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Linda Vassallo (eastbayhiker) - BPL Guest

My Locale Eastbay
About Me Returned eight years ago to backpacking after a 35 year hiatus. That first loaded pack weighed 30 lbs (total) and that was my day pack!. After several years of tweeking my pack load I have been able to reduce the weight that I carry. My base weight is now 8-10 lbs depending on the type of trip
CitySan Ramon
StateCA
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Re: Re: Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
Thank you Tony for the kudos. I really enjoyed working on this report. Loved reliving the trip. This trip was indeed an experience and adventure and I'm so happy you and Cameron could shar...

In Photo Gallery » Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
March 22, 4:54pm

Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
Hiking Dates: 8-21-09/8-22-09 Map: Tom Harrison Mt. Whitney Zone Temps: Low 30's to high 60's Beginning elevation (Portal): 8,635 ft Summit: 14,500 +/_ depending on source Plan: Day...

In Photo Gallery » Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
March 21, 4:20pm

Re: advice on poncho tarp/shelter
Hi Lisa. I used the Gatewood Cape this passed summer. I cannot speak highly enough of its quality and versatility. When wearing as a cape I hitch it up with the attached loops and snaps-that...

In GEAR » advice on poncho tarp/shelter
February 12, 12:27pm

TRT Photos
Tony, Looking forward to the rest of the tale and photos. A great hike!

In Photo Gallery » Tahoe Rim Trail
December 28, 10:22am

Ugly Mugs
Good to put faces with names. Hope to meet you on the trails. Atop Brokoff Mountain, Lassen National Park Here's three for one. Tony, Cameron, me at Mt Whitney, 2009

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 23, 5:53pm

Re: Re: ul creatures
Mike: Great macro of the fly. Wonderful detail

In Photo Gallery » UL Creatures
November 28, 7:33pm

Re: Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River, Yosemite National Park, California
Larry: Beautiful trip and photos. Several years ago I did a day hike to Waterwheel Falls. My husband and I would like to return. The canyon is one of my favorites. Enjoyed looking at all the ph...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River, Yosemite National Park, California
November 26, 9:19pm

Re: Are cuben fiber packs and tarps holding up?
Brett, My Cuben ZPack has held up well in it's first season. It is sturdy and has held up to some bushwhacking in thick thorny brush (no tears noted) and was used on two trips this summer. I...

In GEAR » Are cuben fiber packs and tarps holding up?
November 15, 1:30pm

Re: My Best Gear Ever
1. Gatewood Cape 2. ZPack Blast3200 3. Montbell Windshirt

In GEAR » You Tell Me...What is the Best Gear Ever???
November 10, 3:27pm

Re: Re: Re: More California bear canister packing woes...
Hi Jeff, I'm using the NeoAir (20x66) which I fold flat to fit at the back of the pack. My mummy bag (in a stuff sack) is at the bottom with the Bear Vault on top of it. Everything else is p...

In GEAR » More California bear canister packing woes...
November 07, 2:10pm

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