Jun 8, 2007 at 10:03 am #1223587
I am slowly working on a new website. I hope that it will be looking good in a couple weeks. For now, I am working on getting the Dayhiking and Links sections done first. Backpacking will come after that.
The basis of the site is for women. Eventually we are going to do a section on helping women meet other women for finding hiking partners.
http://www.traildivas.com/index.htmJun 8, 2007 at 10:09 am #1391661
Will gender verification tests be performed on it's participants?
Really, good luck w/ the site!Jun 8, 2007 at 11:29 am #1391666
Guys are welcome….down the road as it gets more full of content, it might stop the "what pack do I buy my girlfriend?" question that always shows up ;-)Jun 8, 2007 at 11:32 am #1391669
> …"what pack do I buy my girlfriend?"
I was pleased to find out soon after meeting my girlfriend that her (and even her parent's) all practice lightweight backpacking! I have a great photo of all of us in the typical holding up our packs with one hand pose. The three of them all have Granite Gear Virgas (even in hte same shade of brown) and then there's me, the odd man out, with my ULA Conduit.Jun 8, 2007 at 12:25 pm #1391671
Sounds like a perfect match ;-) Hehheh!Jun 8, 2007 at 12:55 pm #1391678
@foodLocale: Colorado Rockies
You should close the deal. It does not get much better.Jun 8, 2007 at 2:58 pm #1391691
I can just see future UL Backpacker dating personals on one of these sites—-
"S to M GG Mariposa seeks stable L ULA Catalyst for weekend fastpacking trips and future long term thruhike. Must be interested in possible acquisition of future G6 Uberlights…."
:-D>Jun 8, 2007 at 3:23 pm #1391694
I met my husband thru the forums over on BP.com in 2002. He lived on the East Coast, I on the West Coast. He moved out West, and when we first met and started hiking together, I got an eyeful (and earful) of why I should go light.
In the years that have gone by, our hiking club has always had more women than men, and a number of relationships have come out of it. One of them is getting married in a couple months also :-D And in that time, going light in our group has gone from the couple fruitcakes to pretty much everyone shedding gear. So it is kind of cool: the guys join up, and meet women who are already far ahead of the curve!Jun 8, 2007 at 3:40 pm #1391697
I still get lots of comments like "why do you do this?" but after a few minutes they're typically followed by "how can I do that?"
The first time I met my girlfriend's parent we did an overnight backpacking trip along the Superior Hiking Trail. Her dad is a bit of a gear head and he and I talked each other's ears off the whole weekend. It was great. Here's the photo I spoke of earlier.Jun 8, 2007 at 4:46 pm #1391706
Count yourself very lucky ;-)Jun 8, 2007 at 6:22 pm #1391710
Franco DarioliBPL Member
Sarah, I have a lot of friends that are women and some male friends that behave in like manner. Do I qualify ?
If you don't marry that woman soon, I will apply for the privilege.
FrancoJun 8, 2007 at 6:25 pm #1391711
John S.BPL Member
Yep, Sam's a lucky guy…Jun 8, 2007 at 6:27 pm #1391713
Aaron SorensenBPL Member
@awsorensenLocale: South of Forester Pass
Backpacking dating sevice?
Sign me up…
Good luck with the site.Jun 9, 2007 at 12:27 pm #1391770
Thank you all for the great comments. My gal looks at BPL once in awhile (she's into the MYOG stuff) and I'm sure she'll be ecstatic to hear all the good things everyone has to say.
– sam_hJun 9, 2007 at 12:47 pm #1391774
awwww. :-)>Jun 9, 2007 at 1:26 pm #1391776
Hey, I love her, what can I say ; )Jun 11, 2007 at 2:24 pm #1391954
@foodLocale: Colorado Rockies
My previous advice was before I saw the picture. Now that I have seen the picture I need to change my advice to:
CLOSE THE DEAL – NOW!!!!!!Jun 11, 2007 at 5:46 pm #1391967
Richard, you're going to make her blush!Jun 11, 2007 at 9:01 pm #1391993
I'm flattered by the offers and advice from some of you. So sorry, but I think I'll stick with my guy, Sam. We have many future trail adventures ahead of us.
Sam: I wish you the best on your PNT thru hike. You're going to rock it darling. I'm rooting for you from the first step to the last step and all the many in between! Cheers!Jun 19, 2007 at 8:04 am #1392698
I doubled the content in the past day or so. The site is starting to lose it's bare bones look finally!
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