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Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Yellowstone in Winter: An Igloo Traverse in America's Oldest National Park on 04/22/2008 20:52:06 MDT Print View

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Yellowstone in Winter: An Igloo Traverse in America's Oldest National Park

Martin Rye
(rye1966) - F

Locale: UK
Re: Yellowstone in Winter: An Igloo Traverse in America's Oldest National Park on 04/23/2008 11:28:54 MDT Print View

Pure adventure in a unique landscape. I have enjoyed reading Chris Townsend's books and articles in the TGO magazine for several years. This is typical of his Good writing and excellent photography. I am sure others will enjoy finding out about his superb knowledge of equipment, photography and all things outdoors as he contributes to BPL.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Yellowstone in Winter: An Igloo Traverse in America's Oldest National Park on 04/23/2008 21:03:04 MDT Print View

Just before noon on April 22, RJ posts:

It will take a little time to bring Chris up to speed with our editorial process

This article appears about 11 hours later. Apparently Chris is a quick study, he-he.

Nice work too! Makes me anxious for next winter when I can get back to building skills (some gear too) for not-so-heavy winter travel.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Yellowstone in Winter: An Igloo Traverse in America's Oldest National Park on 04/24/2008 08:53:18 MDT Print View

Nice article and pictures. Igloo living! Extremely cool.

It would have been great to see a video of the team's hunt for the sausage stealing fox. : )

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: Re: Yellowstone in Winter: An Igloo Traverse in America's Oldest National Park on 04/26/2008 22:14:34 MDT Print View

Ahh... Wonderful trip, excellent article, and beautiful pictures! This winter I built two igloos with my new Icebox tool and I can't wait to get out for a multi-day igloo trip in the future.

Thanks for showing the possibilities!

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Yellowstone in Winter: An Igloo Traverse in America's Oldest National Park on 04/29/2008 15:34:24 MDT Print View

Very enjoyable read. I haven't built a real igloo before, but would love to tackle the project one day...they make it look so easy!

Chris Townsend
(Christownsend) - MLife

Locale: Cairngorms National Park
Yellowstone in Winter on 04/29/2008 15:41:01 MDT Print View

Thanks for the comments everybody. I appreciate it.

Igloos are great and "relatively" easy to build!

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Yellowstone in Winter: An Igloo Traverse in America's Oldest National Park on 06/20/2008 17:39:01 MDT Print View

Chris, Ryan J or anyone else who might have winter Yellowstone experience.

I have a friend who's MN camping season started in October and ended in April ... he refuses to tolerate perspiration and biting insects.

He moved west this spring and I figured Chris's article would interest him. But apparently he dislikes snowmobiles as much as skeeters.

Is it possible to get out of hearing range of those winter pests? If so, how far/high would we have to travel?

Edited by jcolten on 06/20/2008 17:39:45 MDT.

Ed Huesers
(iglooed) - MLife
Noise in Yellowstone on 06/20/2008 17:49:05 MDT Print View

You only need to get just past the top of the hills. Most hills are 300 to 500 ft. tall. Around the corner in a canyon would probable work to. There's lots of trees so there isn't much of an echo. I found the exhaust fans from the kitchen at the Snow Lodge to be more annoying. They ran late into the night.