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Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Trail Divas on 06/08/2007 11:03:23 MDT Print View

I am slowly working on a new website. I hope that it will be looking good in a couple weeks. For now, I am working on getting the Dayhiking and Links sections done first. Backpacking will come after that.
The basis of the site is for women. Eventually we are going to do a section on helping women meet other women for finding hiking partners.
http://www.traildivas.com/index.htm

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Trail femmes on 06/08/2007 11:09:22 MDT Print View

Will gender verification tests be performed on it's participants?
:-P

Really, good luck w/ the site!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Trail femmes on 06/08/2007 12:29:27 MDT Print View

Nope ;-)
Guys are welcome....down the road as it gets more full of content, it might stop the "what pack do I buy my girlfriend?" question that always shows up ;-)

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Trail Divas on 06/08/2007 12:32:25 MDT Print View

> ..."what pack do I buy my girlfriend?"

I was pleased to find out soon after meeting my girlfriend that her (and even her parent's) all practice lightweight backpacking! I have a great photo of all of us in the typical holding up our packs with one hand pose. The three of them all have Granite Gear Virgas (even in hte same shade of brown) and then there's me, the odd man out, with my ULA Conduit.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Trail Divas on 06/08/2007 13:25:54 MDT Print View

Sounds like a perfect match ;-) Hehheh!

Richard Matthews
(food) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Ralationship advice on 06/08/2007 13:55:33 MDT Print View

Sam,

You should close the deal. It does not get much better.

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
UL relationships on 06/08/2007 15:58:15 MDT Print View

I can just see future UL Backpacker dating personals on one of these sites----
"S to M GG Mariposa seeks stable L ULA Catalyst for weekend fastpacking trips and future long term thruhike. Must be interested in possible acquisition of future G6 Uberlights...."

:-D>

Edited by kdesign on 06/08/2007 16:00:15 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: UL relationships on 06/08/2007 16:23:26 MDT Print View

I met my husband thru the forums over on BP.com in 2002. He lived on the East Coast, I on the West Coast. He moved out West, and when we first met and started hiking together, I got an eyeful (and earful) of why I should go light.
In the years that have gone by, our hiking club has always had more women than men, and a number of relationships have come out of it. One of them is getting married in a couple months also :-D And in that time, going light in our group has gone from the couple fruitcakes to pretty much everyone shedding gear. So it is kind of cool: the guys join up, and meet women who are already far ahead of the curve!

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Trail Divas on 06/08/2007 16:40:32 MDT Print View

I still get lots of comments like "why do you do this?" but after a few minutes they're typically followed by "how can I do that?"

The first time I met my girlfriend's parent we did an overnight backpacking trip along the Superior Hiking Trail. Her dad is a bit of a gear head and he and I talked each other's ears off the whole weekend. It was great. Here's the photo I spoke of earlier.

Ultralight Family

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
That is about the coolest Photo! on 06/08/2007 17:46:17 MDT Print View

Count yourself very lucky ;-)

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Women only on 06/08/2007 19:22:14 MDT Print View

Sarah, I have a lot of friends that are women and some male friends that behave in like manner. Do I qualify ?

Sam
If you don't marry that woman soon, I will apply for the privilege.
Franco

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Women only on 06/08/2007 19:25:38 MDT Print View

Yep, Sam's a lucky guy...

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Trail Divas on 06/08/2007 19:27:42 MDT Print View

Sarah,
Backpacking dating sevice?
Right on!
Sign me up...

Good luck with the site.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
TRAIL DIVAS on 06/09/2007 13:27:38 MDT Print View

Thank you all for the great comments. My gal looks at BPL once in awhile (she's into the MYOG stuff) and I'm sure she'll be ecstatic to hear all the good things everyone has to say.

- sam_h

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Sam's new avatar on 06/09/2007 13:47:02 MDT Print View

awwww. :-)>

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Trail Divas on 06/09/2007 14:26:08 MDT Print View

Hey, I love her, what can I say ; )

Richard Matthews
(food) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Trail Divas on 06/11/2007 15:24:03 MDT Print View

Sam,

My previous advice was before I saw the picture. Now that I have seen the picture I need to change my advice to:

CLOSE THE DEAL - NOW!!!!!!

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Trail Divas on 06/11/2007 18:46:39 MDT Print View

Richard, you're going to make her blush!

Sarah Florell
(sarah_f) - F

Locale: BWCA
I'm Blushing! on 06/11/2007 22:01:05 MDT Print View

I'm flattered by the offers and advice from some of you. So sorry, but I think I'll stick with my guy, Sam. We have many future trail adventures ahead of us.

Sam: I wish you the best on your PNT thru hike. You're going to rock it darling. I'm rooting for you from the first step to the last step and all the many in between! Cheers!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
An Update on 06/19/2007 09:04:16 MDT Print View

I doubled the content in the past day or so. The site is starting to lose it's bare bones look finally!