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Katie Venable, 27
5’5’’; 128 lbs.
> Mountain guide for Bio Bio Expeditions
> Chico, CA
> Test terrain Along the PCT and around Mt. Shasta; Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (CA)
> Gear P.O.V. “I spend more than 100 days in the field annually. I need expedition-worthy gear that won’t weigh me down.”