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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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JMT 2013
Well it looks like I've bitten the bullet and decided that my soon to be 17 year old son and I are going to do the JMT together this year! This is a dream come true for me to have him along! Ou...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » John Muir Trail 2013
May 15, 9:34pm

Re: permits
Looking at the trail reports, looks like every day for July is booked. So I am pretty much committed to trying for a walk up permit. Does the Nelson Lake access fall under the TM quotas? That wo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » more JMT permit questions
May 05, 1:43pm

more JMT permit questions
I just found out that I will have a block of time free starting about the 7-8 of July. I threw out to my 17 year old son that we should do a long hike. So in the matter of a minute or two we decide...

In Pre-Trip Planning » more JMT permit questions
May 04, 7:27pm

Re: FS: Marmot Zeus
do you still have the Zeus jacket for sale?

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Zeus, John Muir "HIKE" T-Shirt, Flask, Rain Cover, Camp Shower
April 30, 8:51pm

Kudos for the Litemax
I've been using a Litemax for the last two seasons, and I've nothing but praise for it. On the SHR I used one small cannister for 8 days, boiling water once each morning, and once each nigh...

In GEAR » Upright canister stoves
April 06, 7:09pm

Boise area
Living outside of Boise, I can only snicker a bit for those who live elsewhere. There are plenty of great spots to live in, and we are just fortunate that the Boise area rocks. The town has any and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Boise area: Visit or Reside?
March 28, 9:31pm

eastern access
Cool info on some great hiking ideas. Coming in from the east, I really like the ability to basically find an access trail, and then make that my start/finish point on the loop. That could save a t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
February 23, 10:14am

Stupid Light, stupid heavy; 4.5lbs ... and the SHR
Its been two summers since I did a long section of the SHR. My training and prep, gear selection, food prep, and actual experience after coming back were quite a bit different than from my original...

In Philosophy & Technique » Four Point Five Pounds.
February 08, 12:34am

where are the idahoans?
wow, where are all the potato people.... well, good news is I don't see anyone on the trails.... :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Member Map
February 06, 8:01pm

Re: Hot bottles
Greg, I don't think that the hot water bottles readily pushed clean thru to persperation, but more so they were an avenue to up core temps. While climbing all day, even with paying attention t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Challenging weather- how would you handle this situation?
February 06, 7:46pm

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