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by HoustonHiker
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Campground Reservations
Replies: 22
Views: 4359

Re: Campground Reservations

*** The Many Glacier Campground is hard-sided camping only due to bear activity *** ***The upper loop of Rising Sun Campground is closed due to bear activity.**** Many Glacier CG has been hard sided camping only for at least a week now. That might cause problems for those visiting the park soon. You...
by HoustonHiker
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An Epic & Bearish Traverse
Replies: 33
Views: 9537

Re: An Epic & Bearish Traverse

Tim, it was great to meet you and Laura. The logistics and trip plan execution (rides, rental car swaps, food caching, etc.) of the regulars here is exceptional! Your advice to skip Bear Mountain in favor of Margaret Lake was good as well. On the way to MOL, I crossed paths again with a couple guys ...
by HoustonHiker
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Favorite backpacking recipes and food for the Trail
Topic: Happy hour drinks
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Happy hour drinks

I usually bring cans of beer for happy hour in the backcountry. I was thinking of trying margaritas as an alternative for my trips next month 1/4 cup tequila 1/3 cup cold water 6 packets True Lime powder 4 packets True Orange powder 1 tsp agave nectar Do you have a drink of choice in the backcountry...
by HoustonHiker
Mon May 22, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Waterton Park..
Topic: Parking in Waterton - 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Re: Parking in Waterton - 2017

teapot57 wrote:
But if there's a separate charge for parking your car there apart from the Parks Canada entry fee, I do not know.
If I recall correctly, given that I was just passing through Waterton, they only charged me for one day entry. No extra fee for parking.
by HoustonHiker
Sat May 20, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Waterton Park..
Topic: Parking in Waterton - 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Re: Parking in Waterton - 2017

Hey Scott, I had no problems parking a car in Waterton for three days last summer during my BC trip from Goat Haunt. You need to display a receipt they print at the entrance station on your windshield with the dates your car will be parked there. I parked on Waterton Ave in the cul-de-sac near the B...
by HoustonHiker
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Bowman Lake to Kintla Lake, or vice versa
Replies: 8
Views: 3674

Re: Bowman Lake to Kintla Lake, or vice versa

I looked into this route for my first trip to Glacier this past August. I settled on a 3 day, 2 night out and back from Waterton staying a night at BOU and then HOL. You do need a passport but you still have time to get one (if you do not already have one) and this is the shortest route to the highl...
by HoustonHiker
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Backpacking Gear and Such
Topic: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?
Replies: 64
Views: 20943

Re: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?

isleroyaleguy wrote:Last year for us it was the Alight Mayfly camp chair. It was the first thing we would grab for when we got into camp.
I really like the REI Flex Lite chair. I only take it car camping, on short backpacks, or to music festivals but it is surprisingly comfortable and lightweight.
by HoustonHiker
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Backpacking Gear and Such
Topic: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?
Replies: 64
Views: 20943

Re: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?

I'm on my 3rd pair of Salomon Quest 4D II GTX boots. Heff936 told me about them a few years ago. They aren't heavy compared to the leather Asolos I had before. Pete, my weight comparison of the Salomon to what some consider a trail running shoe is completely unfair. Here's a good choice for you Tin...
by HoustonHiker
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Backpacking Gear and Such
Topic: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?
Replies: 64
Views: 20943

Re: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?

I bought some Salomon Quest 4 II GTX boots. I took them on their first 5 mile hike in the park yesterday and they were quite comfortable. Though they are heavy compared to the TNF Ultra 109's I have been using.
by HoustonHiker
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Backpacking Gear and Such
Topic: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?
Replies: 64
Views: 20943

Re: So what new piece of gear have you purchased lately?

My most recent purchase was not for me, but for my son. We got him an Osprey Exos 48 pack. I use the Exos 58 and really like it. It weighs half what most packs weigh and even the 55L small size swallows a hard sided bear canister. I wish the shoulder strap padding extended an inch or two longer to ...
by HoustonHiker
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Lodging
Topic: Sperry Chalet or Rising Sun?
Replies: 14
Views: 4905

Re: Sperry Chalet or Rising Sun?

I would like to apologize to HoustonHiker--Andrew for hijacking his thread on where to stay. Andrew, it's all in the interest of me/us trying our best to give you some ideas on having a terrific, FUN visit out here. I hope you know that. Keep thinking and planning. It'll make your visit that much b...
by HoustonHiker
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Lodging
Topic: Sperry Chalet or Rising Sun?
Replies: 14
Views: 4905

Re: Sperry Chalet or Rising Sun?

I like the wildlife shots, too. Goats crack me up. If that goat standing in the middle of the trail could do it, he'd be giving you the middle finger. 8)
by HoustonHiker
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Lodging
Topic: Sperry Chalet or Rising Sun?
Replies: 14
Views: 4905

Re: Sperry Chalet or Rising Sun?

I just watched the video and that looks like a GREAT hike, Pete! I will definitely plan on doing that one with Siyeh Pass as a plan B.

Andrew
by HoustonHiker
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Lodging
Topic: Sperry Chalet or Rising Sun?
Replies: 14
Views: 4905

Re: Sperry Chalet or Rising Sun?

Than looks like a nice destination, Pete. Is the route fairly easy to find and fairly safe?

My Gaia GPS app shows publicized routes to Hidden Lake, Mt Reynolds, and a third destination. Is Dragon's Tail southwest of Mount Reynolds and slightly southeast of Hidden Lake?
by HoustonHiker
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Solar Eclipse
Replies: 12
Views: 4873

Re: Solar Eclipse

While apparently not nearly as awesome as a total eclipse, this seems like a pretty cool thing to experience if you are in Glacier on August 21.

Andrew