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Condition
I'll take another look when I get home, but those snowshoes have never touched dirt or rock, so they should look close to new.

In Gear Swap » Northerlite Elite QTR Snowshoes
September 30, 9:35am

Northerlite Elite QTR Snowshoes
For Sale: Red Northernlite Elites with the QTR binding. Maybe 12 miles use over last season. $200 OBO. Manufacturers data: http://www.northernlites.com/catalogc.cfm?catId=mens&it...

In Gear Swap » Northerlite Elite QTR Snowshoes
September 27, 1:55pm

My Origin Story As Well
I'm from Port Angeles, the principle town on the Olympic peninsula, and started out as a Scout as well, so this resonates with me a great deal. Those are great memories that still make me smile...

In Editor's Roundtable » Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)
August 06, 11:06am

2015 BMWO
That sounds.... cold! In the plus column: there wouldn't be the usual back-and-forth about whether to pack snowshoes.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
June 13, 3:13pm

Re: Re: APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
I'll be attending on all three days. Looking forward to my Montana fix, since I missed The Open.

In Packrafting » APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
June 09, 4:21pm

BMWO
"Dealing with fairly challenging and potentially hazardous conditions on a tight schedule was not enjoyable... As my own inclinations change 30+ mpd and the suffering which goes with it is les...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
June 03, 4:36pm

Gorilla Test
"If such a pack is too costly compared to the Golite Jam you got for 40 dollars on gear swap..." Here, in a single clause, you've captured my entire outdoor procurement philosophy,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bikepacking at the Cusp
May 21, 11:46am

Carpool
It just occurred to me that there wasn't any mention of a carpool in this year's thread. Is something similar to the previous year's arrangement planned?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
May 12, 12:12pm

Snow
Last year's snowless route has made me soft, but recent adventures in the late Cascade snowpack reminds me to start considering snowshoe options appropriate to a pack-n-wear style traverse. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
May 07, 11:29am

Route Time
Five days might be a cutting it close then, although you might be able arrange a bail option at Benchmark if you come up short on time. I didn't end up doing the packraft purchase this year...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
March 04, 4:29pm

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