Backcountry Skiing and Ski Mountaineering in Rocky Mountain National Park
A full color backcountry ski guidebook to Colorado's most popular National Park by AMGA mountain guide Mark Kelly, a long time local and former guide in the park.
STAFF PICK: TUCKER I'm constantly referring to this book for information, and as a journal to keep track of what I've skied and when. It's so useful to have information about all of the major backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering within Rocky Mountain National Park in one book so clearly organized.
Heady Stripe Micro Crew Light Cushion
Preparing for a major hike can be heady stuff. Ultra durable, exceedingly comfortable, The men's Heady Stripe will make it in the pack every time.
Performance Fit: No slipping, no bunching, and no blisters.
Fine Gauge Knitting: Unprecedented durability and our unique “put it on, forget it’s on” feel.
Fast Action Wicking: Pulls moisture away from skin. Fast drying.
All Weather Performance: Cool in the summer, warm in the winter.
Naturally Antimicrobial: Repels bacteria and odor.
Guaranteed For Life: No strings. No conditions. For life.
Merino Wool: The ultimate fiber for breathability and comfort in all conditions.
True Seamless™: Undetectable seam fusion for an ultra smooth, invisible feel.
Light Cushion: Light and strong with a thin layer of cushioning along base of foot. Our most versatile construction. Micro Crew Height: A shorter, more concise take on the traditional crew height. Peeks just above the top of a standard hiking boot. 48% Nylon, 45% Merino Wool, 7% Lycra® Spandex
STAFF PICK: NATE The perfect sock for anytime! Whether I'm out mountain biking, hiking, or just kicking around the Shop, the Heady Stripe sock from Darn Tough is my go-to. I use this sock all the time, and they hold up to all the abuse I put them through. It's hard to argue against an unconditional lifetime guarantee too!
Pocket Rocket 2
The next-generation PocketRocket®2 stove takes everything impressive about the iconic original and puts it into an even smaller and lighter high-performance design. Barely noticeable in your pack, it’s fast at camp, boiling 1 liter of water in 3.5 minutes. Precision flame control goes from torch to simmer, while our WindClip®windshield boosts efficiency in breezy conditions. New folding pot supports create an exceptionally tiny packed size, and they now accommodate a wider range of vessels—pair this stove with the MSR Titan®Kettle for the ultimate fast and light kit.
Ultralight: Weighs just 73 g (2.6 oz.)
Fast: Boils 1 liter of water in just 3.5 minutes.
Compact: Folding pot supports pack exceptionally small, fitting into an MSR Titan or Insulated Mug.
Strong: Robust pot supports offer excellent stability.
Wind-Resistant: WindClip™ wind protection and focused burner pushes a persistent, solid flame.
INCLUDES Ultralight, hard-shell carry case.
STAFF PICK: ANDREW The Pocket Rocket is a great lightweight backpacking stove. If you're trying to save weight and take up as little space as possible in your pack, the Pocket Rocket is easily a top contender. I use it all the time to make meals on backpacking trips and on almost every outing to make coffee out in the backcountry.
The Timp has long been a fan-favorite of the trail community, and with the upgrades made to the men's Timp 2, that won’t change. The updated model offers an overall trimmed down design with an updated fit for overall better performance, making it an always-ready trail running shoe. The outsole is designed to improve biomechanics and flexibility while the tweaked fit and lacing system work together to provide a better locked-in feel. The resilient, flexible cushioning in the Quantic™ with InnerFlex™ midsole adds comfort at every step while the MaxTrac™ outsole gives you the extra grip you need for any trail or terrain.
Weight: 9.9 oz / 281 g
Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
Midsole: Quantic™ with InnerFlex™
Outsole: MaxTrac™ with TrailClaw™
Stack Height: 29 mm
Upper: Multi-Directional Mesh
SHIPS DIRECTLY FROM MANUFACTURER - NOT ALL COLORS/SIZESAVAILABLE IN STORE
STAFF PICK: ZACH I love the Altra Timp! It is my favorite Altra by far, offering the widest toebox and the best performing trail running sole on the market!
Pack Run Cap
Ultralight and ultra smart, the BUFF® Pack Run Cap is built to go the distance. Super streamlined, exceptionally light and highly compressible, it’s comfortable for the long-haul, but can easily be folded and rolled to stash in a pocket. The four panel design and stretch materials hug the head for a secure fit that doesn’t bind, while a low profile sweatband provides moisture control without added bulk, and the polyester materials wick away perspiration. The crushable polyurethane brim snaps back to shape and combines with the UPF protective materials for sun protection on long races and extended training days.
Exceptionally lightweight, weighs only one ounce
Packable design with crushable brim that regains its shape for reliable sun protection
4-way stretch fabric for comfort
Upper panel provides UPF 50 protection*
Fastwick fabric side panels wicks away moisture and improves breathability
Low profile sweatband keeps perspiration out of eyes
Adjustable elastic cord at back for a secure fit
Reflective tab on back, logo on front add low-light visibility
STAFF PICK: ZACH I have been a huge fan of the Buff products for years! I wear the Pack Run Cap for trail running and under my bike and climbing helmets daily. It acts as a great sun protector and sweat catcher all in one. Big fan!
Trailshot Pocket-Sized Water Filter
Clean water all day—without the weight. That’s the advantage the TrailShot Microfilter provides. Designed to hide in stash pockets and deploy quickly, this tiny water filter lets you drink directly from sources along the trail for instant hydration, and fill your vessels with clean water. Easy one-handed operation filters one liter in a mere 60 seconds, so you can get back on the trail quickly and moving again. At just 142 g (5 oz.), the TrailShot water filter is the ultimate filter for fast-paced, high-mileage adventurers, like trail runners, hikers, fast-packers and mountain bikers.
Tested: Meets U.S. EPA drinking water standards* and NSF protocol P231 for removal of bacteria (99.9999%), protozoa (99.9%), and particulates.
Pocket-Sized & Light: Like small water bottles, energy chews, mini bike pumps, and tubes, this 142 g (5 oz.) filter disappears in stash pockets.
Instant Hydration: Drink directly from the source—without lying in the dirt—and refill your bottles or hydration reservoir with clean water.
Quick-Deploy: Zero set-up and simple one-handed operation fills 1-liter bottles in 60 seconds.
Simple to Clean: A few shakes helps restore flow rates in the field; no tools required.
Weight: 5 oz Flow: 1 liter per minute Cartridge Life: 2000 Liters
STAFF PICK: ZACH I have been using the MSR Trail Shot for two years now and love it. I use it on long trail runs in RMNP. It is great because it is extremely compact and quick and easy to use. A great answer for bikepacking to spring backcountry ski tours - my go-to water filtration source.
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