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Archives for September 2014

Gear Review: Osprey Variant 37

I loaded the variant with over 30 lbs of winter climbing gear for an initial test hike. It felt comfortable and solid. My old climbing pack finally retired this year; worn thin and never really all that comfortable, I might still use it for abrasive … [Read more...]

Gear Review: Osprey Variant 37

I loaded the variant with over 30 lbs of winter climbing gear for an initial test hike. It felt comfortable and solid. My old climbing pack finally retired this year; worn thin and never really all that comfortable, I might still use it for abrasive … [Read more...]

Backpacking Is More Than Just Backpacking

  Last month we backpacked into Blue Lakes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The San Juans are an amazing range of the Rocky Mountains that have awe inspiring peaks, mountain passes with elevations of 11,000ft+ that will take you into the … [Read more...]

Backpacking Is More Than Just Backpacking

  Last month we backpacked into Blue Lakes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The San Juans are an amazing range of the Rocky Mountains that have awe inspiring peaks, mountain passes with elevations of 11,000ft+ that will take you into the … [Read more...]

Triple Aught Design Recon AC Pant

Triple Aught Design Recon AC pants are designed to be light weight yet provide maximum comfort and functionality during long-term “covert” operations. Luckily, you don’t have to be a covert operative in a foreign land or special … [Read more...]

Chasing Summer: Puerto Rico

Every time I return to the sea, I am reminded how essential it is to my being. My short trip to Puerto Rico was no exception. From the moment I inhaled the sticky sweet island air, I was enamored. Honestly, I accomplished pretty much nothing I … [Read more...]

Chasing Summer: A Declaration

There’s somewhat of a war going on out there – and we all need to pick a side. I noticed the first battle cry last weekend while driving through the Colorado mountains on a mini road trip: a small army of Aspen trees defiantly emblazoned with leaves … [Read more...]