giftogab

Reviewer of the Month: July 2012

592 reviewer rep
1,522 forum posts
joined Jul 11, 2011

Full Name: private
58-year-old female hiker
Las Vegas, NV
Occupation: Attorney
Website: http://www.WhelanTrek.com
Email: private

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.

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 Men's Oregon PCT 9/19/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 REI Men's 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 Men's Fitz Roy Down Hoody 2/09/2012

Forum Posts (1522)

Re: Lhakpa Sherpa has climbed Everest more than any other woman May 16, 2016
Re: Lhakpa Sherpa has climbed Everest more than any other woman May 12, 2016
Re: Lhakpa Sherpa has climbed Everest more than any other woman May 12, 2016
Re: Camino de Santiago January 23, 2016
Re: There is no such thing as a "handicap" November 25, 2014

Trip Reports (12)

Trail Canyon --Mt. Charleston, NV. August 25, 2014
North Loop Mt. Charleston, Nevada August 10, 2014
Day Hike: The 404 Trial (Black Mountain, Henderson Nevada) March 27, 2014
Narrows Fun and Frivolity 09/2013 October 4, 2013
BiilS out on shanks mare in Innsbrook October 1, 2013

About

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.

Activities

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

Vitals

Height5'8"
WeightGirls don't tell
Torso Lengthuh huh.....
Boot/Shoe Size9.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeReally?
Pant SizeBigger than I like