Mountains Plus is a Pacific Northwest company, so we post a lot about local hikes, races, camping trips, and adventures. But this week and next week, we are traveling to all seven continents and finding the most breathtaking hike on each. WARNING: might inspire feelings of wanderlust, which may then cause you to sell your … Continue reading
Tagged with Backpacking …
Get A Great Night’s Sleep, Wherever Your Adventures Take You
Here at Mountains Plus, we know a great night’s sleep = a happy camper. So, in light of camping season being fully upon us, we are going to talk about how to get a good night’s sleep wherever your outdoor adventures may take you. With camping equipment constantly evolving and advancing, you no longer have … Continue reading
Brand New Tents & New Additions To Current Models From Big Agnes
Brand New Big Agnes Tent Arrivals: Slater UL 1 + 2 Inspired by the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL, the Slater offers more foot space. You’ll also notice the absence of mesh tent walls. It has been replaced by lightweight nylon for added privacy and protection from wind and sand. Scout UL 2 Remember the … Continue reading
Office Discussion – A Poll For The Poles!
There are a lot of advantages to using trekking poles on your hikes, but not everyone feels they are necessary. Some of the advantages we enjoy while using trekking poles include added balance, a more even weight distribution (especially while carrying heavy packs), and the ability to strengthen core muscles during our hikes. We want … Continue reading
Celebrity Gear Outfitting – Bob Dylan Edition
Sorry we’re a little later with this than we’d originally planned, but hey…better late than never, right? In case you missed our last edition (featuring Katy Perry), these installments take a celebrity and hypothesize what that person would buy if he or she were to walk into Mountains Plus looking for a tent, backpack, and … Continue reading
Celebrity Gear Outfitting – Katy Perry Edition
At Mountains Plus, we frequently discuss ideas for interesting blog topics. We also frequently watch Pop music videos (Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, etc.) at the office. This morning, we found ourselves doing both simultaneously (amidst Katy Perry’s “California Gurls“) and wondered, “If Katy Perry walked into Mountains Plus needing a tent, backpack and sleeping … Continue reading
Pete O’Gear Hits the Skyline in the Olympics!
I started the 36-mile hike in the Olympic National Park with overcast skies above (a park that Congress designated 95% wilderness protected, hey, they do get it right occasionally). Crossing my fingers in hopes that the skies would hold, I started my adventure up the North Fork Quinault River with dry trails below my Inov8 … Continue reading
The “Evolution” of Backpacking
I remember when I first started backpacking as a kid in the early-to-mid 70’s (I know, I know… that dates me, and I really don’t like thinking about it!). My family had been backpacking for years, so as soon as I got old enough to carry a pack I got a hand-me-down Kelty external frame … Continue reading
How to choose the perfect sleeping bag
Living in Seattle, there’s no shortage of outdoors enthusiasts; they’re everywhere. So it always amazes me when I run into someone claiming to be an avid backpacker who’s never moved beyond his $20 Walmart bag. While that type of “value bag” may work for someone who does the bulk of his camping in his backyard, … Continue reading
Free National Park Entrance Days!
This weekend, June 5-6, the National Parks will waive entrance fees to over 100 National Parks. Now is the time to load up those new backpacks and hit the trails.