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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: Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
This is brilliant. I have some of these silicone baking cups and I have never used them. Now I must go backpacking just so I can make a muffin and make everybody jealous!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
August 28, 9:58am

Re: Re: Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
For me it's any kind of bars. I find I can't stand spicy food on hikes as well as I can normally. But if my food is too bland that gets really depressing. At least let it be salty. I ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 28, 9:56am

Re: Re: Great Advice ITT
> just guessing, but I think Piper was describing her last hike with her boyfriend Possibly

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 27, 9:09am

Re: Back-at-the-car checklist?
We store our poles in the back of the SUV so it's not hard to remember them since putting them in the back is putting them away. Also, it's much like how I learned on the PCT to never leave...

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 27, 9:03am

Re: Light my fire
Thanks for your offer on the shirts, David. I think that my boyfriend has already ordered one. Maybe I'll check out a local surf shop. As for the clothing thing, I actually wear the same clo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 27, 9:00am

Re: Re: Traveling light
What kind of clothing? I'm not used to humidity. What will dry fast if I wash it in the sink or does it matter to wear damp clothing? Also, what do you think about preventing sunburn while s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 26, 12:38pm

Re: Last Glacier NP Checklist Questions
We had really good luck with a female ranger at Many Glacier. I presume it doesn't hurt to ask if you can change your itinerary. If you can't get a better one, you may just add a day at the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Last Glacier NP Checklist Questions
August 26, 12:35pm

Re: Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
As a woman who DOES like long backpack trips, you can kill the experience if you: - Act like a whiny baby when you don't get your way - Have a lot of physical problems to complain about - ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 26, 12:32pm

Re: Hiking Distance Estimates
In the Los Padres where trails are sometimes so bad you slow to 1 mile an hour, what we do is we plan to have alternative destinations. We'll try to make it to some place and have back-up plans...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Distance Estimates
August 26, 12:25pm

Re: Re: Traveling light
Yeah, that's what I was thinking: I'm not going to the moon. I'm going to Kauai. I'm not even going backpacking, just day hiking, maybe camping. I figured I'd bring barely anyth...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 22, 7:56pm

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