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Reviewer of the Month: February 2015

2,188 reviewer rep
295 forum posts
joined Jan 11, 2006

I am a: 58-year-old female backpacker
Location: Tacoma, WA
Occupation: Teacher

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Canoeing
Biking

Vitals

Height5'4
Weight150
Torso Length19"
Boot/Shoe Size9-9.5
Jacket/Shirt Sizesmall-medium
Pant Size 8

My passions include my family--spending time with them; teaching; my friends; playing music at my church; being outside in my garden; or in the mountains whenever I am able. (and if I am not "there," I am thinking about being "out there" :)

I don't live too far from Mt. Rainier, so I get out in the Cascades or Olympics whenever possible. This is an amazing place to live.

Gear Reviews (42)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Leki Women's Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec 11/30/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 FITS Sock Performance Trail Quarter Sock 11/05/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Arc'teryx Lana Comp Shirt LS 4/11/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Laminina Z Flame 6/26/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR Women's Revo Ascent 4/23/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Patagonia Women's Nano-Air Hoody 1/08/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest 12/17/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket 8/20/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Klymit Motion 35 6/22/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 LifeProof iPhone 5 Case 5/08/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Whiskeyjack Whiskey Jill 4/07/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Bending Branches BB Special 4/07/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Manzella Women's Sprint 3/14/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Lowe Alpine Axiom Alpamayo ND55:75 3/07/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR Deploy TR-3 2/19/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 OvaEasy Whole Egg Crystals 1/23/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 RIO Adventure One-Piece Camp Table 12/09/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Princeton Tec Vizz 9/24/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 BioLite CampStove Grill 8/26/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 BioLite CampStove 8/23/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Under Armour T-shirt 7/24/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Buck Mini Buck Tool 7/04/2013
user rating: 2.5 of 5 REI Men's Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock 5/22/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Nite Ize Gear Tie 5/01/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 REI Women's Sahara Shirt 4/17/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Gerber EVO Jr. 3/07/2013
user rating: 3 of 5 Petzl Tikka 2 2/27/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Outdoor Research Women's Mithril Jacket 12/26/2012
user rating: 3 of 5 Vasque Men's Breeze 11/16/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 BearVault BV500 11/14/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Tubbs Women's Flex TRK 10/12/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 ExOfficio Give-N-Go Lacy Full Cut Brief 10/10/2012
user rating: 3 of 5 Klymit Inertia X Frame 10/08/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Sawyer Squeeze 9/30/2012
user rating: 3 of 5 Sawyer Water Filter Squeeze Pouch 9/30/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR WindPro 11/02/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Danner Mountain Light II 10/21/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Wenonah Spirit II 5/07/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Starbucks VIA Ready Brew 1/22/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Kelty Trekker 3900 ST 5/10/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Insulated Air Core 2/17/2006
user rating: 4 of 5 Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat X-Lite Compact 1/11/2006

Forum Posts

Meet Gary: PNW Hiker, Microbial Scientist, Reviewer of the Month December 24, 2015
At Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier September 24, 2015
What has happened to Whiskey Jack? November 17, 2015
Lifetime Hiker, Former Navy, Now Reviewer of the Month: Meet Brent October 19, 2015
Paddles, Pups, Peaks: Meet Reviewer of the Month Sheila August 25, 2015
Meet Chris, Kentucky Backpacker and Reviewer of the Month July 13, 2015
Stream crossings April 13, 2015
Meet JR: UL Backpacker and Reviewer of the Month March 11, 2015
Meet Kali: Backpacker, Teacher, Reviewer of the Month February 11, 2015
Uploading pix from a mobile December 26, 2014
Goat Rocks Wilderness Washington - Fall backpack December 4, 2014
Rain gear for the Olympics July 11, 2014
I woke to find a _____ in my tent. May 16, 2014
How Long a Beginner? May 22, 2014
Car Keys? May 12, 2014
Backpacker Mag taking aps for gear reviewers April 22, 2014
Will the end of Royalex affect you? April 7, 2014
Scouting tragedy April 19, 2014
Duct tape, the universal repair tape/material. March 30, 2014
Grams Add Up February 17, 2014