Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Review: Spark II Sleeping Bag by Sea-to-Summit

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Overview The Spark II, rated for 35°F/ 1°C , is an ideal ultra-lightweight, super compressible sleeping bag for three-season camping, backpacking and self-supported ultra-marathons. Pros When compressed, it fits into the palm of your hand. Warmer...

Review: C2 Performance Tights…Oh so SOFT!

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Overview I took C2’s Performance Tights for a spin on a backpacking trip to CO, where I climbed Pikes Peak in snow with 11F cold temperatures, and again on the famous and windy Presidential Traverse in...

Review: Thule Backpacks – The Stir 35L & Versant 60L

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Overview If you haven’t tried a Thule backpack, get one! My partner and I backpacked over 100 miles and climbed a couple Colorado 14’ers, in winter conditions, to test out Thule’s Stir 35 and Versant 60L...

Lucky to be Alive! – Mountain Climbing Gone Wrong

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On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, RG, my hiking partner, and I fell half way down an icy mountain and almost died. We want to thank Custer County Search and Rescue, EMS and Pueblo Park...

Climbing Pikes Peak via The Barr Trail

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Trip Report My partner and I climbed Pikes Peak (14,110 ft.), via the Barr Trail (7,800 ft)l, a week before Memorial Day. 26 miles RT. Temps ranged from 78F to 27F (felt like 13F w/ 21...