Archives for April 2013

Best Hiking, Camping & Backpacking Gear in 2013

Every spring, Outside Online awards their 2013 Gear of the Year to what they believe to be the best of the best when it comes to outdoor gear. This list includes everything from sunglasses, to paddle boards, to mountain bikes, to sleeping bags. While I haven’t gotten my hands on this gear, there’s a lot […]

Petzl Elia Climbing Helmet

The Petzl Elia climbing helmet is a women’s specific helmet that does everything you’d expect a climbing helmet to do: It protects your head, is breathable and comfortable. And thanks to the Omega patented headband system, you can easily adjust for as precise a fit as necessary. Below is a video testimonial from Nancy Kole. […]

Terrifying Avalanche in France Caught on Video

I’ve hiked Gunsight Pass three times and I swear, the hike is trying to kill me. On my most recent go-around, my wife and I had to avoid a family of protective mountain goats. They had young babies with them and acted very aggressively. We hiked all the way from the start of Gunsight Pass […]

Stio Men's Crester Pants: My Hands On Review

Over the last 3 weeks, I’ve hiked over 30 miles in the Stio Men’s Crester Pants, an all-purpose softshell pants designed for epic outdoor adventures. Living in Colorado, 3 weeks in April can mean a blizzard, torrential downpours, 80 degree days, and wind gusts of 30-50 miles per hour. And I had the pleasure of […]

Living in Polebridge Montana – 1967-1968

Ever wonder what Polebridge, Montana was like in the late 60s? Steve O’Malley lived and worked there from 1967-68. These are his memories & experiences.¬†It’s quite a lovely story, full of amazing anecdotes. I hope you enjoy! I was born in Long Beach California January 4, 1949. There was a very rare snow storm in¬†Southern […]

Grinnell Glacier Trail Hiking Guide

About Grinnell Glacier Trail Trail Highlights – Crystalline turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls, towering peaks, plentiful wildlife and the iconic Grinnell Glacier. Roundtrip Length – 11 miles Elevation Gain – 1,600 feet Peak Elevation -7,000 feet Parking Lot — Yes Difficulty – Moderate Region – Many Glacier Availability of Water – Yes The Grinnell Glacier trail […]