and shortened a Neoair large. Knocked about a foot off the length, and nearly 3 ounces in weight. Seems to be holding air well, I laid on it for about 15 minutes and didn't...

In GEAR » Can you shorten a Neoair?
April 28, 5:12pm

I'm an idiot
I forgot that I had that Trekking Washington book; it got shoved to the back of the book shelf, behind all the day hiking books! The loop around Glacier Peak looks intriguing. Don't know that...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2 week backpack trip in North Cascades
April 27, 6:54am

wow!
Now, that's ambitious! I've wanted to thru hike the Pacific Northwest Trail, have read Chris Townsend's book Razor Clams and Grizzly Bears, I'll check out that section. Keep ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2 week backpack trip in North Cascades
April 25, 2:03pm

2 week backpack trip in North Cascades
I have the last 2 weeks of August off, free to backpack. I got turned down for my Wonderland Trail itinerary, so I'm looking around for other long loops to go play on. I've never backpacke...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2 week backpack trip in North Cascades
April 25, 1:40pm

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