Gear

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...

K2 Waybacks – The One Ski?

K2 Waybacks - The One Ski? by Andy Dappen It's a question I ask many skiers. If you had to stick to just one ski for all conditions, all seasons, and all uses (downhill and backcountry), what would plat... Read More...

The One Light

Photo: Two excellent lights (Icon left, NAO right), but only one true love.   The One Light: by Andy Dappen   If I had to live with just one headlight, the Petzl NAO would definitely be one ... Read More...

Luci in the Sky

Luci – Solar Rechargeable Camping Lantern by Freeman Keller When I mentioned to the editors of this website that my wife and I were going on a car camping trip through the desert Southwest, they suggested tha... Read More...

Explorer 130 Pole

By Andy DappenMy wife and I both grab for these poles first whenever we head out for a hike. A problem arises when we head out to do something together. Who’s gonna get our one pair of Exped Explorer 130 poles?... Read More...

Backcountry Ski Gear-McKenny’s Picks

This article was originally posted on 12/7/2011. It was written by Andy Dappen. Introduction. Besides owning and operating Leavenworth Mountain Sports, Adam Mckenny is an accomplished skier, whitewater paddler... Read More...

Spider Gap

Spiders and Solutions by Andy Dappen Her friends and her husband have told her she needs to do the hike to Spider Meadows and Spider Gap. “It’s a regional classic,” they tell her. There was a time when s... Read More...

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