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Reviewer of the Month: July 2012

657 reviewer rep
1,523 forum posts
joined Jul 11, 2011

I am a: 60-year-old hiker
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Occupation: Attorney

Affiliations: My only affiliation with anything outdoors is: They take my money, I get a product. The end. I am now a member of the Review Corps and will be reviewing samples provided to Trail Space.


Rock climbing
Mountain biking
Machu Picchu Trek 2014
Mt. Everest Base Camp 2012
Trekking Cow Pie Tossing


WeightGirls don't tell
Torso Lengthuh huh.....
Boot/Shoe Size9.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeReally?
Pant SizeBigger than I like

I practice law in Las Vegas and hike in the Red Rock, Valley of Fire and Mt. Charleston areas. I went to Everest Base Camp in 2012 and it was a life changing experience. The biggest physical challenge of my life.

September 2014 is my second BIG ADVENTURE as I will go to Machu Picchu, Peru and trek in!

I also kayak at Lake Mead and on the flat water of the Colorado between Boulder (Hoover) Dam and Lake Mojave.

Feels great to get back to who I used to be!

If you are reading this, thanks in advance for all of your help. Many of you have assisted me already and that makes this site worth coming back to.

Having been here for 3 years. I am now doing reviews for the Review Corps. I am excited to try to use my knowledge and experience to test out gear and help readers determine whether it would be useful for them or not. I mostly day hike and do treks that are supported, kayak, climb and bike and my testing will reflect that. I am also a plus sized girl and this aspect of getting outdoors will also come into the usefulness of gear for those of us who find it hard to get things that fit.

Gear Reviews (16)

user rating: 3 of 5 Deuter Futura 30 SL 5/29/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Julbo Explorer 5/12/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Superfeet Berry 9/19/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Keen Oregon PCT 9/19/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 REI Lookout 40 Pack 8/31/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Black Diamond ReVolt 8/29/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Deuter Futura Pro 42 6/29/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Old Town Vapor 10XT 6/25/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 REI Doppio Stainless-Steel Tumbler 6/11/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody 2/09/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock 11/01/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Old Town Vapor 10 10/26/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 GoGirl Female Urination Device 10/26/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Peter Rabbit Organics Mango, Banana, and Orange Fruit Snack 10/18/2011
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Highgear Solar Pod 10/18/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Eddie Bauer First Ascent Hangfire Hoodie 10/10/2011


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