Julie Penner

Julie Penner

The mountains of Colorado and Montana

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Julie's Passions

Backpacking
Trail Running
Hiking
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing

Julie's Bio

I'm a weekend warrior that can't' live without the mountains. I take every opportunity I get to be outside. Backcountry? Even better. Off the beaten path is where all the really good stuff is. Makes office work much easier to bare. Full disclosure: I work for Liberty Media, but these contributions are my own.

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Julie Penner wrote an answer about on July 27, 2011

On Denali, we of course had no water to filter, but we melted water and added drops. No problems- except the person who didn't use drops got sick. I agree with others, if I think there are other people around my water source, I use the drops too. If it's pretty pristine, say back in the wilderness, I sometimes just filter. It's a judgement call, but other people are the most likely contaminate. If they are around, so are their germs.

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Julie Penner wrote a review of on July 26, 2011

4 5

This is the dress I throw in the bottom of my bag in case I need to throw something on and look half-descent. It's reversible, so lots of options, it's very lightweight and comfortable (love go lite) and it always comes out looking nice. I also bought one that is black/magenta, and I wear it more often because black goes with everything. I take it to the beach, to the pool, when I travel, it's a great option.

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Julie Penner wrote a review of on March 3, 2011

4 5

I've had these crampons for more than 10 years and they are still kicking. I've had them on Rainier, Denali and Aconcagua with no problems. Works great over Koflach boots, which they don't make anymore (very sad), but highly adjustable and fits a wide range of boot sizes.

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Julie Penner wrote a review of on February 17, 2011

4 5

I bought this bag in anticipation of a Rainier summit bid. It was definitely warm enough and it packs down well. I would choose it again for mountaineering, but think hard about how far the zipper comes down. I was tired and cold, so being a mummy was ok, but it doesn't offer much room in the knees. I love that the bottom has some added snow resistance (the gray part) and the loops are great for hanging it up in the off-season. I got a regular, but I'm an average sized woman (I had plenty of room everywhere but the knees). Overall I recommend, but I wish they hadn't cut weight by shortening the zipper, limits my venting options.

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Julie Penner wrote a review of on February 11, 2011

5 5

I have this jacket in another color - brown, and I love it. It's fitted and very attractive. I've had a number of complements on it and it goes with everything. I live in Colorado so I wear it three seasons. I will say when it's really cold out, below freezing or so, I often use it in conjunction with my other golite down jacket for double layering. I also use this jacket with a wind layer for skiing because it's not to bulky and plenty warm. Well-designed, good product, highly recommend.

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Julie Penner wrote a review of on December 12, 2010

5 5

I live in Colorado where a warm coat is essential. This is my go-to coat. It's warm and very stylish. I've received many complements wearing it. It also has nice pocket liners for your hands and the button or zip option is great. I have the red, medium and it's a good fit and flattering cut. The trench style is great because it keeps your back and butt warm.

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