Cascade Mountain Tech News

Views from the Top: Lookout Point – Kings Canyon
October 17, 2018

Views from the Top: Lookout Point – Kings Canyon

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.

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Setting Adrift to Fly Fish the Yakima River
October 08, 2018

Setting Adrift to Fly Fish the Yakima River

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.

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Views from the Top: Enchanted Valley, WA
September 26, 2018

Views from the Top: Enchanted Valley, WA

It takes a marquee name like Enchanted Valley to coordinate 8 friends across 2 different states to trek into Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Enchanted as this valley may be, the 34-mile round trip price of admission is neither a small feat nor an easy sell to your backpacking buddies. The final destination and trail leading up to the valley, however, is well-deserving of its namesake.

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Spotted on the Trail - September 2018
September 14, 2018

Spotted on the Trail - September 2018

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! 

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Views from the Top: High Divide Loop, WA
September 05, 2018

Views from the Top: High Divide Loop, WA

The alarm sounded at 3:30am on Sunday, August 12th, and the four of us awoke from our slumber alongside Lake Crescent within the Olympic National Park. We reluctantly began packing up camp so that we could hit the road in order to arrive at the Sol Duc Falls trailhead nice and early to tackle the entire High Divide Loop in a single day. 

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How to use trekking poles
August 20, 2018

How to use trekking poles

Trekking poles are simple to use and provide a lot of support for a walk or hike. If you are a first time user though it may not be so intuitive. We have provided the below guide to help get you started!

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Spotted on the Trail – August 2018
August 17, 2018

Spotted on the Trail – August 2018

We are so lucky to work live and work by so many wonderful hiking trails in the  Pacific Northwest. Today we decided to take a break from working and go visit with those who are venturing to concur the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). It was an absolutely beautiful day in the mountains and we met some interesting Pacific Crest Trail folks and got some burning questions answered! 

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Hiking Trekking Pole Poles 3K Carbon Fiber with Cork Grip
August 13, 2018

Introducing the 3K Carbon Fiber Trekking Pole

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.

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