Casio Pro Trek  PRW3500T-7 Gear Review

Casio Pro Trek PRW3500T-7 Gear Review

Tackling high places with the Casio Pro Trek  PRW3500T-7.  With most people swapping out their watch for time keeping on a smart phone, we often[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Gear
Five North Cascades Fall Destinations You Can’t Miss

Five North Cascades Fall Destinations You Can’t Miss

Before the winter snow (and cold rain) starts to make outdoor excursions more a practice of survival than outdoor recreation, checkout Washington’s North Cascades region[Read More…]

by November 7, 2016 0 comments Community
UCO X-120R X-ACT FIT Headlamp – Gear Review

UCO X-120R X-ACT FIT Headlamp – Gear Review

I thought my trusty headlamp was comfortable. The elastic strap was snug, adjustable slider adjusted , it was kicked around, dropped in puddles and it[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 0 comments Gear
Intro to Ski Touring

Intro to Ski Touring

Is this the year you start ski touring?  As the weather cools, the leaves change, and the clouds roll in, true PNW folk delve into[Read More…]

by October 24, 2016 0 comments Community
Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad – Gear Review

Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad – Gear Review

The Test  The Klymit Static V2 sleeping pad accompanied me on two camping trips, one backpacking in the Mt. Baker backcountry, and one car camping[Read More…]

by October 20, 2016 0 comments Gear
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G-Shock RANGEMAN Master – Gear Review

The G-Shock RANGEMAN Master or G-GW9400-3 is definitely a niche watch in today’s smartwatch world. Let me start by saying I put this watch through[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Adventures in Yellowstone’s Black Canyon: The Trail to Nowhere

Adventures in Yellowstone’s Black Canyon: The Trail to Nowhere

This was one of the most terrifying and exhilarating backpacking experiences of my life. It was my first time in Yellowstone’s Black Canyon, and I[Read More…]

by October 13, 2016 0 comments Community
Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe – Gear Review

Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe – Gear Review

Approach any challenge with the Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX.  If you are climbing on one of the Pacific Northwest’s magnificent peaks, you might find yourself[Read More…]

by October 8, 2016 0 comments Gear
Sol Escape Lite Bivvy – Product Review

Sol Escape Lite Bivvy – Product Review

In the wild with the Sol Escape Lite Bivvy.  If you are sleeping in a bivvy, chances are your day did not go as planned.[Read More…]

by October 5, 2016 0 comments Community
The Hiking Brain – Boost Your Creativity and Happiness

The Hiking Brain – Boost Your Creativity and Happiness

  Outdoor exercise can do more for your brain than just the familiar runners-high.  Most of us have experienced a euphoric feeling while on the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Community