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Bear Creek Mountain 7337′, Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA.

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2019 has been a very unsettled year for weather in Central Washington with tight weather windows and quickly passing high pressure so I had time for quite a bit of map reading and weather watching and while I like to head North into the mountains of the Pasayten, Glacier Peak, and Sawtooth Wildern ...

Sit On It : The Helinox Ultralight Camp Chair

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I'm not a camper, I like to feel the ultralight freedom of  backcountry adventures to wild places on and off trail, but as the years pass by sometimes, maybe more often than not low stones and angled logs become less tolerable if they are even available especially with a foam sit pad, then my ...

North Twenty Mile Mountain 7420′, Winthrop, WA.

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North Twenty Mile Mountain 7420′, Winthrop, WA.

With so much early unsettled weather we finally made it up the Chewuch Rd. a major portal for hikes in and around Winthrop and the Eastern Pasayten Wilderness and decided on North Twenty Mile Mountain with an elevation of 7420', a lookout, actually two lookouts, and perfectly positioned to give a 36 ...

Gear Gone Wild : Osprey Levity 45 Backpack

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Gear Gone Wild : Osprey Levity 45 Backpack

I have had the Osprey Levity 45 liter ultralight backpack (1 lb. 12 oz.) since last summer and loaded it for trips multiple times before leaving it home for the familiarity of other tried and true packs such as the HMG Southwestern 3400, Zpacks Arc Blast, or MLD Prophet. It was announced with a grea ...

Video : Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight Backpack

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Gossamer Gear's slogan is take less. do more which is a philosophy that I adopted some time ago and I have a fair collection of ultralight equipment including my recently purchased Gorilla 40 that I was persuaded to try by my daughter a wilderness ranger in Washington's Cascade range, she uses the M ...

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