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Richard Lyon (richardglyon) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Bridger Mountains
About Me I backback most frequently in the Rockies, and most often take three-day trips. Over the past fifteen years I've served as a Forest Service volunteer in Wyoming and Montana, doing trail maintenance. As I get older I'm always looking for ways to lighten my pack load but I'm far from ultralight. I especially like base camp trips, with day hikes from a fixed camp.

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All Forum Posts by Richard Lyon

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Illegal campfires
### At some stage it ceases to be 'clueless' and becomes 'criminal'. ### It's criminal whether the offender is clueless or not. As I noted earlier a fine will ordinarily clue...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Did you have an illegal campfire this weekend or recently?
September 10, 8:25am

Illegal campfires
A truly serious problem when the fire danger is High or Extreme, really anytime. In my long experience in the Northern Rockies, often working with the Forest Service or Park Service, I think the il...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Did you have an illegal campfire this weekend or recently?
September 07, 7:04pm

Saivo for car camping
Doug, The Saivo is a beast but I agree with the prior post that you and a full-size camp chair would be a very tight fit. Probably work with one of the smaller beach-type chairs. I have an old B...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
August 21, 3:54pm

Bozeman flies
I recommend Rivers Edge in Bozeman and Dan Bailey's in Livingston if you are passing through either of those towns.

In Fishing » Yellowstone Area Fly Shops
August 20, 11:23am

Yellowstone at short notice
David's suggestions are all good; I especially like the Bechler route, which is probably dry enough to do now. Call the backcountry office at 307-344-2160. They can help you with campsite avail...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need some Yellowstone help
August 20, 8:19am

Warmlite v. Hilleberg
I think in the PNW you would be much better off with a Hilleberg for three-season use. The Warmlite is a great - and remarkably lightweight - tent but I've had condensation issues even in the d...

In GEAR » 2-person tent suggestions for PNW alpine conditions
August 16, 7:24am

Yellowstone Flies
David, If you're entering the Park from Gardiner, your best bet is Richard Parks [Parks' Fly Shop, I think] in that town. If you're going in through West Yellowstone, Craig Matthews ...

In Fishing » Yellowstone Area Fly Shops
August 08, 11:36am

Teton Crest in September
K K, the answer to your question is "yes" - weather could be any of your three alternatives. Or all on the same hike. Most like shoulder season weather, the best time of year for the trip...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Teton Crest Trail
July 24, 6:43am

Cooking fish
Megan, Small trout are very easy with a Jetboil system including fry pan using your second method, which is really simple sauteing. Any frying pan will work but the Jetboil Fry Pan has a heat ex...

In Fishing » Cooking fish with UL Pot and UL Stove - Sadly no fires.
July 22, 8:34am

September in Montana
Craig, To answer your question, you might consider the Bechler, Thorofare, or Gallatin Crest regions in Yellowstone Park [actually in Wyoming/Idaho but we Montanans treat it as part of our state...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Montana Backpacking Trip Planning- Questions
July 15, 8:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Lyon

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Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada)
I like the MEC-branded stuff that I've bought. Prices for Canadian-made clothing are very low considering high quality and materials (check out their merino base layer items especially). Easy to ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 14, 5:21pm

Patagonia Wool 2 Turtleneck
While I couldn't find a fabric weight on Patagonia's website, I think this is the lightest weight wool base layer I own. (I also have tops from Ibex and MEC and Skin 200 Leggings from Icebreak...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 13, 2:19pm

Lazr NANO Titanium Tent Stakes
I love 'em - easy to drive in, very strong, and much lighter (and take up less room) than standard issue stakes on most tents. I used only these stakes on a high profile tent in a windy corner of ...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 16, 10:58am

ULA Catalyst
I'm just recently migrating to lighter loads and this pack saved just over four pounds over my regular expedition pack. Per ULA owner Brian Frankel, with the XL frame size my torso requires its ca...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 16, 10:48am

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
Just list the positives: annual dividend; no shipping charges if you have it shipped to the store, big inventory, easy-to-navigate website, great clearance sales, very friendly to outdoor groups, no-q...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 02, 3:24pm

ULA Equipment
I like this company. I like Brian. I prefer dealing with small companies. I really like my new Catalyst. My only problems were service-related. After an order acknowledgment promising 1-2 weeks there ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 02, 3:12pm

Nunatak SkahaPlus
I submitted a detailed report on the Skaha Plus to that I'll summarize here. I really like the simplicity of this sweater, and the kangaroo pocket is as good as zippered pockets f...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 06, 10:02am

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Unless I plan on catching fish the Jetboil is perfect for me - compact, reliable, and quick. The original rig is for boiling only and has a 500 ml/2 cup capacity, which limits its use to one person. ...

In Stoves - Canister
November 23, 8:02am