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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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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

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Coffee in your cathole
That marmot is screaming GIMME MORE CAFFEINE!!!

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 10:38am

Re: External Frame Backpack
If you are new to backpacking, you might try borrowing gear to make sure it's really what you want and to better figure out the details you really need. You might not be able to borrow the exte...

In GEAR » External Frame Backpack
June 09, 10:37am

Re: Sizing of Trail Runners
It's very common for long distance hikers to wear shoes 1 or 2 sizes "too big". And then tie them as loosely as possible. And maybe even remove the tongue (not many do this, but I'...

In GEAR » Sizing of Trail Runners
June 09, 7:05am

Coffee in your cathole
Seriously do you pick the corn out of your cathole? A small amount of coffee grounds is nothing. Take the coffee filter home, though. Don't put that in your cathole.

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 6:50am

Re: Disposing of coffee grounds
I think burying coffee grounds in your cathole would be fine, you know, done in non-sensitive areas. I work on a college campus and they actually use the coffee grounds and the coffee filters as mu...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 08, 6:05pm

Re: Re: Re: women wearing skirts
>Piper, if you don't have a blog already, "" is probably not taken. Ha ha. My next skirt is going to have a lot more fabric. Maybe even a detachable...

In GEAR » women wearing skirts
June 08, 6:02pm

Re: Via is the only way to go
Except that Via is expensive instant coffee in annoying individual-use packets. I have found instant coffee that is as good or better than Via for far less money. I can measure it how I want. I can...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 08, 8:56am

Re: women wearing skirts
I've hiked in a skirt, even part of the JMT in a skirt. I wore a Patagonia skirt I got in a thrift store. It wasn't wide enough to even walk up stairs so I cut a huge slit in the back and s...

In GEAR » women wearing skirts
June 08, 6:50am

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