Monday, March 14, 2016

Bench Lakes Trail

Published in Seattle Backpackers Magazine
The fog lay over the lake like a downy blanket as I laced up my boots and quietly threw a few essentials into a rucksack. With the dim pre-dawn light to guide me, I made my way through the gloom to the trailhead. The sign showed four miles to Bench Lakes, and I had until 11 AM to get there and back again......... 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Snowstorm on Mt. Hood

Snowstorm on Mt. Hood Here are a few photos taken during a perfect day on the slopes of Mt. Hood this past tuesday. Only a couple ended up being any good - turns out a blizzard isn't the ideal condition for photography!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Klymit Static V Lite Review

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Buying a camping pad is a complex gamble that will often take an avid backpacker years of expensive trial and error to win. Every pro has its con; foam pads are cheap, light and durable, but at the same time are bulky and are often uncomfortable. Inflatable pads are light, compact and can be extremely comfortable, but they are expensive, delicate and cold. Rarely do you find a pad that does everything right, yet does not cost the moon. In the Klymit Insulated Static V Lite I have found that balance.
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