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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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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

hot water bottles
I was thinking about your trip comments today at work, and realized that being an old timer, we used to use the hot water bottle trick regularly on winter climbing trips. We were always wet, cold, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Challenging weather- how would you handle this situation?
February 05, 5:20pm

other routes
dang, wish I'd seen this earlier! I did a variation from the standard route years ago, and we incorporated much more of the ridge, and lots of mixed terrain... anyway, hope your time was sucessful

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Citlaltepetl/Orizaba - Chichimeco Ridge
January 12, 8:50pm

Denali Dreams
well, sounds like you have caught the bug for sure! After 35 yrs of climbing, 5 trips above 16k and two aborted Denali trips, I would throw out some simple advice. Go for it. Climbing in the 70'...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Learning to climb Denali
January 12, 8:45pm

Teton High Adventure Route
So have you heard of the Teton High Adventure Route? I've read a few blurbs on this route, and would really like to learn a bit more. Here is a write up that offers more.... http://www.bac...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Teton Crest Trail
January 09, 8:14pm

8 days
I was able to get 8 days worth of food into my Jam without any trouble, and that included a Solo bearikade as well. Its all about prep... Its not difficult, and I believe that I could have pushed ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » weeks worth of food?
January 07, 7:49pm

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