Twig

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Reviewer of the Month: August 2014 , November 2017

6,518 reviewer rep
175 forum posts
joined Dec 24, 2007

I am a: 41-year-old female backpacker
Location: Miami, FL
Occupation: long-distance adventuring
Website: http://twigadventures.com

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

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Trail running
Orienteering
Adventure racing
Canoeing
Kayaking
Mountain biking
Sea kayaking

Vitals

Height5'9"
Weight130
Torso Length16
Boot/Shoe Size9.5
Jacket/Shirt Size6
Pant Size4-6

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 hiked/paddled/bicycled the Te Araroa, a 3000 km journey the length of New Zealand. Then from July through October 2018, I hiked the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail. All combined, I walked over 5000 miles in a year and a half.

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, headlamps, 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!

Gear Reviews (78)

user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite 6/14/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Falcon Guides Paddling America: Discover and Explore Our 50 Greatest Wild and Scenic Rivers 4/11/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Falcon Guides The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking 3/18/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 Katabatic Gear Alsek 2/28/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Nikwax Down Wash Direct 2/26/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 MontBell EX Light Down Anorak 12/28/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Toaks Titanium Long Handle Spoon with Polished Bowl 12/26/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Dirty Girl Gaiters Gaiter 12/20/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Altra Women's Superior 3.5 12/20/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Smartwool Women's PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket 12/12/2018
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 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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Divine Light 2 FL 4/05/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Klymit Pillow X Large 1/28/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Vargo Titanium Bot 700 1/26/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Trew Women's NuYarn Wool Pocket T 10/15/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Source Widepac Hydration System 9/14/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Bergans Moa Pirate Pant 8/12/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Good To-Go Pad Thai 7/11/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Good To-Go Indian Vegetable Korma 7/11/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Montane Grand Tour 50 2/28/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Solo Stove Lite 1/13/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sea to Summit X-Set 2-Piece 8/22/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sea to Summit X-Pot 2.8L 8/20/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Fishpond Drifter Boat Cooler 7/05/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Impex Kayak Montauk 7/02/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Patagonia Nine Trails Skirt 6/23/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Jetboil Pot Support & Stabilizer 5/10/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Jetboil Grande Coffee Press 4/02/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System 3/24/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Exped Schnozzel Pumpbag UL 2/22/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 LuminAID Lantern 9/01/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto 7/19/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Good To-Go Thai Curry 7/03/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili 7/03/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt 6/15/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Nite Ize Inova STS 5/31/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL 5/05/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Sierra Designs Women's Backcountry Bed 800 3-Season 2/11/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sea to Summit Rapid 26L Dry Pack 1/17/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Outdoor Research Women's Supercharger Pant 9/01/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Osprey Viva 50 7/03/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Sierra Designs LT Strike 2 12/09/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Klean Kanteen 12oz Wide Insulated 12/08/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR Carbon-Core Tent Stakes 12/07/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Black Diamond Ultra Distance 12/07/2012
user rating: 3 of 5 Princeton Tec Remix 12/07/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Zipka Plus 2 12/07/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl e+LITE 12/07/2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Exped Air Pillow 8/02/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Brunton 58 Kayak 8/02/2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Garmin Oregon 400c 8/01/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Alite Monarch Chair 7/30/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym 7/28/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist 7/27/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini 7/27/2012
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Light My Fire Spork Original 7/27/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy 7/27/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs Sirius 2 7/27/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Sierra Designs Sweet Dreams 7/27/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 New Balance MT10 Minimus 7/26/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Astral Wondervest 7/26/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Extrasport Splash Top - Short Sleeve 7/26/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 VauDe Snow Cloud 350 43F 7/26/2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Loess Tank 7/26/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Ramesa Pant 7/26/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki 7/26/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Men's NeoAir XLite 7/18/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 Dagger Alchemy 14.0S 7/18/2012
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR MicroRocket 7/18/2012

Trip Reports

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

Forum Posts

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Five days on the Paria May 26, 2018
Ball Pass, Mt. Cook/Aoraki National Park, New Zealand May 31, 2018
Meet Patman: Lover of Mountains and Trip Reporter Extraordinaire May 23, 2018
Two March Snow Trips April 18, 2018
Te Araroa, New Zealand February 2, 2018
Iceland: August 2017 October 13, 2017
Trekking Poles: Do you really need them? September 21, 2017
Meet Kelly: Mountain Biker, Backcountry Skier, Reviewer of the Month, and "Trailspace Junkie for Life" April 12, 2017
Summer Trip Planning? April 17, 2017
Congratulations, Top Gear Reviewers of 2016 March 24, 2017
Life expectancy of cuben fiber tarp? February 19, 2017
"Don't put things off" says Mike, Reviewer of the Month December 14, 2016
Seeking particular buckle November 7, 2016
"Breathtaking Moments" Near and Far: Meet Tyler, Reviewer of the Month October 12, 2016
Lighten Up: Illumination is Outdoor Essential #4 October 3, 2016
"Chart a Good Course" and Meet Phil, Solo Backpacker, Reviewer of the Month September 10, 2016