I learned the hard way last spring that going with the “good deal” boot is a bad deal in the long run. Substantial boot¬†work got them to feel ok, but by ¬†2 weeks, 10 volcanoes, and almost 50k ft into my off season I’d sprained my plantar plate and could barely walk. This year, I… Read More


I won my first ski pack at a raffle. (No shopping, yea!) It was perfect for my weekend warrior status. Then in winter ’15/16 I stopped skiing 30 days a year and bumped to 150+. (Living at a ski area is great.) I finally acknowledged that I might benefit from seeking out a backcountry pack… Read More