Cascade Mountain Tech News
In my latest quest to explore more national parks, I recently had a weekend adventure in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. I frequently visit Joshua Tree, and I had visited Zion National Park a few weeks prior, so I was looking forward to heading somewhere that was a little more mountainous and that offered some bouldering and steep hikes with a good amount of elevation gain. These parks delivered.
Thick forest fire smoke hung amongst the ponderosa pines in the late August air as the five of us prepared to launch our boats on the banks of the Yakima River. Danny, Pat, Mike, Josh and myself had been eagerly awaiting this moment for weeks. Camping overnight on a river while shooting photos/video and fly fishing requires a LOT of planning. It didn’t help that we were bringing a pile of gear worthy of a Nat Geo shoot. Cameras, tripods, a drone, camping equipment, gas fireplace, hammocks, 12 rods, Paco the dog, chairs, lanterns, a cooler – the list went on and on. Everything needed to find its place and be waterproofed in case we flipped.
Love is in the air this month, and it was spotted at nearly 8,000 feet up at the summit of Cima de Zita. We are always impressed by where our trekking poles travel with people throughout the world, but they have officially outdone themselves this month!
At Cascade Mountain Tech, we now have over 10 different trekking pole options. Choices range to offer varying grip options, shaft materials, and overall construction methods. Our new favorite trekking pole is the premium 3K Carbon Fiber Quick Lock with Cork Grip.