Thor, my 1.5 year old yellow lab, fits the labrador personality stereotype to a tee. His enthusiasm for even the smallest little things is contagious and one of the reasons I love the breed. But if there is one thing that takes him over the top, it is the sight of gear getting packed up for a trip. Which…

Congratulations to Brian Schmalz and his pup Callie on winning the Backcountry K-9 gift card! If you’re a dog-loving California hiker, I highly recommend checking out his blog at Calitrails.com. I’m currently reading through all the archives and picking out places where Thor and I can adventure this summer!

The stories I tell on my website are pretty straightforward. I usually write trip reports about obscure places with a dose of sarcasm and (hopefully) helpful tips. So far, my #OmniGames reports have followed my normal pattern and voice. But for our last #OmniGame, Columbia asked us to tell our story. For this last post,…

Interchangeable lens sunglasses have been around for a long time. I’ve owned several pairs, but despite the advantage of having multiple lenses to choose from, I very rarely change them. All of the pairs I have owned are difficult to change, and the pressure required to remove and replace a lens often makes me nervous…

I always like to look back on my trips and learn from what worked and what didn’t work. With respect to gear, I have a few observations that I thought I’d share here. Footwear With some scrambly peaks and cross-country hiking planned for this trip, I decided to go with an approach style shoe, which…

It’s a sticker giveaway! Over my many years of attending the Outdoor Retailer show I’ve managed to collect quite a pile of stickers. Many of them have made their way to my bear canisters, car windows, and random file cabinets. But I’ve decided I want to share some of this OR show swag with you…

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