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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western Washington
About Me I started backpacking again in 2008, after a long hiatus---I haven't been since I was a kid. Loving learning about a different way to hike---backpacking was no fun when I was a teen-ager, stuff was too heavy! Completed my dream of hiking the Wonderland Trail in 2010, now onto more hikes in the Cascades and Olympics.

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All Forum Posts by Diane Pinkers

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backpacking Oregon
Last year my boyfriend and I hiked a 50 mile loop around the Sisters, and loved it. I've been wanting to do the Timberline Trail around Mt. Hood, but it is a little short for my vacation at onl...

In Pre-Trip Planning » backpacking Oregon
June 07, 9:32pm

best skirt
I have started wearing the Purple Rain Hiking skirt, made by a thru-hiker specifically for female hikers, available on Etsy. Under it I wear spandex running shorts, usually commando. The pockets ...

In GEAR » women wearing skirts
June 07, 9:02pm

If you don't want to sew
Then check out the Purple Rain skirt on Etsy. Made by a through hiker, comfortable waistband and BIG pockets. In the summer, I wear the skirt, with leopard running shorts for chafe protection. A...

In GEAR » I have not found a good solution for this problem
June 01, 9:51am

Re: Leopard print tights solution
Well, I wouldn't say that, Jeff. I hike in the PNW and don't have to worry about things thorny and pokey. I'm not sure how well they would hold up in Piper's situation, at least wi...

In GEAR » I have not found a good solution for this problem
May 31, 9:50am

Leopard print tights
That's right, Doug, leopard print running tights. I ditched the zip-off pants after a misty backpack trip in Mt. Rainier park left me damp for days. I find the tights breathe better. Leopard be...

In GEAR » I have not found a good solution for this problem
May 29, 8:10am

zpacks gaiters
On my size 10.5 Altra Lone Peaks, the Zpacks gaiters are long enough in the toe that I had to sew a toe loop on my shoes. Totally covers the laces, though.

In GEAR » I have not found a good solution for this problem
May 29, 7:13am

check Gossamer Gear site
I'm pretty sure that Will Rietveld had an article several years ago on modifying the white onesie to make rain gear.

In GEAR » WPB rain suit for $20 ;)
May 24, 8:25pm

Bombproof and 6 ounces are not likely to exist together. Is your rain shell going to live in your pack, and only rarely get taken out? Then the 6 ounces may be more important. Will you be hiking f...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket Help: Precip or Helium
May 22, 6:53am

Go Helium
I was fed up with the Precip. They wet out quickly, and the ones I had delaminated too. The Essence has been better, but OR's customer service is way better. I haven't used the Helium but i...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket Help: Precip or Helium
May 20, 8:24pm

Caldera Cone + pot sets for sale
I have two Caldera Cone sets I'd like to move. $30 Caldera Cone 2 qt AGG Aluminum Pot--comes with alcohol stove, cone and cone caddy that can double as bowl and mug AND pot, cozy and neopr...

In Gear Swap » Caldera Cone + pot sets for sale
May 17, 2:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Diane Pinkers

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Montbell Outpace Parka
The Outpace Parka is a decent jacket, but it has some design details that could be better. It sheds rain really well. It is pretty light and packable. Its breathability seems to be fairly good, alth...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 11:54am