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Taking a break
We'd just come up into the Enchantments via Aasgard Pass and decided to take a break in the Upper Enchantments. That was water we never filtered back in the 70's. Check out the orange MSR thunderbird iceaxe. I still have that ice axe although I use a Raven Pro today (1/3rd the weight).

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silversummitFilters! Heck no!

silversummit

Voted 10/10

We rarely treated our water either. Once in awhile (Here she goes again, talking about the good 'ole days.......) we dropped clorox into our water or boiled it but that was only if it "looked" dirty!
Posted Dec 16, 2009 7:45 pm

lcarreauWhen I was a boy scout

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

growing up in Utah, we were told to boil our
water.

I ended up doing that twice in the Cascades.
Majority of the time, I just looked for the
closest waterfall and drank to my heart's
content.
Posted Dec 16, 2009 9:42 pm

DeanRe: When I was a boy scout

Dean

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The problem with giardia probably was brought to our attention in the late 80's, particularly in the Cascades. I can't speak about other ranges or areas but the impact of more and more people increased the incidence.
The Enchantments for example, were being loved to death and people just didn't do a very good job of digging good cat holes.
Most of us decided to start filtering instead of risking giardia. Sad..
Posted Dec 16, 2009 9:50 pm

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