Gear

Camping Memories

by Sarah Shaffer Cody Graf and Kate Bonnett trail running through wildflower blooms on the top of Steamboat Rock. The goal for myself and my family this spring and summer is to get out backpacking and ca... Read More...

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire by Andy Dappen When my house nearly burned during the wildfires of 2015, crisis taught me a lot about the outdoor products I valued most. As the fire approached, my wife and I grabbed our mos... Read More...

Subaru Love!

by Sarah Shaffer I am driving my second Subaru now. My first was an Outback and now I own a Forester. We all have our reasons we enjoy our vehicles, or reasons we don't enjoy them but below are the top reasons... Read More...

MSR Snowshoes-Reliable Choice

Joe Anderson is a snowshoe guide for our local Mission Ridge snowshoe treks. Joe recently shared his thoughts about the different MSR snowshoes he has tested. by Joe Anderson I have used many different brand... Read More...

Getting Wide Around the Middle

By Adam Vognild For a guy who loves the outdoors and who geeks out on gear, I’m on the slow side when it comes to pulling the trigger and getting the latest-greatest. Since the mid-90’s skis have been getti... Read More...

PCT-Tested Favorite Gear

Rich Brinkman, a Leavenworth resident and sociology professor at Wenatchee Valley College, walked the Pacific Crest Trail over the spring, summer and early autumn of 2015. That feat comprised about 2,600 miles ... Read More...

Hok Giddiness

Hok Giddiness by Sarah Shaffer Mark holding his Tiak and trying out the new Hok Skis. This last week my family and I got a couple of short test days to try out our new Hok skis made by Altai Skis. Her... Read More...