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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.
My PDF Gear ListEarly Fall/Late Spring weekend list

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RE: bird
Douglas, Thanks for making my morning!!Always love to start the day off with a laugh!

In Chaff » What killed this hawk?
September 07, 5:27am

re:Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall
I'm fine with 10-12 miles. And I'd like to hike at least some, but open to what the group wants to do. Looks like-if profiles are correct-we've got two coming from the Dallas area, one ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall?
September 06, 4:55pm

RE: Mariposa owner
Thanks Logan, I agree and have decided to go with the Gorilla. I read Philip Werner's and Brian Green's reviews of the 2012 Gorilla and think it will be the best choice. I'm hoping it ...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa/Gorilla owner's
September 03, 4:13pm

re: Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall
I can do the 3rd weekend of Oct (20th), but not the 4th....already have a longstanding commitment,but that's just me...majority will decide. Actually could do just about any weekend but Oct. 26-28

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall?
September 03, 3:06pm

Thanks Ken that did it!
Thanks!

In Chaff » Why can't I get my gear list to change?
September 02, 4:50pm

Why can't I get my gear list to change?
I tried to update a new gear list in my profile....I chose the new list from my documents,it says I was successful, however when I open the newly titled list, the old gear list is there? Am I doing...

In Chaff » Why can't I get my gear list to change?
September 02, 4:41pm

re:GG Mariposa/Gorilla owner's
Thanks for the input guys, @Andy, actually I'm using a smaller Deuter 45 now...just updated my gear list :) I have considered going with the Gorilla for that very reason, especially since I...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa/Gorilla owner's
September 02, 4:38pm

GG Hipster
I've go one I use for a ditch kit. No way to get a liter of water in it, maybe a half liter,I don't have a .5 l to try, but then no room for anything else. Probably not a viable solution.

In GEAR » Fanny/Waist pack
September 02, 2:02pm

GG Mariposa/Gorilla owner's
I just found out that I won my choice of a GG pack through our local backpacking club! :) I was first considering the Mariposa. It's got more volume than I need, but my down could just have mor...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa/Gorilla owner's
September 02, 11:24am

pack wt
For me, #6 makes 1-5 possible :) I think the whole purpose of lightening up is so that you can attain maximum enjoyment out of all those things. A heavy pack would make it impossible for some to e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How important is pack weight to your overall experience?
August 31, 4:39am

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