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Garmont’s Newest Creation: The Cosmos and Celeste 4-Buckle Alpine Touring Boot

Isn’t this boot a thing of beauty Oregon backcountry skiers? Round this time of year, I enjoy reading all the “gearfreak” sites and what they’ve

January 26, 2012 Backcountry Skiing
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New Snow is Pounding Mt. Bachelor and Surrounding Oregon Ski Resorts

La Nina has finally delivered her white slap in the face. Get out your snorkels guys, cause it is deep out there! Over the last

January 23, 2012 Skiing
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Get Technical About Your Crack Addiction… Or Maybe Just Your Climbing Protection

Racking climbing cams, nuts, and other protection always brings out the utilitarian in me. Sure, I can pack a backpack ultralight. But, how do you

January 06, 2012 Climbing
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Skiin’ in the New Year at Whistler Blackcomb

What in heck happened to our Winter here in Oregon? Were almost two months in, and these blue sky dry days are starting to wear

January 04, 2012 Skiing
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How To Prevent Raft-Ass on The Grand Canyon

This isn’t so much a how-to…It is more a should/must do. When spending all day sitting on the tubes… You gotta wear something that breaths.

December 22, 2011 Trips and Trails, Whitewater Sports
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Broken Hand Ski Tour

The guys from went to scope out some new lines for when we get some more snow. Check out the cornice we found!

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AIARE Avalanche Course with Three Sisters Backcountry

It’s been dry for the last month on the Oregon Cascade Volcanoes. The lack of flakes has left me wondering if the Avalanche course I

December 18, 2011 Backcountry Skiing
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Touring and Skiing Around Broken Top and a Traverse around Ball Butte

The first part of December 2011 has left Oregon’s mountains bare of of any new snow. So we backcountry skiers pass the time by scoping

Dave testing out his shell on the Grand Canyon 0

Backcountry Layering: Staying Warm When the Trail is Cold

Every year I struggle to keep up with all the fancy fabrics outdoor apparel manufacturers are coming out with. Many state that they are in

December 08, 2011 Backcountry Skiing, Backpacking
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3 Steps to A Lighter Backpack

Ever since our human race wanted to haul their junk from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ in a quick and accessible manner, we’ve been strapping

December 05, 2011 Backpacking