Cascade Mountain Tech News
I’ve officially fallen in love with mountaineering.
I'm no pro by any means, but I hope by sharing some of the things I've learned in my PNW mountaineering adventures, it might help someone else get a little closer to standing on their first alpine summit.
What mountaineering adventures do you have planned coming up? Leave us a comment below!
This article lays out the basic tenets of winter camping, including what to pack, how to stay warm, and how to find the right level of difficulty for your outing, especially if you’re trying winter camping for the first time. Keep these commandments in mind and before you know it, your whole calendar will be open for adventure.
The New Year is time to set new goals and dream out new adventures. It's an opportunity to ask yourself what you've been wanting to do and setting up a plan so you will actually do it. While New Year resolutions don't always revolve around the outdoors, we think creating specific ones to get you doing what you love most makes for a fun year. We asked our Outbounders about their New Year resolutions and here’s what they said.
The effects of COVID have impacted each and every single one of us. As business after business boarded up their walls, we started to slow down and absorb all the changes around us. We asked ourselves, how can we turn this unknown into something positive? How can we go outside without risking the health of ourselves and others? Our eyes locked, and we both murmured the words “Road Trip”.
Welcome to the first installment of our new ”Ranger Notes” series. In this post, US Forest Service Ranger Jess Trimble shares some tips for staying safe when encountering wildlife. Disclaimer: his is not foolproof advice. Always follow local rules and regulations and consult local ranger stations about how to handle wildlife in the area.
For the past two summers, the Pacific Northwest has been inundated by smoke from ever-increasing wildfires, shrouding this scenic region with a thick, choking haze. Living in a constant smokescreen is not only unhealthy, it also saps motivation to get outside and enjoy summer. While we did take this into consideration, we weren’t going to let the smoke ruin our trip to Sucia Island.