Mountaineering Gear Review

Back in January we started purchasing all the gear we would need for our mountaineering course and future climbs.  Since then we have fallen in love with certain items of gear, switched out others, discovered new things we needed, and ultimately added a whole new genera of outdoor gear knowledge to our repertoire. Lindsey’s Boots: […]

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Giving Talks on the AT

So two weeks ago I ventured back to my alma mater, Willamette University, in order to give two separate presentations about the Appalachian trail.  The first one was for the schools outdoor program and centered around the trail itself and our thru hike.  The second presentation was the next day for the National Institute of […]

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NEVER Pay Full Price

So for the last few weeks I have been spending my time researching, finding, and buying gear for our up coming Boealps Mountaineering course.  This has been a solid reminder that gear is EXPENSIVE.  Seriously… I mean I love gear and I love looking for it but phew, it sure can break the bank.  But […]

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What it’s Like to Be An Obsessive Planner…

Last night I had my first dream about hiking the PCT.  It was our first day on trail and we were just reaching this campground area with this big grassy field and a bunch of cabins.  We consulted the map/guidebook and turns out we had already gone eight miles!  In our guide book we had […]

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Sexism Plaguing our Gear Companies

*Disclaimer: I just want to throw this out there before everyone gets the wrong impression about my feelings towards REI.  I love REI.  It’s like a heaven, mecca, dreamland, amazing place,  I go there just to breath the fresh gear smell in.  This experience just so happens to have taken place at REI but I […]

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Guess what…??? I WON

Remember a while ago when I asked everyone to vote for my Osprey photo for that photo competition they were having?? Well I didn’t win based on votes, although you guys were great!  But they were doing the voting in five different timed segments and the first five people to get fifty votes in their […]

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OspreyAt40 Challenge, Help Me Out!

Hellooo all!  Man I have been absent… bad me.  But seriously, living in a city… there aren’t a lot of go-proable, blogable, photo snappin moments.  Well, obviously there are lots of things to write about and I know other people who have great blogs about city living.  One of my favorite blogs is a blog […]

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My Gear Wish List

‘Tis the season and although we don’t do a lot of presents in my life (we prefer making memories…) I still dream.  So here is my dream gear list for the holiday season: Go-Pro HERO3+ Black Edition with some goodies- While I love our small Olympus Tough camera and it did take some awesome film (video […]

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Camping in Style

Kyle and I had a few things we talked about incessantly on trail.  One was food.  I once heard our friend Simon refer to this, self torturing with thoughts of food, as food porn.  We would talk about all our favorite foods, all our guilty pleasures, and everything we were going to devour once we […]

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