July 2017

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Trail Report: July 24

By on July 24, 2017

It’s a Mixed Bag this Week
We haven’t received much news in the last week—but no news can be good news! As summer wears on, trail conditions continue improving—snow is…

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5 Places to View the Solar Eclipse from the PCT

By on July 23, 2017

On August 21, 2017, the skies over central Oregon will go dark at 10:18 am (PST). That is when the moon will pass directly in front of the sun,…

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REVIEW: Osprey Ariel 55 AG

By on July 21, 2017

There are so many reasons to love backpacking—having days, rather than hours, to be fully immersed in nature; seeing amazing wildlife that can’t be found closer to civilization; and…

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Trail Report: July 17

By on July 17, 2017

Things are Looking Up!
We’re four weeks into summer, and we’re seeing some steady improvement in trail conditions across most of the state. While it seems like this season is…

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REVIEW: Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor 40-60

By on July 14, 2017

It was almost a year ago that I got my first look at Sierra Designs’ new ultralight backpack, the Flex Capacitor. Being a pop culture geek, the play on…