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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: The I used to be a member....
I really don't see what the purpose was of RS's original post. If you didn't renew, so what? Why tell us? It's about as pointless as someone posting, "I didn't have spaghet...

In Chaff » The I used to be a member but now I'm not celebration thread.
August 15, 1:31am

Re: Romney/Ryan 2012
I refuse to vote for someone who supports drilling every wilderness area for oil, to "end our dependence on foreign oil so we can have American oil" as Romeny said. I know exactly what th...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
August 15, 12:51am

Re: Dream Trips
Hi Ben - Oh, wow! What a trip that must have been! Those are gorgeous, gorgeous pics! Thanks for posting them. I should have enough in my pension to pay for a trip, but I need to drop some weigh...

In Chaff » Dream Trips
August 15, 12:47am

Dream Trips
Hi Everyone - I have a lot of dream trips - Alaska, Colorado Trail, John Muir Trail, Maroon Bells, and others too numerous to mention - but one that I think is at the top of my dream list is to ...

In Chaff » Dream Trips
August 11, 12:40am

Re: Re: Re: Tarptent Notch
Thanks Rob and everyone for the good wishes for my new tent! I'll let you all know how it does after I take it on its first trip. Can't wait!! Kathy

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch
August 11, 12:31am

Re: Tarptent Notch
Thanks so much, everyone, for all your responses. I'm glad to hear about the good quality of Tarptents, and how well the Notch does in the field. I really appreciate all the information. Re:...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch
August 09, 10:33pm

Tarptent Notch
I've pretty much decided on the Tarptent Notch for my new tent. I really like the two doors - a rarity on a solo tent - and the weight. Granted, it's not freestanding, but I've always s...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch
August 06, 5:11pm

Re:Outdoors Essays by Women
I can recommend yet another book: "Savage Summit: The Life and Death of the First Women of K2" by Jennifer Jordan. It gives biographies of the women who have summitted K2. Very good read.

In Chaff » Outdoors Essays by Women
July 07, 1:32am

Re: Outdoors Essays by Women
Re: Blum's "Annapurna." I have the hardcover edition which has color photographs. It's interesting to look at some of the gear and clothing they used back then. Several of the wom...

In Chaff » Outdoors Essays by Women
July 07, 12:25am

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

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