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A Washington-based group dreams of creating a hut system. But will bureaucracy get the best of them?

Springtime in Wenatchee, Washington is a blaze of white. The town, considered the apple capital of the world, sits an hour southeast of Stevens Pass on Highway 2. In April, the drive is a blur of blossoms. But now that I’m up a little higher—sitting next to a woodstove recently lit for the first time […]

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Photographer Adam Clark tracks the sun

On a fundamental level, few individuals think both analytically and creatively—left brain, right brain stuff. But photographers are different, their work demanding technical mastery to make art. To … [Read More...]

At Hudson Bay Mountain, off-the-grid cabins offer a fast track to the Smithers Backcountry

Hudson Bay Mountain, situated just outside the northern B.C. town of Smithers, is a symmetrical alpine peak that serves as a home to Hudson Bay Mountain Resort. And while there's lift-serve to access … [Read More...]

Photographer Oskar Enander isn’t afraid of the dark

On a fundamental level, few individuals think both analytically and creatively—left brain, right brain stuff. But photographers are different, their work demanding technical mastery to make art. To … [Read More...]

Jeff Cricco takes perfect pow shot, everyone quits to go skiing

On a fundamental level, few individuals think both analytically and creatively—left brain, right brain stuff. But photographers are different, their work demanding technical mastery to make art. To … [Read More...]

Laura Hadar Strives for Female Splitboard 14er Record

After ending a decade-long career as a pro freeride snowboarder, Laura Hadar was in search of a new challenge. Luckily, as Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado residents, Hadar and her partner, Nicky … [Read More...]

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It’s what’s on the inside that counts: A Master Bootfitter’s guide to footbeds and liners

We last chatted with Board-certified pedorthist Bob Egeland just before the 2018 Powder Mountain Gear Test Week to hear about the ABCs of bootfitting. In our conversation, he elaborated on the three … [Read More...]

My Kit: Seven Essentials for The Sierra High Way

From Tahoe to Tioga Pass and all the way down California’s 395 to Mt. Whitney, it’s been a fat year in the Sierra. After a half decade of dismal snowfall, reservoirs are full again, valleys are green … [Read More...]

My Kit: Nine Tools for Ski Mountaineering in Montana’s Tobacco Roots

Later this week, I’m heading into Montana’s Tobacco Root Mountains for a ski mountaineering course offered by Bell Lake Yurt and Montana Alpine Adventures. Most of my steep-skiing experience is … [Read More...]

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