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Re: Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch)? Katadyn Vario has arrived
I got the Katadyn Vario - it's definitely bulky and adds some decent ounces, but I'm glad it was recommended and that I went for it. I think the peace of mind is going to be worth it. I sup...

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 09, 7:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
"(please write your elected representatives to make Cedar Mesa into a Monument or a park)" Brilliant Anton. Yes! I have wondered for quite a while why this is not a national park or mo...

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 08, 9:37pm

Re: Re: Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch)?
David - Your experience is promising! I'll hope for some decent clear water (which I'll still filter to be safe) - but non-stinky/murky water would be awesome!

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 08, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch)? Katadyn Vario is on order!
Thanks, Billy. I actually had thought about all of that (backpacking in other areas around Moab - especially in Canyonlands, I've seen exactly what you're talking about. I'm (sadly) ant...

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 08, 3:35pm

Re: Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)? Katadyn Vario?
Very possible - Whomever I talked to when I made the permit reservation 2 weeks ago actually said she had just been in the canyon that weekend, and water was flowing everywhere (she said it was fro...

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 08, 11:23am

Grand Gulch (Cedar Mesa, UT)
Great advice - thank you. It sounds like that Katadyn is the way to go - very glad to know it has a cleanable prefilter, as that will likely be essential. I originally planned to do Kane to ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Guld (Cedar Mesa, UT) pre-planning questions
April 08, 11:17am

Re: Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)? Katadyn Vario?
So from another thread (thanks Billy!) the Katadyn Vario was recommended - bulky, but sounds like it might be the best option?

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 08, 11:03am

Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
I'm heading out for 4 days in Grand Gulch - in the Cedar Mesa area of UT. I've always used aquamira or a steripen in my backpacking history - but the water here is going to have more sedime...

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 08, 10:58am

Grand Gulch (Cedar Mesa, UT) pre-planning questions
Looking for some advice from anyone that has done a trek into Grand Gulch as I'm getting my gear together for 4 days next week in the canyon. Trying to decide if I should bring my Golite Chr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Guld (Cedar Mesa, UT) pre-planning questions
April 06, 1:47pm

Re: REI div, and female sleeping bags....
I have this sleeping bag (a few years older model) - and I love it. I sleep cold, and I have never been cold a single night in this bag (used it last Sept on the JMT, and had nights down around 20 ...

In GEAR » REI div, and female sleeping bags....
March 30, 10:09am

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