Category Archives: Skiing

Backcountry Ski Kit 2020- Drew’s Favorite Gear

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Backcountry Ski Kit 2020- Drew’s Favorite Gear Patagonia Snow Guide Pants Drew Thayer Simple soft-shell pants for dry conditions, slim tailoring might not fit everyone. Thes Patagonia Snow Guide Pants are the simplest softshell pants from Patagonia’s winter ‘19-‘20 lineup. Built out of a softshell fabric, elastic ankle cuffs, and not much else, the Snow Guide pants are workhorse touring

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Take the Pledge: Supporting Friends of CAIC and making smart backcountry choices.

Early winter snowpack. Looking for clues

Take the Pledge: Supporting Friends of CAIC and making smart backcountry choices Wil Rickards It is the talk of the backcountry. What is going to happen this season when ski areas are limited? We got a taster in March when droves of people flocked to more accessible venues. Parking at those TH’s was a nightmare, and resources stretched to breaking point.

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Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket 2020 – Extremely Packable and Dependable

Patagonia Nano Puff

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket 2020 – Extremely Packable and Dependable The Patagonia Nano Puff jacket $199 has been a solid choice for packable synthetic insulation for a lot of activities. The 2020 version has a few updates. It checks the box on a lot of important categories and looks good too. Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket – Generally Awesome The Patagonia

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Kora Shola 230 Collection: Buttery Soft All-Season Performance Base Layers

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Kora Shola 230 Collection: Buttery Soft All-Season Performance Base Layers I’ll just say it.are my favorite base layers EVER. Constructed from incredibly soft, supple yak wool, Europan-based company Kora’s base layers are unlike any other base layer I’ve worn. From skiing, to snowshoeing, to biking, they provide unparalleled warmth and softness.  Let’s talk about Kora’s Original 230 collection; the world’s

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Caltopo – Why you need to check this mapping software out

Up to date, UTM (1-kilometer grids), set your contours, scale, and slope angles. A handy tool.

Caltopo – Why you need to check this mapping software out  Wil Rickards   Does this sound familiar? You have pored over a particular map in silent wonder, and it has fueled your imagination. Navigation is one of the cornerstones of safe adventures. And, while it is not a typical topic of conversation at a cocktail party, I find it

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