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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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women's better
For a change, the women's model is better--full zip for better venting, and really light colors, including white. Plus, it is way lighter than most similar offerings I'm seeing, suggesting...

In GEAR » Montbell Cool Hoodie?
August 23, 10:12am

Most sites cause frustration
I have actually used most of these from one time to another. I do not find them friendly for recipes using real foods; most of them seem to be adapted to processed foods. One website didn't ha...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » calorie calculating website
August 19, 8:20pm

On my recent solo hike, I ditched the fabric cozy, brought a 900 ml pot and a 2 c Ziploc screw lid container, with a cozy. Definitely the 2 c was *not* large enough for the food. I did cook and e...

In GEAR » Which makes better sense for solo?
August 13, 9:32am

Need help?

In Gear Swap » FS: Sawyer Mini
August 10, 7:59pm

Yes, Katherine, you are right; it was indeed the White River. I have edited to correct the name. The river was muddy, but not the Muddy River!

In Post-Trip Reports » first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
August 10, 1:44pm

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. This was the first trip that I took that I felt deserved a write-up here on BPL. Other trips I've taken were pretty A->B. The Wonderland Trail was daunt...

In Post-Trip Reports » first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
August 09, 7:54pm

R-value of sleeping pad vs. subjective temp
I realize that there is going to be personal variability in this question, but is there any situation where one can have a sleeping pad with *too* high an R-value? I have 2 pads with an R-value of...

In GEAR » R-value of sleeping pad vs. subjective temp
August 09, 3:54pm

calorie calculating website
What website, app or program do people like to use for calculating calories? I make most of my meals, instead of using pre-packaged, and I would like to know what my calories/ounce are. Mostly I ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » calorie calculating website
August 09, 1:58pm

Google Photos
Does anyone use Google Photos? Is there a way to make a caption on it, or do you have to do all that on your computer/tablet, then upload it? I have Picasa on my big PC, and used to do captions th...

In Photography » app or program to edit photos
August 09, 10:34am

Sandy River
Wow, Malto, much more snow on the peak, too, as well as more water over the falls. I'm glad I did it this year, I think the crossings would have been much more hairy. Would have been more plac...

In Post-Trip Reports » first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
August 09, 10:30am

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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