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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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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

Sawtooth update
There is snow still up high, but you can hike as far as Sawtooth Lake out of Iron Cr, with snow at the lake. Last night a skiff of snow in the valley floor, gone today, and possible couple of inche...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sawtooths 10 days from now?
June 14, 12:57pm

Re: Sawtooths 10 days from now?
I am planning on heading up there next week. There is still snow, but snow pack this year was at 71% of normal. The north face sections are always the hangups, this year no exception. I usually eit...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sawtooths 10 days from now?
June 14, 12:51pm

Oregon Desert Trail seriously bad a$$
Interesting? Hell, I live in this desert, have written a guidebook on it, and this gal is flat out incredible! This terrain is without a doubt some of the most inhospitable, brutal, tough, difficul...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sage Clegg, 33, of Bend aims to be first hiker to finish Oregon Desert Trail
June 14, 12:40pm

Jam fan
My wife is about the same size/ht as what you are talking about. I bought an older Jam 2 in SM, and its a perfect fit. I keep her weight down, and she is able to hike much more and much farther now...

In GEAR » Backpack for short girlfriend (5'2) 30-40L
June 11, 7:11pm

Re: I would do it in one stretch without re-supply
Thanks everyone for your feedback. I believe that more than anything its just a Dad being cautious and worried for his son. Most every scenario I can think of has run thru my mind, and your feedbac...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley - Independence re-supply
June 11, 6:36pm

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