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Just checking in and was surprised that there were no posts in this forum :(  What are all you ladies up to? I am working on trip plans for this summer in The Three Sisters Wilderness.
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I have not been out much.  A new job is keeping me busy.  But, I do have some vacation time this year and will try to spend at least part of it in the mountains.

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I had a baby (see the child birth thread). Now I am back to work, a new job also.

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I post when I can. Between three kids now and my writing, my free time is slipping away rapidly. Who knew kids could keep one so busy? :-D

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I guess we just haven't had any gender-specific topics to discuss.  Plus, the whole place seems in a bit of a mid-winter slump (and just when I'm spending all day on line looking for distractions).

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Busy picking fights in the Political forum.  :)

I'm a cold weather weenie.  If it snows, I venture out to ski, then right back inside.  An annual February trip to Mexico keeps me sane.

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I just got home from having my 3 and 5 year old girls fitted for x-country ski boots.  Well, the 3 year old will be 4 in two weeks.  We're going to spend a couple of days this weekend at a state park with a great winter trail system, returning at night to a little cabin with a hot tub.  It will be the little one's first time on boots.  I'm not sure how it's going to go; she was pretty mad at the ski shop that the boots were navy blue instead of pink and yellow with princesses. Wish me luck.

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LOL, Ponderosa!  

Have a great weekend.  Returning to a warm cabin with a hot tub is my favorite way to do winter stuff.


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Just shows how envious I am of your weekend plans.


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Playing at doctoring. It's a wee bit busy.  :p
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Too old to be interested in the childbirth thread, except perhaps for my grandkids.  I'm a great-grandma now.   :)
I kind of got po'd when the thread we had in this forum about guns got pulled.  The topic is accepted in the gear forum but 'somebody' decided it wasn't appropriate for the women's forum, I guess.
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Well, now that I've managed to stay put for longer than 6 months at a time, I find myself with more time to hike and post.  Last year wasn't so great for either. Glad to see the backside of it.  Changed jobs (not careers, though) and that has helped. Being back home in my beloved Olympics certainly improves my day/hike time ratio.  :)

Planning on getting BerryPicker up to speed this year so she can solo if she wants.  She's going to be 18 this year, so I need to quit hogging all the cooking duties.   :p
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Yeah, but will you give up fire duties? :D Hehe!!

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I like the childbirth thread as an outlet for the grandmotherly instincts.  I'm sure as heck not going there again myself!

Ldyblade, maybe if you get Berrypicker up to speed on camp cooking (and how did she get to be 18, anyway?) maybe she could come teach my boys.  Maybe they'd be more interested in learning from her than they are from me . .  .


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Sar, I did get her kit together this weekend  and included plenty of firestarter, so yes...sigh...I need to let go and let her do some of the firemaking.  

Rebecca, boys always did pay attention better when there is a girl involved.  Attention to the task at hand? Not so much.  :laugh: She's got a ways until she is eighteen yet, as she is a December baby, but maybe if I keep saying it, it won't be such a smack in the face when we get there, eh?
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You sound like me.  ES is 16 in October.  I'm trying to adjust in advance (maybe even worse that my baby is 14 in May!).

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Hi, I'm new (but second time around, so I recognize a lot of the characters :) ) I'm Sarah.

My mom was my hiking partner for a long time. In fact we hiked and backpacked the first 647 miles of the PCT together over the last 9 years and then one day she said she was done...and then a week later she said she wasn't, lol. But during that week I realized that I really had no other backpacker friends. Oh no! My husband isn't into it at all and my BF is only interested in car camping so....I joined a couple of meet-up groups.

I have a quick trip for a wedding to San Fran and I'm going to spend two days in Point Reyes backpacking. It's my first solo and my husband is really stressing about it....but not enough for him to go, of course. Then at the end of February I'm going to Joshua Tree and bringing my five year old. Oh My! We'll see how that goes.

It's nice to be back. I really hope the woman's board gets going again!


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i am 72 and long time hiker,tent camper. in nov and dec i was in 2 different states and was discriminated against. anything like this happen to any of you? i would like to get people interested in stopping such actions. nov. 22, i was legally camped,space paid for , staff knew i was there. in winter office closed, but staff member stops to pick up mail and space rent. one of my favorite places to camp,days of 76 campground in deadwood,sd, a little cold,a little snow on ground, somebody in town thought i shouldnt be in tent in cold. about 9 pm sheriff deputy and city cop came by,said i had to leave. why,i asked. cop said because we will get annoying calls all night worrying about you. i had them call a motel in spearfish, and deputy drove me. had to leave all my gear. cost 60$ total both ways to take gear back to motel.   i did get a refund of camp rent for that night. trying to get reimbursed for cab fare from city and county. i have friends in deadwood i think can help with that. then in dec, i went to caballo lake campground in sw  new mexico. a state place,and paid 100$ for a years pass to any nm state camp. within days because rangers had not seen me (i like to hike about ten miles every day) and it was a little cold they called a friend in las cruces who has power of atty for me. she has been friend for 14 yrs. told the ranger that is my lifestyle. ranger asked people around camp about me. one old man about my age told them to respect their elders. good for him. a couple in rv, with a jeep wrangler said rangers were thinking of doing "something " with me !!!! they invited me to stay with them. took care of ranger problem. when they left ,went through las cruces and took me to bus station so i could return to sd.  all this in less than 30 days. i did go by ranger office and give them some survival tips. emailed state camps main office about policy change to talk casually to camper instead of going behind their back and embarassing them. no reply yet. will contact gov. soon.  they owe me apology.
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I guess we just haven't had any gender-specific topics to discuss.  Plus, the whole place seems in a bit of a mid-winter slump (and just when I'm spending all day on line looking for distractions).

Me too! Waiting until I have the written offer in hand before I can give notice is killing me. 2 more days!

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I'm not really new but I rarely post. I'm getting ready to move back to Georgia. My kids are excited and we are already planning some camping trips. I'm going to wait till the fall to take them backpacking.

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ladybigfoot, I sure am glad no one has done that to me here in WV; I would be pi$$ed.  Most women I know that go solo are very competent outdoors people, and that is what a lot of folks do not understand.  You do not need strength to be a superb outdoors person.
The funny thing is that I see more solo women than solo men, which goes against the stereotype that a lot of people have.  Guys seem to like to go in packs and women prefer solo or only one or two good friends.
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Just stumble on this thread and I was surprise to see there's a separate forum for women.I had visited some forums about traveling but they don't have this kind of Forums about women,having it separated were kind of bonding moment with women,whether different nations, different attitude,different religions,but we only have one thing in common,it's the strong " woman's intuition".
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Extra tasks at work. Miss the outdoors. But my hubby and I are making plans; hopefully we'll be hiking again within the next 2 months.
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Three Sisters wilderness is beautiful!! I havent been on the trails down there, but want to.  I am planning on doing the Timberline trail this summer(if I can find out more about getting around the Eliot Creek portion where the trail was washed out).  I just started backpacking last summer and fell in love, so I am really looking forward to a longer trip.

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Check on status and trail conditions for ALL of Timberline. It was in really bad shape last year :(
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Got my summer planned out. Ben Nevis in Scotland in June, a week in the Sisters in August, and then kayak/canoe camping 5 days on the Green River in October! I will be 68 this fall and have a lot of places to go before I can't.
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Hi, I'm new (but second time around, so I recognize a lot of the characters :) ) I'm Sarah.

My mom was my hiking partner for a long time. In fact we hiked and backpacked the first 647 miles of the PCT together over the last 9 years and then one day she said she was done...and then a week later she said she wasn't, lol. But during that week I realized that I really had no other backpacker friends. Oh no! My husband isn't into it at all and my BF is only interested in car camping so....I joined a couple of meet-up groups.

I have a quick trip for a wedding to San Fran and I'm going to spend two days in Point Reyes backpacking. It's my first solo and my husband is really stressing about it....but not enough for him to go, of course. Then at the end of February I'm going to Joshua Tree and bringing my five year old. Oh My! We'll see how that goes.

It's nice to be back. I really hope the woman's board gets going again!

I've seen you signed up on some of the local meet-ups -you live in Orange County right?  We should hike together sometime.  Problem is my days off are Mon-Wed right now, which limits my hiking partners.  I do have one good one, she's retired so can hike anytime, but her husband is unemployed right now so they are short of money.

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