On day two of Backcountry’s Gear Test Week, the tool of the day was sunscreen. A few low-hanging clouds drifted around the sky, but the sun was in full force. Big globs of white gew were passed out and beards and skin were pasted. Once everyone was lathered up, a posse of testers snuck out to James Peak to find what was left of the fresh snow that had dumped eight inches a couple nights ago; what they found didn’t disappoint. Another fine day was wrapped up at Powder Mountain and topped off with our annual descent upon the Shooting Star Salon in Huntsville where about 50 testers passed around pitchers and shared the Star burger. Photos by Brendan O’Brien.