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Manually Entering Coordinates into Your GPS

Manually Entering Coordinates into Your GPS

After I described one of my recent hikes in the Cascades, a friend asked me to share the coordinates of this hike. I was only too glad to do so. Bob is a fine hiker but is a new GPS owner. We had previously spent time marking waypoints, uploading maps into his receiver which resulted in giving him a good feel for this “mini computer’s” functions and capabilities.

by April 24, 2012 0 comments Skills
February Photos in the Snow by Orion

February Photos in the Snow by Orion

You might be getting tired of all the white stuff, but we think it’s beautiful! This week’s photo inspiration is a reminder to embrace the beauty of snow! These photos by Orion Ahrensfeld are a perfect reminder of “why we love snow”.

by February 28, 2012 0 comments Community
Mt Seymour Photos and Igloo

Mt Seymour Photos and Igloo

Vancouver photographer Chris Kimmel and his climbing partner Aaron headed up to Seymour Mountain and took these awesome photos of their time building igloos instead of pitching tents.

by February 24, 2012 0 comments Community
Map Colors and Symbols – The Details of a Map

Map Colors and Symbols – The Details of a Map

Bench Marks are survey monuments. Location and elevation data is accurate. Bench Mark will be represented by the letters BM and next to it will be printed the elevation data; see map above. In the backcountry, Bench Marks will have a brass/bronze plate at the location to indentify the mark and its position data. Please do not tamper with a Bench Mark.

by February 22, 2012 0 comments Skills
Wolverine Fulcrum Hiking Boots

Wolverine Fulcrum Hiking Boots

A cool feature that only Wolverine offers is the ICS (Individual Comfort System). At first the testers were a bit skeptical about this feature, but after several excursions they discovered that the ICS technology really does help.

by February 21, 2012 0 comments Gear
Best Places in Photos by Isaac Tait

Best Places in Photos by Isaac Tait

Climber, backpacker and photographer Isaac Tait provides this week’s set of photos. Each is a slice in time from a trip with a special flavor, just inspiring enough to entice you to dream up your own next adventure.

by February 10, 2012 0 comments Community