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Piper S. (sbhikes) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
About Me I hiked 3000 miles of the PCT over 2008 and 2009, about half the trail each time. I now hike in the backcountry of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. I'm a Trail Ambassador for Gossamer Gear.
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Re: How light is light?
You mentioned your toothbrush still has a full handle. I once went through every piece of gear I had and tried to figure out a way to make it lighter somehow. So, my travel toothbrush lacks the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 10, 11:39am

Re: Torso vs. full length pad
I've been using a 3/4 length pad mostly because that's the most pad that I can carry that takes up the least amount of space. I use a z-rest. Sometimes if my feet/lower legs are a little co...

In GEAR » Torso vs. full length pad
June 23, 12:46pm

Re: You guys are the best
For me I have found that nothing is warmer than down. There's just something about down that feels so nice and toasty that other fabrics lack for whatever reason. I always feel freezing hot in ...

In GEAR » Need help with women's layering for warmth
June 23, 12:41pm

Where should I go?
July 4th weekend. Where should I go? I'm in So Cal so the whole weekend can't be taken up with driving. I could probably pad the weekend with an extra day. Too hot in the Los Padres. To...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where should I go?
June 23, 12:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Giving back
Or I can just not donate and not have to live my life like that.

In Philosophy & Technique » Giving back
June 21, 12:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Giving back
It seems to me that if you donate to one organization you get put on a list that is then sold to other similar organizations. Because I joined the PCTA, I now get solicitations from the American Hi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Giving back
June 20, 6:10pm

Re: "Giving back"
I donate to the PCTA. I maintain a website about local trails and on it I post Volunteer Wilderness Ranger reports. These reports are sent to me by a local ranger and feature volunteers who have...

In Philosophy & Technique » Giving back
June 19, 7:53pm

Walked right on by the trail to Taboose Pass and Bench Lake. I'd heard Bench lake is nice. It is very nice, and BIG! Thanks for posting these pictures.

In Post-Trip Reports » Bench Lake via Taboose Pass-KCNP 6/9-12
June 19, 6:08pm

Re: Sunday Blues
Thing is my job is really low stress and recently I moved from an isolated office with absolutely nothing to do to a way more friendly office where I feel like part of a team. The only thing bad ab...

In Post-Trip Reports » Post trip re-entry
June 19, 7:10am

Post trip re-entry
I went to the PCT/JMT last week. Only 7 days but I lost track of time and the day of week, I was totally in the moment all the time. I hung out with thru-hikers. Great weather, no bugs. It was wond...

In Post-Trip Reports » Post trip re-entry
June 18, 5:01pm

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