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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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All Forum Posts by Steve S

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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

Re: Re: Onion Valley - Independence re-supply
A part of me has been leaning towards what you mentioned with regards to leaveing MTR with 8 days of food. We are taking our time on the N section, in fact we are coming in via Rush Cr, bypassing L...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley - Independence re-supply
June 11, 5:01pm

Re: Re: Onion Valley - Independence re-supply
yeah, I hiked it two years ago to reach Roads end for my SHR hike, and I can't imagine it being that efficient. I keep thinking my son will do 10-12 mi a day pretty easily, but I its an unknown...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley - Independence re-supply
June 11, 3:19pm

Onion Valley - Independence re-supply
Trying to figure out the most efficient way to get thru the last 100+ miles of the JMT with my son. We will be re-supplying at Muir Trail Ranch, but then there is a considerable distance to Whitney...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley - Independence re-supply
June 11, 2:19pm

JMT Permit options
With our spur of the moment decision to take off and go do the JMT, my son and I are debating where to start. Coming in from the East from Idaho, I wasn't planning on going into the valley and ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Permit options
June 06, 4:24pm

Re: I need a JMT partner
My son and I are starting on the 8 or 9th out of either TM or Rush Creek, if that could help or be an option for you....

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » I need a JMT partner
June 06, 4:13pm

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