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Old 02-13-2018, 11:07 AM   #1
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Topping off water bottle with snow

Looking at Nippletop => Dial. Long day of hiking. Was going over my water options and thought instead of carrying four liters I could carry 2 and simply scoop some snow into nalgene after each water stop. And carry fuel. I have a steripen so can purify. I was just picturing the usual resupply spots (Gill Brook) and picture thin ice over swift water. Would welcome any thoughts.

I have read the atmospheric pollution thread as well as some great ones on winter thru hikes of NLPT.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:21 AM   #2
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Was up there this weekend and there are some spots where you can get at moving water, but they may freeze over if it gets cold again, so you may be able to top off in the brook. Should be plenty of snow around to melt if you're going soon.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thank you

Heading up Fri evening, forecast for Keene Valley puts it at -1F over Fri night with a high of 26F on Sat. So I am sort of hoping things freeze up nicely and we can avoid sloshing on the trails.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:20 PM   #4
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If you need to break up ice can you do it without falling in? And if you leave some water in the bottles it may help 'dissolve/melt' any snow you put in. And of course if you melt snow start with some water in the pot or the pot burns. Have fun.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:50 PM   #5
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You can top off your water bottles with snow and put inside you jacket to melt. It takes awhile, but it works. I always went with wide-mouth bottles as the neck takes longer to freeze. Also takes longer to freeze if you turn upside down.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:02 PM   #6
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I hear yellow snow works best.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:18 PM   #7
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I hear yellow snow works best.

Or, leave out the snow
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:31 PM   #8
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For Dial-Nip-Colvin-Blake in winter I usually go through about 1/2 to 3/4 of a quart. 4 quarts seems extremely high. But, everyone is different in their requiremnts.

You can fill the nalgenes at home with boiling water, put them in cozies and then put the cozies in a cooler. On the trail when you add snow the still-hot water will quickly melt it.

You can get water out of Gill brook if you need to and of course that is much better than snow.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:00 AM   #10
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Thanks folks.

Yes, we can preheat the water a bit. Good idea. The warming in the jacket too.

Yes, I drink LOTS of water and will pay attention to Gil Brook for a fill up spot.

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