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Stephen Parks (sdparks) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me New to backpacking - I love the idea, but have never pursued it because I wouldn't be able to carry a heavy pack. So, unlike many backpackers who are trying to lighten their traditional heavy pack, I'll be trying to build a light system from the beginning.
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Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
"What are the preferred wiping materials available in GNP?" Yeah, that wasn't very clear, but still you guys answered my question and then some anyway. I meant to ask what types o...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 15, 8:28pm

Re: Re: Update for Stephen
Clayton, every time I've been looking at the availability, it has been in the evening. I checked this morning when I woke up (7am central), and there were many more sites available than there ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 15, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
I had 35ft. of TripTease cord in the closet, so I hope that will work for the hang. It isn't the slickest stuff, but if I'm hanging over a wire maybe it will work. So, with adding the e...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 14, 8:41pm

Re: There could also be cancellations
tt quattro, I'm interested in your suggestion, but I'm not sure I understand how this works. I think you are saying wait at a permit office until some cutoff time (when is this?), and if p...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 14, 8:11pm

Re: Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
I'm really discouraged right now. I've been practicing trying to piece together walk-up permits for some loops or segments by pulling up the GNP "Backcountry Campsite Status" bul...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 13, 7:57pm

Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
Thanks for the clarification, John. That's a good catch on the cord. I thought all sites would either be a hanging pole with a staff to hoist the bag or have cables. I'll change out to ...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 12, 7:43am

Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
Thanks to all for the replies. I've update the gear list to Revision 2, which lists the Montbell Ex-light and fleece pants. I'd love to ditch the jacket and fleece pants, but the just-in-...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 11, 7:37pm

Re: Going to Glacier
My related gear list post for this trip is here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=94087 Although I'm mostly debating the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 11, 7:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Going to Glacier
Our flight gets into Kalispell around 8:30 pm Saturday. Not really "late", but I expect that stores would be closed by the time we get our rental car and get out of the airport. We w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 11, 7:03pm

Extraordinary scouting program!
What a great experience for those kids to have so early in life. What I remember about my scouting experience: exceedingly heavy gear transported to site via pickup, playboy mags on the scout bus,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)
August 10, 8:58pm

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