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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Lifetime 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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first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
I just returned from a 5 day backpacking trip around Mt. Hood, Oregon, on the Timberline Trail. Usually I go with my boyfriend, or another friend, but for one reason or another, no one was availabl...

In Post-Trip Reports » first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
August 08, 9:29pm

app or program to edit photos
I am doing very basic photography with a Canon point-and-shoot, then uploading to the web to share with family and friends. Once in a while, I'd like to draw on a photo, place an arrow, circle...

In Photography » app or program to edit photos
August 08, 5:32pm

I have a 2 cup ziploc screw top container, with Reflectix cozy. I usually use 1 1/4 cups water to rehydrate dinners. Container too small? I would like something large enough to put my mug into.

In GEAR » Which makes better sense for solo?
August 02, 11:13am

I totally lied!
Both the Photon and the Cyclops Micro light use the 2016 button batteries. Much more convenient than carrying separate spares.

In GEAR » Best backup light source
August 02, 11:09am

Which makes better sense for solo?
I am about to embark on my first solo multi-day hike. Normally, I FBC with a 3/4 ounce fabric cozy, but end up carrying out wet trashed ziploc bags. I am contemplating carrying a 2 ounce screw-top...

In GEAR » Which makes better sense for solo?
August 02, 8:51am

From local hardware store
I picked up this light at my local hardware store for $6. It is surprisingly bright for its size, weighs nothing, and doesn't block the view. Only problem is that it needs different coin batt...

In GEAR » Best backup light source
August 01, 6:56am

sports ear buds
I have searched on earbuds, and the last thread is 2 years out of date. With how things change in tech stuff, that's quite a bit. I personally don't listen on earbuds while hiking, but I ...

In GEAR » sports ear buds
July 31, 7:50pm

New shoes
I know exactly what you are talking about. I slid and ended up on my butt this week-end, have a fantastic bruise. Altra beefed up the tread on the new Lone Peaks 2.5's. I just ordered a pair...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking down steep inclines
July 21, 7:23am

Hardly a problem this year!
I've been wearing the Lone peaks for a year now, and at least this season, it's been so dry, no worries! I have been eyeballing the new Lone Peaks with the waterproof material, and I might ...

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
July 12, 10:25pm

Wow, thanks!
Thanks, Dan! That's awfully nice of you, once again. If you ever need tiny dropper bottles and 3 cc syringes with a funnel tip to fill them for hiking, let me know. That's something I have...

In Philosophy & Technique » Field Testing Dry Baking
July 12, 6:57pm

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