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High Pointing Map

 Here’s a look at our completed highpoints.   Interested in why we have this goal?  Read about it here.

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Oregon: Mt. Hood (11,240 feet)

Date:  June 23, 2013; June 28, 2017 Distance: 8 miles round trip from Timberline Lodge (about 6 with snow cat use?) Elevation: 11,240 feet Vertical gain: 5,300 feet Bathrooms: Flushing toilet at the climber’s...

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REVIEW: Fenix HL60R Rechargeable Headlamp

A Must for Outdoor Needs Indestructible, solid, hearty, and just plain awesome are descriptions that come to mind after testing the Fenix HL60R Rechargeable Headlamp.  This premium headlamp was perfect for an alpine start...

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Review: Vital 4U Screamin Energy Max Hit

Vital 4U’s Screamin Energy Max Hit should be a staple in your pack. We’ve come to rely on Screamin Energy Max Hit for our endurance needs.  Between High Intensity Interval Training, boxing, yard work,...

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REVIEW: Roasting Stick-Mate

  Keeping a Roasting Stick-Mate with your camping supplies isn’t essential, but it will make your time around the fire so much more fun. You’ve probably all been there. It seems like so much fun...

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REVIEW: Geartrade.com

Geartrade.com is your one stop shop when gear threatens to overwhelm your house…or you just need one more thing. This spring we had a long term guest which meant I had to clean all...

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2016 Reflections

Created with Tagul.com   This year changed us.  We’re leaving 2016 more humble than we entered it, with a heightened appreciation for the effects of mountain conditions.  The 11 hours of non-stop torrential rain...