Reviewer of the Month: August 2014 , November 2017

4,460 reviewer rep
154 forum posts
joined Dec 24, 2007

Full Name: private
40-year-old female backpacker
Miami, FL
Occupation: long-distance adventuring
Email: private

Affiliations: I am an activity leader for the Florida Trail Association.

Gear Reviews (68)

user rating: 4 of 5 Evernew Water Carry 6/29/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Enlightened Equipment Revelation 6/29/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Zpacks Rain Kilt 6/20/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Swing Trek Liteflex Umbrella 6/18/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Zpacks Solplex 6/15/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest 5/24/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Suntactics sCharger-5 4/27/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Fjallraven Women's Abisko Trekking Tights 4/19/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Purple Rain Adventure Skirt 11/07/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Black Rock Gear The Original 11/06/2017

Forum Posts (154)

Re: Getting lighter not a new Idea... November 8, 2018
Re: Ball Pass, Mt. Cook/Aoraki National Park, New Zealand June 1, 2018
Re: Five days on the Paria May 31, 2018
Ball Pass, Mt. Cook/Aoraki National Park, New Zealand May 31, 2018
Re: Meet Patman: Lover of Mountains and Trip Reporter Extraordinaire May 24, 2018

Trip Reports (3)

Ball Pass, Mt. Cook/Aoraki National Park, New Zealand May 31, 2018
Te Araroa, New Zealand February 2, 2018
Comanche Venable Loop Hike in the Sangre De Cristo Range, CO September 1, 2015


I love the great outdoors, and whatever kind of pursuits that get me out there and in it. I have lived in a lot of different places/climates, which has allowed me to 'sample' a wide variety of activities (master of none). I grew up land-locked in Colorado but somehow found a passion for the ocean too.  My all-time favorite pursuits are sea kayaking, surfing, and backpacking/thru-hiking.

In the summer of 2017, I started doing some serious section/thru-hiking, completing over 500 miles of the Colorado Trail (all of it plus some) and the first 270 miles of the Appalachian Trail. In December 2017, I will begin the Te Araroa, a walk over the length of New Zealand. After that, who knows, maybe the PCT.

As much as I love the outdoors, I love all the fun gear that makes it more enjoyable. Yes, I am a gear head, with no desire to seek help for my condition. I don't see it as a problem that I own multiple tents, tarps, quilts, bags, stoves, etc. My closet is full of shoes but none have heels. I proudly have a collection of titanium and aluminum stakes. Need I say more.

So if you have a similar affliction, you have come to the right place! You can receive support here but don't expect to find a cure. Your condition may even worsen.

Thank you for feeding my addiction Trailspace!


Trail running
Adventure racing
Mountain biking
Sea kayaking


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