Apr 22, 2008 at 7:52 pm #1228536
@ryanLocale: Rocky Mountains
Companion forum thread to:Apr 23, 2008 at 10:28 am #1429718
Martin RyeBPL Member
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.Apr 23, 2008 at 8:03 pm #1429863
Jim ColtenBPL Member
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.Apr 24, 2008 at 7:53 am #1429951
George MatthewsBPL Member
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. : )Apr 26, 2008 at 9:14 pm #1430346
Doug JohnsonBPL Member
@djohnsonLocale: Washington State
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!Apr 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm #1430760
Steven EvansBPL Member
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!Apr 29, 2008 at 2:41 pm #1430764
Chris TownsendBPL Member
@christownsendLocale: Cairngorms National Park
Thanks for the comments everybody. I appreciate it.
Igloos are great and "relatively" easy to build!Jun 20, 2008 at 4:39 pm #1439343
Jim ColtenBPL Member
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?Jun 20, 2008 at 4:49 pm #1439346
Ed HuesersBPL Member
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.
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