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16 reviewer rep
13 forum posts
joined Jun 6, 2006

Full Name: private
57-year-old female backpacker
Rolla, MO
Occupation: Software Engineer & Writer
Email: private


I'm an ultra-lightweight backacker because I enjoy the technical aspect of bringing the minimal amount of survival gear as well as the freedom that a smaller load gives me. I practice urban stealth camping using my Hennessy Hammock, and I go on long mountain bike treks either on the trail or off, and stealth camp along the way. Meaning that I camp out of the way of the main traffic on the trail. I've hiked the Florida Trail, many sections of the Appalachian Trail, Pikes Peak, all over Hawaii, and most currently a biking and backpacking exploration of the springs and caves of Missouri. No, we don't bike in the caves, but it has crossed my mind!

For me the way that everyday concerns disappear the moment I'm on the trail represents the freedom that I most enjoy about the outdoors. If you suggested a range of outdoor activities I'd pick backpacking, hiking, biking, van camping, and camping, in that order. I find trails to hike everywhere, even down a city street.

Hike on!


Mountain biking


Height5' 3"
Weight130 lbs
Boot/Shoe Size7
Jacket/Shirt Size8-10 small
Pant Size8-10 small