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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: "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

Re: Re: favorite stakes
I like shepherd hook stakes with long hooks on the corners. They won't spin in the wind if you can bury them all the way. Then I like some Y-shaped stakes for the front and back. These seem to ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
June 18, 4:55pm

Re: RE:What headlamp do you use
No matter how good or bad the light I have I always just end up feeling around in the dark. I don't do any night hiking.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
June 18, 4:48pm

Re: Creative way you dropped 1oz
"I find it amusing that several suggested having a pee or a dump before taking off , to lighten the load, yet it is then suggested taking a drink as if that water weight magically disappears o...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
June 18, 4:46pm

Re: dehydrating meat for resupply buckets?
I have had good luck putting either chicken breasts or pork tenderloins in the slow cooker, then pulling it apart into shredded meat and dehydrating it. I can eat this stuff no-cook, simply rehydra...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dehydrating meat for resupply buckets?
June 18, 4:43pm

Re: Re: Making Dehydrated Puréed Banana For The Trail
The plantains came out really well. They are sort of like a cracker. I might just leave it as a cracker rather than turn it into a powder.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Making Dehydrated Puréed Banana For The Trail
June 17, 4:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Backpacking solo
"So Piper, are you taking applications for a new boyfriend now?" I'm hoping it was just the altitude talking. Otherwise I think I'm done with boyfriends. "then spend th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
June 17, 4:40pm

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