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
Break Into Winter With c2 Apparel

Break Into Winter With c2 Apparel

See if this sounds familiar: It’s wintertime. The alarm has already sounded and been silenced. Kneading your eyelids open while trying to adjust your senses[Read More…]

by December 15, 2016 0 comments Gear
Sierra Designs Zissou Plus Sleeping Bag – Gear Review

Sierra Designs Zissou Plus Sleeping Bag – Gear Review

For warmth and comfort, down sleeping bags are the obvious choice. Fears of complete saturation and loss of all of those warmth properties prevented me[Read More…]

by December 4, 2016 0 comments Gear
Sherpa Adventure Gear Karma Jacket – Product Review

Sherpa Adventure Gear Karma Jacket – Product Review

The Sherpa Adventure Gear Karma Jacket – So soft and cozy I never wanted to take it off! When I ordered the Karma Jacket I[Read More…]

by December 1, 2016 0 comments Gear
Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent – Gear Review

Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent – Gear Review

Going to wild places with Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent.  When solo camping, I prioritize light weight. For the past couple of years, though, I[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 0 comments Gear
Teva Arrowood Lux Sneakerboot – Product Review

Teva Arrowood Lux Sneakerboot – Product Review

Teva Arrowood Lux waterproof mid-high sneakerboot for women.  From the minute that I took the Teva Arrowood Lux boots out of the box, I could[Read More…]

by November 27, 2016 0 comments Gear
SBM Holiday Outdoor Gift Ideas

SBM Holiday Outdoor Gift Ideas

Let SBM ease some of the burden of the season with our outdoor gift ideas.  Tis the season for REI gift cards and boxes of[Read More…]

by November 22, 2016 0 comments Community
Book Review – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Book Review – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Washington:  Section Hiking from the Columbia River to Manning Park By Tami Asars 286 pp. Available through Mountaineers Books for[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 0 comments Community