Sunrise Hiking Mount Quandary in Colorado with MSR’s New DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles

The conversation started with something like “We’ll leave at midnight, make it to the trail head by 3am, and reach the summit for sunrise.”

My response: “Sounds crazy, lets do it.”

That’s how my experience of hiking Mount Quandary started, … Continue reading

Review of Crescent Moon Snowshoe Trekking Poles – Light and Durable For The Snowshoe Enthusiast

If you are into hiking or snowshoeing, good trekking poles will help you maintain balance and overcome any uneasy terrain. As you know, climbing hills can turn into a tricky endeavor without good snowshoe/trekking poles. A well built pair of … Continue reading

Gear Review: ComfortGuard Gloves from RefrigiWear are Warm and Inexpensive

refrigwear comfortguard gloves

RefrigiWear’s ComfortGuard Gloves are a decent pair for a bargain price

Though it’s not without its flaws, the ComfortGuard Glove from RefrigiWear is an exceptionally priced, surprisingly comfortable winter glove.

Made for comfort and designed for warmth, the ComfortGuard glove … Continue reading

Review: Katabatic Flex 15F

Backpacking in the snow takes a certain kind of crazy. You have to be willing to carry more and suffer more. The reward is being able to venture farther from the trailhead and waking up in a wilderness most people … Continue reading

Review: Mountainsmith Scream 25 Backpack

After searching long and hard for a lightweight backpack that is both comfortable and roomy, it was with great relief I stumbled across the Mountainsmith Scream 25. I have to admit I was a little worried when I received … Continue reading

Gear Review: The IceStorm Insulated Waist Pak is a Respectable All Weather Hydration Belt

nathan sports icestorm insulated waist pak

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not an insane snowshoe enthusiast, pitting myself against the elements with my boots strapped into a pair of high-priced powder rompers every chance I get. That said, I am familiar with freezing temperatures. … Continue reading

Gear Review: Active Accessories For Four-Legged Trekkers

Loft Jacket by Kurgo

The first time I put the Kurgo Loft Jacket on our dog, Jack, the air was pushing its way into the negative digits outside our home in Minturn, Colorado. It was early November, but after a temperate and sunny Indian … Continue reading

Gaiters: How to Choose

Whether you're running snowshoe races or kicking steps above treeline, gaiters are must-have kit. Here are the design features that matter.