Twig

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Reviewer of the Month: August 2014 , November 2017

5,973 reviewer rep
161 forum posts
joined Dec 24, 2007

Full Name: private
40-year-old female backpacker
Miami, FL
Occupation: long-distance adventuring
Website: http://twigadventures.com
Email: private

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

Gear Reviews (73)

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 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

Forum Posts (161)

Re: Meet Phil: New England Hiker, Snowshoer, Reviewer of the Month December 13, 2018
Re: Icy Thanksgiving in Norwegian Hut December 6, 2018
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

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

About

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!

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