When I flew into Oslo for my Norway trip, one of the first things I did was pop into the Norrøna flagship store in Sentrum. I couldn’t pass up a trip to see Norrøna in real life! They’re only available on Backcountry in the United States… I hope that changes soon, because they have some pretty cool (and colorful!) stuff. I told myself I would only try things on and wait to buy stuff back home because of the exchange rate. But then I saw the Norrøna Bitihorn Pants in Hot Chili aka bright, obnoxious orange, and I had to have it. Backcountry definitely did not have this color in stock.
Month: July 2015
Freeze dried backpacking food—though filling and absolutely delicious when you’re ravenously hungry—isn’t always the healthiest of choices out there. My diet isn’t gluten-free or paleo by any means—because chocolate chip cookies—but I try to eat clean when I can. With Paleo Meals to Go, you don’t have to worry about that list of ingredients and whether or not it works with your diet; they’ve taken care of that for you.
“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” may or may not be something Mark Twain said, but it’s true. Summer in San Francisco is no joke. With Karl the Fog lurking around the corner and chilly ocean breezes, layers are a necessity. The New for 2015, the Outdoor Research Umbra Hoody should be a staple for every San Franciscan.
The last weekend of May was filled with peak bagging fun. Saturday was Red Top Peak in Mammoth. Sunday we headed to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park to tackle another peak: Ragged Peak. At 10,912′, this isn’t the tallest or most technical peak, but it is still my most fun climb to date with some sweet ladies.