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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: Outdoors Essays by Women
Hi Jeffrey - Oh, yeah Arlene Blum's "Annapurna" is fantastic! I've also gotten hooked on Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series, featuring a law-enforcement ranger named Anna Pigeon...

In Chaff » Outdoors Essays by Women
July 07, 12:19am

Re:Outdoors Essays by Women
Hi Jeffrey - I'm sorry - I didn't mean to exclude the men. My apologies. I've read "The Solace of Open Spaces" and "Terra Incognita". Thank you for the other suggest...

In Chaff » Outdoors Essays by Women
July 04, 4:04pm

Classical Music Lovin' Ultralighters
Well, let's see: we have the punk rock lovin' ultralighters and the heavy metal lovin' ultralighters, so I thought I'd throw my two cents in and admit that I'm a classical music...

In Chaff » Classical Music Lovin' Ultralighters
July 03, 10:59pm

Outdoors Essays by Women
To my fellow lady backpackers: I'm always looking for good books about wilderness trips done by and written by women - especially solo trips (since I always go solo; I don't have any friend...

In Chaff » Outdoors Essays by Women
July 03, 10:35pm

Re: Offroading and Backpacking
I concede the necessity of a 4-wheel-drive vehicle to get to trailheads, especially in places like Utah and Nevada. However, what I don't like about offroading are the yahoos who just want to u...

In Chaff » Offroading and Backpacking
July 03, 10:29pm

Re: Saddened by the Wildfires
I read that there are investigations starting to determine if some of the fires were started by arsonists. It's heartbreaking enough when these fires are caused by lightning, but the thought of...

In Chaff » Saddened by the Wildfires
June 29, 1:39am

Re:Wildfires
Leigh - I hope your friends are safe and that they don't suffer any losses (or, at least, not too many). I've heard there are fires in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico (that might be out now) - ...

In Chaff » Saddened by the Wildfires
June 28, 4:57am

Re: Netting?
Steven - Ah yes, the good ol' Eureka Timberline, right? A classic. I have fond memories of a lot of camping trips with that tent. It stood up to some wicked thunderstorms, too. Really, not a ba...

In Chaff » New Indicator Species?
June 27, 11:26pm

Saddened by the Wildfires
Hi All - I'm saddened by all the wildfires out west. It seems the entire west is on fire! Saddened at the devastation, concerned about the firefighters fighting these blazes, heartbroken to ...

In Chaff » Saddened by the Wildfires
June 27, 11:23pm

Re: RE: To Dream the Impossible Dream?
Hi Heath - I'd forgotten about the Scarp 1 with the crossing poles. Thanks! Kathy

In GEAR » To Dream the Impossible Dream?
May 26, 10:58pm

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