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by joybird
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Bull Trout
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Bull Trout

What a cool story.

I always appreciate your MT news postings like this, Lyman. Thanks.
by joybird
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Latest 2020 Season Opening News
Replies: 174
Views: 12868

Re: Latest 2020 Season Opening News

risingwolf wrote: So far there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the reservation.
That's good to hear. For their sake, let's hope it stays that way.
by joybird
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sad News - David Parker has passed away
Replies: 40
Views: 7167

Re: Sad News - David Parker has passed away

Yay Chatters! Y'all rock. :arrow:

And thank YOU, Debby.
by joybird
Sun May 31, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sad News - David Parker has passed away
Replies: 40
Views: 7167

Re: Sad News - David Parker has passed away

Debby, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. And of the loss to all who knew and cared about Dave. I never met Dave. Indeed, I don't believe I ever had a single direct interaction with him. However, by creating and hosting this site, he profoundly touched my life, and made it immeasurably better. For ...
by joybird
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: NPS closures and alerts
Replies: 11
Views: 1318

Re: NPS closures and alerts

And now it looks like the whole park may be closing... https://flatheadbeacon.com/2020/03/25/bullock-requests-closure-glacier-national-park-amid-covid-19-concerns/ "In Whitefish, whose tourism-based economy is largely dependent on visitation to Glacier National Park, Mayor John Muhlfeld minced no wo...
by joybird
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Backpacking Gear and Such
Topic: Sleeping pads for the vertically challenged
Replies: 12
Views: 5508

Re: Sleeping pads for the vertically challenged

Thanks for sharing that, Teapot.

The pictures not only help make the concept a little less scary, but seeing the radiant barrier inside also gave me an "aha!" moment about the importance of always using your insulated sleeping pad with the correct side facing up! (Duh.)
by joybird
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Bad Visitor Behavior at GNP
Replies: 16
Views: 2359

Re: Bad Visitor Behavior at GNP

I did find a bag of trash in Glacier once that had a receipt from a park hotel in it, with the drivers license number and address in it of those who left it, I packed it up and I sent it back to them in Manitoba, I am sure they were surprised when they opened that box! Oooh! God Bless You, Dave! :D
by joybird
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Backpacking Gear and Such
Topic: Tent Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Tent Problems

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Big Agnes Copper Spur 1-person tent. It is the older, slightly heavier (but IMO much more functional) model with a small, zippered pass-through that lets you stay inside the tent and reach out the non-door side to access gear stored under the fly. It totally rocks! But, after sev...
by joybird
Tue May 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Recreation Access Display (RAD)
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: Recreation Access Display (RAD)

Thanks for sharing this.

Unfortunately, I got an error message; looks like the link has been changed... :roll:

Try this one instead now:

https://www.nps.gov/applications/glac/dashboard/v1.3.2/
by joybird
Tue May 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Backpacking Gear and Such
Topic: Sleeping pads for the vertically challenged
Replies: 12
Views: 5508

Re: Sleeping pads for the vertically challenged

What a cool idea! I never would have thought of that. And even if I had, I doubt I’d have had the guts to try it. Yay you! 8)

Do let us know how it holds up!
by joybird
Wed May 01, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Backcountry Permits
Topic: 2019 Backcountry Permits
Replies: 150
Views: 18392

Re: 2019 Backcountry Permits

I had actually been playing with the idea using mylar, but I hadn't thought about making sure that it won't trap water. Good point. Maybe I'll make a bottomless mylar bell-like thing over my dry sack. Allowing for a bit of air between it and the stuff sack will also help with keeping the stuff sack ...
by joybird
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Backpacking Gear and Such
Topic: Sleeping pads for the vertically challenged
Replies: 12
Views: 5508

Re: Sleeping pads for the vertically challenged

I use a Big Agnes Q-core SLX in the petite size (66" x 20"). One of the really nice things about the shorter length (in addition to less weight and a smaller packed size) is that I can lie my backpack flat at the foot of my tent without the pad getting in the way. No more problems with the pack pres...
by joybird
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Backcountry Permits
Topic: 2019 Backcountry Permits
Replies: 150
Views: 18392

Re: 2019 Backcountry Permits

My son and I did St Mary's to Two Medicine last year and stayed the first night at REF. From what I recall, Red Eagle Foot (REF), Atlantic Creek (ATL), and Morning Star Lake (MOR) all had bear poles for hanging food bags.... I'd imagine it's a pole setup as well since all of the others in that area...
by joybird
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Backcountry Permits
Topic: 2019 Backcountry Permits
Replies: 150
Views: 18392

Re: 2019 Backcountry Permits

I finally got my permit a few days ago! Though I had given them a huge window (July 23 - Sept 5), I had just about given up hope... My goal was to finally explore the beautiful drainage north of Triple Divide Pass, and now it looks like I'll have my chance! :arrow: REH-REH-ATL-REF-REY-GUN The route ...
by joybird
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Backcountry Permits
Topic: 2019 Backcountry Permits
Replies: 150
Views: 18392

Re: 2019 Backcountry Permits

Sigh. I needed to hear this. You give me hope... Thanks so much for posting!

And congratulations on getting what you wanted! :arrow: