Sierra Designs Lightning 2 tent and Zissou 0 sleeping bag

Baxter, Zissou, and Me

Baxter, Zissou, and Me By M.R. Keating   We bookend trips with bourbon.  We just always have. Our arrival at Roaring Brook campground in Baxter[Read More…]

by October 12, 2017 0 comments Gear
Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 15 Dridown Review

Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 15 Dridown Review

Outside of a tent, any backpacker knows the heaviest, bulkiest item in the pack is the sleeping bag. I don’t particularly enjoy cramming my down[Read More…]

by July 26, 2017 0 comments Gear
KEYHOLE ® CAMERA AND BINOCULAR HARNESS SYSTEM – End the Hassle of  Carrying Optics while Backpacking

KEYHOLE ® CAMERA AND BINOCULAR HARNESS SYSTEM – End the Hassle of Carrying Optics while Backpacking

– Advertorial Carrying optics with the KEYHOLE ® Camera and Binocular Harness System means I don’t have to tackle the ‘must have’ and the ‘want’[Read More…]

by July 17, 2017 0 comments Gear
Loge at the Sands Opens as Newest Outdoor Recreational Spot in Westport

Loge at the Sands Opens as Newest Outdoor Recreational Spot in Westport

  It is no surprise that the Pacific Northwest is one of the most popular destinations for outdoor recreationalists. With the close proximity to mountains,[Read More…]

by June 13, 2017 0 comments Community
Giveaway: Win a two free night stay at Loge Camps in Westport, WA

Giveaway: Win a two free night stay at Loge Camps in Westport, WA

Winner will be announced June 16, 2017

by May 31, 2017 0 comments Community
Four New Pacific NW Outdoor Books for 2017

Four New Pacific NW Outdoor Books for 2017

FOUND By: Bree Loewen Publisher: Mountaineers Books Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue is a new adventure narrative from local author, alpinist, and Seattle Mountain Rescue volunteer[Read More…]

by May 30, 2017 0 comments Community
Trail Report: Walking the West Highland Way

Trail Report: Walking the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is a marked walking trail that extends 154 kilometres (96 miles) from Glasgow to Fort William in Scotland. The Route The[Read More…]

by March 15, 2017 0 comments Trails
Luke Morris tuning at LB Snow in the Spring of 2014.  Photo by Hilary Morris

Local versus Online: The Modern Ski Shop

The smell of melting wax floats on the air as a creaking door opens. A warm, usually cramped, space sits before you. Kids are wobbling[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Community
White Sauce – A Versatile Base for Backpacking Meals

White Sauce – A Versatile Base for Backpacking Meals

Making sauces for Backpacking Meals might seem intimidating, but with a grasp of a few simple principles, you can make a basic white sauce and[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Food
Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool Review

Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool Review

During any backpacking trip, a reliable multi-tool is crucial to basic responsibilities like chopping food to more complex duties like gear repair and equipment improvisation. The[Read More…]

by January 5, 2017 0 comments Gear