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The Human Burrito

The Human Burrito

How to become a human burrito: Ultralight Sleeping Systems…..the last component of the “Big Three” pieces of equipment carried into the field when backpacking.

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Gear
Review-The Hyperion Jacket  – A Feathered Friend, Indeed!

Review-The Hyperion Jacket – A Feathered Friend, Indeed!

Over the holiday break, I tested out the Hyperion down-filled jacket (It got to see the mountains twice on my back). It was designed and constructed by Feathered Friends, a Seattle-based company since 1972

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Gear
Win This Jacket!

Win This Jacket!

Win this awesome Feathered Friends jacket!

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Gear
Ravenspeaker Introduction

Ravenspeaker Introduction

I am a traditional Storyteller of the Tsimshian Nation. We are what you folks used to call Northwest Coast Indians.

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Fireside
Five Female Snowshoers Assault Dirty Harry’s Peak

Five Female Snowshoers Assault Dirty Harry’s Peak

It was a typical overcast day in Seattle, when five women set off on the I-90 in search of snow (This year it seems you can’t throw a rock without hitting some, so chances were good!).

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Trails
Getting to Trails Without a Car

Getting to Trails Without a Car

It is possible to be a backpacker without owning a car.

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Earth
I’m Down (feathers) with My Kazoo!

I’m Down (feathers) with My Kazoo!

This year I bought The North Face’s Blue Kazoo for women. It is a great lightweight three-season mummy sleeping bag (and it complements the color of my tent!). While it may not be able to follow you up a mountain all year round (debatable, of course), it is relevant for the other eight or nine months!

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Gear
Mountain Meadow Panorama - Photo by Erika Klimecky

Lightning Bill

Last summer I had an experience I will never forget. No, it wasn’t death defying, altitude record-breaking, or a marathon pack trip. It was an[Read More…]

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Community
Bear Attacks

Bear Attacks

Are there bears? Where are the bears?

by December 9, 2010 0 comments Earth
Birthday Trek to Goldmyer

Birthday Trek to Goldmyer

Going was more difficult than it had to be due to a few simple mistakes on our part.

by December 5, 2010 0 comments Trails