dystopia86

21 reviewer rep
9 forum posts
joined Apr 30, 2009

I am a: 39-year-old backpacker
Location: Boulder, CO
Occupation: Exhibit Designer

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Mountaineering

Vitals

Height5'8"
WeightI don't think so
Boot/Shoe Size9
Jacket/Shirt SizeM

I work at the American Mountaineering Museum and get paid to read and study up on Mountains all day! It's the coolest job ever.

Here is my mini rant: You can't miss me, I'm the one in the backcountry in a practicle altered cocktail dress. People don't realize that the majority women's fashion is sewn out of the same fabrics that the ugly $100 shirt at REI is made out of. Comfort, function and fashion for WAY less money just sounds smart to me! But I guess if people want to look like Hobo/Jock highbreds thats up to them. Boring!

I'm currently doing three day hikes a week prepairing myself for the Colorado Trail this time next year. I figure if I can get really comfortable doing 10 miles a day with a pack, then I can do the whole thing is about 8 weeks.

I also love busting out the scale and seeing where I can shave off yet another few oz. from my pack!

Gear Reviews (4)

user rating: 5 of 5 Esbit Pocket Stove 5/01/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest 5/01/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Osprey Porter 46 5/01/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Texsport Knollwood Bivy Shelter 4/30/2009

Forum Posts

Need help with camping luggage May 19, 2010
Goodwill deals May 26, 2010
Solo or with a buddy? January 11, 2009
The Knot Guide May 6, 2009
Spices & Condiments / What do you bring & how do you do it? April 20, 2009
Deodorants and bears February 11, 2009
Blister Treatment... April 30, 2009
Breakfast April 16, 2009
You know you're a backpacker when... April 15, 2009