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Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   02-02-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By dpdp
ACC hut dishwashing?

This is a really random question and I wasn't sure where to put it...

I remember staying in the Wates-Gibson ACC hut and there was a specific protocol for washing dishes, I guess to minimize grey...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   01-01-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 24,244
Posted By dpdp
Anyone know when the permits are going to be...

Anyone know when the permits are going to be available this year? (Their website says January 2021 in one place, and that they'll decide early 2021 in another place)
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   10-20-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By dpdp
Has anyone used REI Flash Air 2 tent

I'm looking for a new, lightweight 2 person tent and this one has a good weight and price. It seems to be new on the market, does anyone have personal experience using it?
Another tent with similar...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   10-17-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By dpdp
Recommendations for replacing big 3 gear items

I wrote a longer post but figured it wouldn’t get read so here’s a short version.

My big 3 are 6.1kg (13.5lbs) and I figure I can get it down to 2.5-3kg (5.5-6.5lbs) if I replace my old gear....
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   10-07-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,333
Posted By dpdp
Jeff78 did you end up looping back to Cline River...

Jeff78 did you end up looping back to Cline River from Valley of the Lakes via McDonald Creek? Anyone on this thread know if there is more info about that possible route somewhere?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-30-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By dpdp
Kokanee75 thanks for letting me know about those...

Kokanee75 thanks for letting me know about those jackets! They look a bit pricey but also more versatile than down and not much heavier.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-20-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By dpdp
Thanks for all the advice. CEB I'll check out the...

Thanks for all the advice. CEB I'll check out the Houdini as well.

esmeadows, I'd be quite happy with a 20lb base weight and 40lbs total for a weeklong trip.


Agreed. I like that there is...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-18-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By dpdp
russellcoffin thanks for the advice! I'll look...

russellcoffin thanks for the advice! I'll look for a lightweight puffy for summer and check out some cheap windjackets.

ashi Good point. I didn't mean that I would try to lose it right before...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-15-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By dpdp
russellcoffin thanks for the tips! I like the two...

russellcoffin thanks for the tips! I like the two layer option - light fleece with light jacket over it. I've been using my rain jacket for this, is there a big difference when using a wind jacket?
...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-14-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By dpdp
Thanks for the detailed reply CEB. Most of my...

Thanks for the detailed reply CEB. Most of my gear is from the setup I settled on when I first started camping. I think I got lucky in that what I started out with just worked really well for me, so...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-13-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By dpdp
Thanks again! I will invest in the lighter weight...

Thanks again! I will invest in the lighter weight one - will keep an eye out for sales.
15lbs base weight seems good, I'm definitely over that. I still overpack a little on clothes and more on food,...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-11-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By dpdp
Thanks for the responses! Good to hear the low...

Thanks for the responses! Good to hear the low cost costco one is probably good enough.

Re temp - with my old fleece it was also mostly for after arriving in camp or before heading out in the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-10-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By dpdp
Warm layer + Big 3 gear recommendation

The zipper on my trusted fleece is shot beyond repair. Should I replace with another fleece or go for one of those down "puffies" (never worn one before)?

Need a warm layer good enough for a May /...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   08-31-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By dpdp
Thanks for that last comment, I'm hoping to be...

Thanks for that last comment, I'm hoping to be able to do a 5-6 day trip in the area when I get the chance (after covid I guess....).
My dad and brother day-hiked to the tarn last week and I think...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   08-18-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By dpdp
Amazing! Great pictures, and looks like you had...

Amazing! Great pictures, and looks like you had good weather for it.

Would you say extending loop through kananaskis passes is 3 days or 4?
Forum: Canadian Rockies   08-10-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By dpdp
Thanks for the great trip report and amazing...

Thanks for the great trip report and amazing pictures! I've done Nigel Pass as a day hike, but now I want to get back there for a multi-day trip.
I have a few questions:

- Do you think this area...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   07-29-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By dpdp
Amazing! Looking forward to hearing more in your...

Amazing! Looking forward to hearing more in your next posts.
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   07-07-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By dpdp
When are you planning on going? Unless it's in...

When are you planning on going? Unless it's in the near future I wouldn't worry about current conditions.
Note that PC is extremely conservative and their ideal would be for no one to hike - their...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-30-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,987
Posted By dpdp
Thanks JHector sounds like a good idea!

Thanks JHector sounds like a good idea!
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-26-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,987
Posted By dpdp
No - in Ontario, try to get out to the Rockies at...

No - in Ontario, try to get out to the Rockies at least once every year for my sanity...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-25-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,987
Posted By dpdp
Kokanee75 thanks for that! I will book and then...

Kokanee75 thanks for that! I will book and then probably change as you suggest (or cancel if inter-provincial travel is not possible).

I don't know anything about the Skoki area, is it worth...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-24-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,987
Posted By dpdp
Still trying to figure out a potential itinerary...

Still trying to figure out a potential itinerary for a trip at the end of august (assuming inter-province travel will be allowed...). On Rockwall trail Helmet Falls is booked up. What do people think...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-14-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,328
Posted By dpdp
From what I can tell - BC parks camping is only...

From what I can tell - BC parks camping is only available for BC residents and Alberta parks camping is only available for Alberta residents this summer.
Can anyone confirm?
I guess the rest of us...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-05-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,987
Posted By dpdp
Thanks esmeadows! - I've seen parts of that video...

Thanks esmeadows! - I've seen parts of that video before, trail looks good, but I think we'll try to find something with more high altitude and views.

kellymcdonald78 thanks for that suggestion!...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-03-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,987
Posted By dpdp
Thanks for all the previous responses and...

Thanks for all the previous responses and suggestions. I wanted to get thoughts on two areas that I saw are currently available for booking.

1) Banff: There are still a lot of sites available in...
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