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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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StateCA
CountryUSA
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Re: Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
My boyfriend is on his second pair of Costco poles. The first pair broke. To be fair, he also broke his Gossamer Gear poles.

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
June 18, 12:20pm

Re: lightest camp shoes
I have hiked many hundreds of miles, including portions of the JMT, wearing Chaco sandals as my hiking shoes. No need for camp shoes when you're already wearing them. Chacos feel like strap on ...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 17, 6:38am

Re: Not necessarily better
I got a ULA Relay for $40 at the PCT kickoff and a GG G4 for $80 when it was on sale several years ago. Not cheaper but at least made by locals. I've since sold the G4 for nothing but I think t...

In GEAR » 35L Ultralight Pack for $30 - First Impressions
June 13, 1:43pm

Re: Re: A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
She said she didn't really get into much poison oak. Raspberries and wild roses were another story though. That's mainly what scratched up her legs. She hasn't gotten into the Big Sur s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
June 12, 7:27pm

A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
There's a young lady who is about to become the first to thru-hike a new trail. The trail is the Condor Trail, which doesn't actually completely exist. Not that this was a deterrent from th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new first on a new thru-hiking "trail"
June 12, 12:02pm

Re: where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????
You could try washing them in woolite. My friend used to own a t-shirt shop and she warned everyone who bought her shirts not to wash them in woolite because it dissolves the cotton t-shirts. Perha...

In GEAR » where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????
June 12, 11:55am

Re: Chair suspended by trees?
We have a hammock chair in the yard. Don't disregard the possibility you can sleep in it. My man sleeps in it all the time. Pretends to read.

In GEAR » Chair suspended by trees?
June 12, 7:54am

Re: Just got a 2015 Houdini
I have a Houdini from 2008 or 9. I think it was the very first model. No little breast pocket and weird foam stoppers for the tiny little elastic cords in the hood. You can blow air through it, but...

In GEAR » "Old" Houdini 10 or 15 Denier Fabric? Has Patagonia changed it again?
June 10, 6:01pm

Re: Ultralight Coffee Options
> Its more about the act of producing a damn good cuppa at 11000 feet. I get that totally. My opinion is that if a damn good cuppa is what you're after, forget ultralight. Bring a french ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 10, 9:48am

Re: Re: Sizing of Trail Runners
I wore Darn Tough relatively thick socks a couple weeks ago on a backpack trip and ended up on the verge of ball-of-foot blisters because they were too hot and sweaty on my feet. I ended up hiking ...

In GEAR » Sizing of Trail Runners
June 10, 9:37am

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