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Steve S (idahosteve) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Idaho
About Me Left the climbing arena recently, and am now lightening my load in anticipation of wandering all over the high country!
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Re: reply
I'm not familiar with either of those routes, but regardless, you will be able to scramble around there and summit. The area is pretty awesome. Fire restrictions have gone into effect around th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3-4 Nights in Sawtooths. Options? Tips?
July 31, 10:35am

Route details
Kevin, two things: your idea of moving cross country thru the NF of Baron is really really difficult. There is one small pass, and it is really hard to find and get over. The ridge here is almost v...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Sawtooth Loop (Grandjean to Grandjean)
July 28, 3:46pm

Re: Sierra Mosquitos
Just finished the JMT from Rush Cr to Whitney Portal, July 8-23.... bugs went from a few, to nil .... never took the head net out of the bag, used DEET very sporadically... great time to be in t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mosquitos
July 26, 8:46pm

Re: Re: SoBo JMT update
we had two thunderstorms, both intense, one almost life threatening. Both storms happened at night!? and were out of character... I was caught off guard as the sky was bluebird just two hours bef...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SoBp JMT update
July 25, 10:10pm

Current conversations with JMT hikers
I wanted to relay some interesting observations I had over the last 16 days on the JMT, with "traditional" hiking folks; ie bigger or more traditional packs etc. I was really surprised wi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
July 25, 7:39pm

SoBo JMT update
Hey everyone, Wanted to just put in a quick note as my son and I just finished a south bound JMT hike. We summitted Whitney on Tues morn, and are back in Idaho today, Thus. Some quick info as I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SoBp JMT update
July 25, 5:56pm

Re: 3-4 Nights in Sawtooths. Options? Tips?
that time of year is awesome. The bugs should be almost gone, if not gone due to a lower snow year. I would throw out two basic ideas. Redfish Lake to Cramer lakes, with a stopover at Saddleback La...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3-4 Nights in Sawtooths. Options? Tips?
June 21, 8:57pm

Re: re: Sawtooths and bears
You will not have to deal with bears in the Sawtooths. There are maybe two spots in the entire range that have bears on a regular basis, and if you are there, you are seriously lost and out of touc...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sawtooths July 5th thru 12th
June 21, 8:49pm

Re: How much does it cost to ship a ressuply box?
you typically have two choices. One, ship to a post office, and walk out/hitch out to pick it up. you pay the cost of postage. Two, you ship to a third party ie MTR and you pay for postage, and the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » How much does it cost to ship a ressuply box?
June 21, 8:36pm

Re: BPL trips out of Sale Lake City
I would be interested in that!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL trips out of Sale Lake City
June 20, 12:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Steve S

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Snow Peak LiteMax
I decided to go with the cannister stove out of familarity instead of alcohol. I'm a new UL user, transitioning from a technical climbing background. The old MSR gas stoves were our mainstay for m...

In Stoves - Canister
July 12, 8:39am