Winter Wonderland: Paradise Park

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

One of my all time favorite winter destinations is Mt Hood’s Paradise Park. Of course, it also an amazing summer spot too, but it tends to get a little busy for my taste. However, the flower fields above the Timberline Trail are some of the best on this amazing around the mountain loop. In winter, […]

What the doctors say about pack weight

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

              It may seem obvious that carrying less weight in your backpack would benefit your body, but how much is it really helping? For my first few backpacking years I used traditional gear and while it fit me good, it often slowed my progress and prevented me from seeing […]

Out of the tent: The Borah Bivy

This is my smallest and lightest bivy sack in my collection, at 7.8 ounces and a 10.5 x 4.5 inch stuff sack that it easily fits in. The bivy has a waterproof 1 piece silnylon floor and a Momentum 90 nylon top that it is highly breathable as well as being strongly water repelant due […]