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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: Whiz Freedom
REI carries them also+called Freshette Cheers LV

In GEAR » Let's talk about the whiz freedom
April 22, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: PCT - Barker Pass to Sierra City
Jeremy, Thanks for posting your trip report and beautiful photos. Happy to hear your knee recovered from your previous injury. Sounds and looks like your hike was most enjoyable. LV

In Photo Gallery » PCT - Barker Pass to Sierra City
February 16, 2:07pm

Re: My first sub 5lb trip!
JT Croteau I'm 6' tall and weigh 210lb. Joe @ Zpacks built me a Blast32 with 4.5" spacing between the shoulder straps. The pack feels and fits much better IMHO, than my wife's Zpa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My first sub 5 lb trip!
February 10, 12:42pm

Re: Pack Help Questions
Hi Jed, I have carried 18-20 lb loads with the Zpack. I do think it will easily handle heavier loads comfortably as well. I should throw in some heavy items to check it out officially. ...

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
February 07, 1:50pm

Trekking in the Buff
The ultimate light hiker. 01/29/2009 01:20 PM TREKKING IN THE BUFF Switzerland Plans to Fine Naked Hikers Some hikers prefer to enjoy mountain vistas in nothing but a pair of sensibl...

In On the Web » Trekking in the Buff
January 30, 9:43am

Re: BPLers GGG: Point Reyes, CA
Tony: Great photos and synopsis of the Pt Reyes Trip. So much gear to drool over. Looking forward to the next installment. LV

In Photo Gallery » BPLers GGG: Point Reyes, CA
January 28, 9:47pm

Re: Avatar Contest!
Thanks Sam, I do have Photoshop and found the animation box. Instructions are minimal, will check out the Adobe site for a "how to". LV

In Chaff » Avatar Contsest!
January 27, 7:41am

Re: Re: Re: avatars
Allison, Thanks for the info. I'll do some googling :) LV

In Chaff » Avatar Contsest!
January 22, 1:55pm

Re: avatars
I wanna play. Have never worked with animation and it looks like fun. What do I need to create a moving avatar? What does everyone else use? Any and all suggestions welcome. LV

In Chaff » Avatar Contsest!
January 21, 9:16pm

Re: Ron Help me with my Backpacking & Marital Life!
Well Tony, I was going to suggest you model your rain chaps for Pat...just the chaps...nothing more...just the chaps...and her, in her new Cuben Fiber negligee...should do the trick. I'm sur...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ron Help me with my Backpacking & Marital Life!
January 20, 5:32pm

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