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    That’s a neat idea!

    That’s a neat idea!
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    If she would like, check the mileage of doing the...

    If she would like, check the mileage of doing the east end of Miner's Beach to Mosquito, it IS a much prettier hike. Otherwise, still trying to up the prettiness factor, take the side loop to...
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    I hope it’s nervous excitement and not...

    I hope it’s nervous excitement and not apprehension. That wounds like a great trip, with beautiful sites. Each campsite has some really nice attributes.

    I likely already mentioned having...
  4. Thread: Wild life !

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    I hike in Yellowstone regularly. There are a few...

    I hike in Yellowstone regularly. There are a few areas I won’t hike in, in August, because the bison are in rut. They are nuts at that time, and it’s just not worth it, so I pick a different area...
  5. It looks really pretty.

    It looks really pretty.
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    Thanks for explaining that. I had gotten to the...

    Thanks for explaining that. I had gotten to the backcountry option, but abandoned it when I’d need to fill in the group size. (Commitment is hard.)
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    I took a peek at the system. That is confusing. ...

    I took a peek at the system. That is confusing. After finding what you found, I did a search for one of the backcountry campsites... benchmark. A page came up with pictures of the Benchmark...
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    I laughed out loud at that. Your lawyer skills...

    I laughed out loud at that. Your lawyer skills would surely keep her out of jail. Dang I miss her bread, and even more, her meatloaf. That should have been illegal because it was so good. Back to...
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    My grandmother made it in Iowa, and she didn’t go...

    My grandmother made it in Iowa, and she didn’t go to jail, so I think it is legal to make it outside of Boston. I had a can of brown bread on my first backpacking trip. We were headed to Mount Le...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    I second the recommendation of a hood. I even...

    I second the recommendation of a hood. I even use mine in the summer in the high mountains, and that attached hood makes such a difference when it’s chilly and there’s a breeze.
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    I live near Yellowstone, and go as often as I...

    I live near Yellowstone, and go as often as I can. There is no single hike that “is” Yellowstone. When people come to visit me, I recommend that they see the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone, a...
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    I hope you do get the sites you want, but if you...

    I hope you do get the sites you want, but if you don’t, they’re all pretty good, in one way or another. You know, just thinking out loud, if you wanted to, instead of hiking from 7 mile directly to...
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    You’re welcome. :-)

    You’re welcome. :-)
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    If you can’t find one, somehow, you could...

    If you can’t find one, somehow, you could potentially get a big-sh tarp. Maybe one of those winter-wonderland type tarps that have doors. You could have a palace between your tent and your tarp.
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    JNI64, no Metallica for me, but I bring earplugs....

    JNI64, no Metallica for me, but I bring earplugs. Yellowstone... geysers, thermal springs, waterfalls, we’ve got it. Also cougars, bobcats, elk, grizzlies, black bears, and bison. I’ve only heard...
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    The group site is only for groups, so unless...

    The group site is only for groups, so unless you’re taking six or more friends, that one’s out. Both of the alternates are nice. Your wife can only drive within about two miles of those sites. ...
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    JNI64, I’ll show you around some spots in...

    JNI64, I’ll show you around some spots in Yellowstone if you’ll show me around the Dolly Sods. :-) I’ve always heard about the place, just never gotten there. You make it sound really interesting.
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    I’ll keep you in mind, PennyPincher. I’ll be...

    I’ll keep you in mind, PennyPincher. I’ll be thinking about what I’d like to do during the winter. So maybe next spring...
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    I never saw a lot of pink lady slippers in PR,...

    I never saw a lot of pink lady slippers in PR, but in June, I usually saw some, in dry open areas, under big pine trees. I think they were earlier, but in wet areas there were always marsh marigolds,...
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    The book came today, Lonehiker. Thank you! ...

    The book came today, Lonehiker. Thank you! Pringles
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    The county has a shuttle bus that you can...

    The county has a shuttle bus that you can schedule. Google Altran Pictured Rocks shuttle. They will go to more places now, than when I was there. The road has been improved a lot, and they’re...
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    Odd Man Out’s suggestions are correct. If...

    Odd Man Out’s suggestions are correct.

    If you could do #1 and add a night at a site like Coves, your mileage would probably make you happier.

    In general, it seems like you want lower...
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    “Better” is a personal choice. If it works in...

    “Better” is a personal choice. If it works in your system, then it’s better for you. Yay!
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    I have an XLite and an XTherm, and fairly...

    I have an XLite and an XTherm, and fairly recently bought an Exped, though I don’t remember what model. They’re all closer to two hundred dollars than one hundred. They are all the wide versions,...
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