189 reviewer rep
36 forum posts
joined Feb 22, 2012

I am a: backpacker
Location: Australia

Affiliations: No.



Australian. Grew up camping and fishing on lakes and inland rivers. Have always enjoyed bushwalking, swimming in rivers, lakes and the sea, and love nature and the outdoors. Studied Science and Horticulture. Fell in love with the Sierra Nevada mountains of California and luckily so did my partner, so we have made a bit of a habit of visiting in their summer (our winter) each year for 10 of the past 11 years. We have hiked hundreds of miles in the Sierra Nevada including the John Muir Trail, and have also done some backpacking in New Zealand and the Australian Alpine National Park. We are mid-weight backpackers, (started off lightweight, but found we preferred more supportive/durable/comfortable gear). We love our time in camp as much as our time on the trail. We are in our 50s. 

Gear Reviews (7)

user rating: 3 of 5 Salomon Women's Quest 4D 3 GTX 12/20/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Exped Venus II 8/29/2013
user rating: 3 of 5 Zamberlan Women's 308 Trekker RR 5/23/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Zamberlan Men's 308 Trekker RR 5/23/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 SteriPEN Classic UV Water Purifier 9/13/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Kelty Trekker 3900 ST 2/22/2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Zamberlan Women's Cristallo Gore-Tex 2/22/2012

Forum Posts

Hiking Poles/Trekking Poles ... anyone try them and NOT continue to use them? January 30, 2014
Hikers and cotton in winter...again....helo rescue on the way January 3, 2014
John Muir Trail June 7, 2012
Coffee Latest? April 6, 2012
Leki poles... Not where they should be. :) April 6, 2012
SEVERE Blisters....what to do. July 11, 2011
Stream Run-off predictions for western US March 16, 2012
Hiking shoes December 10, 2011
Camera suggestions for hiking July 17, 2011
water purfication.. February 4, 2012
Merino wool long underwear is it worth the money December 11, 2011
Boots with Waterproof linings - loose or bonded? February 22, 2012
LOWA Zephyr GTX Boots - any good? January 26, 2012
Women's medium weight backpacking boots for very narrow feet... January 22, 2012
Oboz footwear January 22, 2012