August 2016

Current Conditions

Summer’s Not Gone Yet!

By on August 29, 2016

Current PCT conditions in Oregon for the week of Sept. 5, 2016.

Last week, Oregon got an early taste of fall weather with cool to cold temps in the Cascades,…


Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush

By on August 9, 2016

Whether you’re a newer hiker or an old hat, at one time or another you’ve probably forgotten something on a hiking trip. Perhaps it was something inconsequential like your…

Gear Shop

OR 2016 Highlights: People

By on August 8, 2016

Last week, I spent several days in sweltering Salt Lake City, home of the Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer Market. The event is a five-day smorgasbord of product demos, media┬ápresentations…

Trail Alert

PCT Reopens in Crater Lake

By on August 7, 2016

This morning (8/7), Crater Lake National Park lifted the closures on the Pacific Crest Trail and Rim Trail in the Bybee Creek Fire area. Now thru-hikers and section hikers…