Lighter and lighter is the game these days. How light can we go and still pack more and more stuff into each thing. Tools like the Leatherman are popular with outdoorsy types because they can do so much. You can do 20 things with one… Read More »Small but Strong: The Lever Gear Toolcard Review
Google Earth (GE) has become an indispensable tool for viewing hiking tracks and planning out your hike. You can see what kind of land you are going to be encountering, or see a birds eye view of the trails and land you just hiked. I… Read More »Garmin Basecamp: How to export to Google Earth
That feeling of being weightless, gliding through the dry, powdery snow. That feeling of wonder as you gaze at the snow-capped peaks surrounding you entirely. That feeling of relaxation as you realize there’s no work, no computers and no boss within 50 kilometers of where… Read More »Book Review: The Avalanche Handbook
In preparation for this “winter” (those are big quotes), I’ve been reading through Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering from The Mountaineers Books. Since ski touring is my latest obsession, I grabbed a couple books all about the snow. Interested in Ski… Read More »Book Review: Backcountry Skiing – Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
This is part of the Quick Trip Report Series were we send out a dispatch as soon as possible after the trip is done. (This one is totally late but it’s the first one!) Jess and I headed up Mount Becher January 13, 2013 for… Read More »Mount Becher Pizza Ski Tour (Quick Trip Report)
Today my friend Jessica Glendinning lends her writing and outdoor skills to the blog. I first met Jessica at a conference in Portland called the World Domination Summit. Cool name right? Lots of cool people too. We got talking about the outdoors and I found… Read More »Why an Outdoor Cooperative = 4 Seasons of Fun
After heading up 5040 Peak the weekend before, our eyes were now set on Adder Mountain which was just down the valley from 5040. The weather looked great for Sunday so we hoped to get some views of the surrounding peaks which we never got to see the weekend before.
Chris and I were aching to do a ski tour and get into the alpine so we settled on 5040 Peak in the HWY 4 area for the weekend’s adventure. We drove up from Victoria on Saturday night, hoping to drive up the Marion Creek Main until we hit snow line and set up camp for the night……