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Kathy A Handyside (earlymusicus) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southeastern Michigan
About Me I'm getting back into backpacking after several years' hiatus. All my gear was circa 1979, so I've been gradually replacing it with lightweight new equipment. I will be retiring in 4 more years and then plan to do all the trails I've dreamed of doing. I also love xc-skiing and mt. biking. I plan to move to Oregon for retirement. Besides the outdoors, I love early and classical music;I play Baroque recorder and harpsichord. I'm a bookworm, I enjoy writing and quiet get-togethers with close friends.
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Re: Multifunction Watches
Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. Very much appreciated. I'd heard a lot of good things about the Suunto watches. I'll check out the ones you've suggested. Thanks again!

In GEAR » Multifunction Watches
November 10, 7:46pm

Re: Re: Backpacking in Nevada
Nick - these are beautiful trip reports! Thanks for sharing the links. Your photos are great. The area reminded me a lot of Canyonlands. I really enjoyed your reports. I can't wait to check out...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
November 09, 9:14am

Re: Backpacking in Nevada
Thanks, Bruce. I'm really fascinated by petroglyphs. When I took my Outward Bound course in Canyonlands, we came across a lot petroglyphs. Amazing when you think how long they've lasted.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
November 09, 9:05am

Re: Backpacking in Nevada
Thanks so much, James. I was reading about the Elko area and it sounded great. I'll definitely get in touch if I have any questions.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
November 09, 9:02am

Backpacking in Nevada
Thanks so much, guys, for the great information. Nevada has so much beauty! And I originally thought of it as just empty desert where the military blew up bombs! Silly me, I know. I am definitel...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
November 09, 8:59am

Multifunction Watches
I'd really like to get a multifunction watch with compass, altimeter, barometer and thermometer (and the usual date, time, alarm). I've never had one before but would like to get one for fu...

In GEAR » Multifunction Watches
November 09, 8:50am

Re: Depression and Wilderness
Thank you, Cameron, for a wonderful article! As a person who has been diagnosed with clinical depression, I can attest to the truth of how getting out in nature can help so much. I am on medication...

In Editor's Roundtable » Depression and Wilderness
November 09, 8:42am

Re: Backpacking in Nevada
Thanks, Nick!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
November 03, 1:54am

Re: "Backpacking in Nevada"
Thanks, Nick! I'll check out your trip reports. Looking through the book on backpacking Nevada, there really is a lot of variety in the state. I hope to do some trips there soon.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
October 30, 7:43pm

Backpacking in Nevada
Hi Everyone - A bit background before my question. My neighbor has a sister who lives in Mesquite, NV. My neighbor was telling me how beautiful the state is and that there are a lot of great hiking...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
October 30, 5:43pm

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