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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.
CitySanta Barbara
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://santabarbarahikes.com
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Re: "rehabbing flat feet"
Well, having presbyopia, I think my glasses ARE a crutch to some extent.

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
June 17, 4:35pm

Re: rehabbing flat feet
I have never understood why flat feet are a problem. Does it hurt? My boyfriend has flat feet and he can hike all day long. I've never heard him complain about his arches hurting or anything. B...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
June 16, 9:16pm

Re: Backpacking solo
I hiked the whole PCT solo, in multiple sections. I enjoyed it a lot. I felt like I could pay more attention to every little thing. When I sometimes hiked with others, I would realize that whole ch...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
June 16, 8:55pm

Re: Re: Fire restrictions up north here already
I just got back from SEKI and the PCT and the ranger said nothing about no alcohol stoves. He did mention a number of campsites where fires weren't allowed, such as Rae Lakes. I went stoveless ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire restrictions up north here already
June 16, 8:03pm

Re: Waterproofing the pack?
ZPacks makes cuben fiber pack covers. I bring a pack cover (a cheap silnylon one I got from a local outfitter) and I keep my fluffy and warm stuff inside a trash compactor bag. I figure with the pa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Waterproofing the pack?
June 16, 7:59pm

Re: It's the shoes - I think
Where is this magic REI where people actually know about the PCT and about how to properly buy big shoes for hiking?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to stop toenail loss?
June 16, 7:55pm

Re: Re: Re: How to stop toenail loss?
Could mean you need bigger shoes or it could mean you need deeper shoes. I have a pair of men's size 8 Keen hiking shoes and just because there is a seam right where my big toe is I lose my toe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to stop toenail loss?
June 15, 2:35pm

Re: New guy..
A really long hike will cure you of this gear acquisition thing though. After a while, gear is just gear. What's more fun is figuring out how to make gear out of trash.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New guy introduction
June 15, 7:22am

Re: "Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous"
I did make a full trip report on my own website. I don't usually promote my website, but here is a link: Trail Pass to Bishop Pass.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous
June 15, 7:20am

Re: Making Dehydrated Puréed Banana For The Trail
This is awesome. I'm trying it right now with plantains. I'm always looking for new and different starchy things to put in my homemade meals. The nice thing about plantains (ripe ones anywa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Making Dehydrated Puréed Banana For The Trail
June 14, 10:11pm

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