Child’s Play: Kid’s AT gear is here, but will Daddy kick down?

Parents have been cobbling together kid’s touring rigs for years. A quick and incomplete modern history of kid’s backcountry gear would certainly start with three-pin bindings, cross-country boots and double-camber skis.

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Child’s Play: Kid’s AT gear is here, but will Daddy kick down?

“Skier Tester.” It was a column I wrote for Backcountry’s 2005 Gear Guide shortly after my first daughter, Hazel, was born. A long ski tour, I wrote, was like bringing a child into the world—labor, … [Read More...]

Unlock the Gates: Mountain passes open for the summer

  As the snow recedes, mountain roads start to open for the summer months. This week, mountain passes from the Rockies to the Cascades unlock their winter gates for summer traffic. And while … [Read More...]

2Point5Mil: Balance

Life is all about balance. I am certainly not the first to say this, and I will definitely not be the last. In my quest to skin and ski 2.5 million vertical feet in a year, however, it’s becoming … [Read More...]

Un-Paving the way: the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance makes headway in their first season

Last week we posted the article, “Allied Forces,” by Associate Editor Lucy Higgins from the February issue about the rise of backcountry alliances throughout the U.S. These organizations have missions … [Read More...]

2016 Beer Guide: The Northeast

Over six weeks, we tested 81 beers from 26 breweries located across nine states and Canada for the 2016 Beer Guide. Testers used the Beer Score Sheet from the Beer Judge Certifications Program … [Read More...]