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IceBug Shoes and BuGrip Technology

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From Icebug.com: Icebug is a Swedish footwear brand founded in 2001. We were frustrated by having to choose between the risk of slipping and saying no to our favorite outdoor activities. So we decided to challenge the global footwear giants … Read More

Fall climbing in Jackson Hole

  Climbing in the fall here can present more difficulties than mid-summer. Shorter days coupled with colder and often unpredictable weather make alpine routes harder and more committing. There are some options for lower elevation climbing in the valley though, … Read More

What’s in your climbing pack?

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Climbing season isn’t over. The end of August and into September; weather can be perfect for climbing in the Tetons. The cooler weather and reduced traffic means you need to be even more self-reliant. What you carry in your pack … Read More

Jackson Hole without a car

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Jackson Hole is a destination for travelers around the world, many arriving by plane; from around the world, by car; from around the country, and more often lately; on foot or by bike. The Continental Divide Trail, a cross-country hiking … Read More

5 Lake Hikes in Grand Teton

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Grand Teton National Park may be best known for it’s mountains; the Grand being one of the most iconic peaks in the United States. But, nestled among these peaks are some beautiful lakes, that are great places to visit, and … Read More

La Sportiva TX4 Review – Pt. 1

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New to Skinny Skis this year is the La Sportive TX4 Approach Shoe. While it has some similarities to the venerable Boulder X, this approach and all around mountain adventure shoe has plenty of modern updates. It’s available at Skinny … Read More

SPRING SKIING AND SNOW TRAVEL

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Spring backcountry skiing is still good, and the newly opened park road makes it easier to get further into the alpine environment, amidst snow-clad peaks. You might have to hike a little before you get to snow, but the next … Read More

Desert Camping – A few tips & tricks

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Spring in the desert of the American Southwest is a magical time. It’s a favorite destination of us in the Northern Rockies, a warm escape to somewhere completely different. There’s outdoor recreation in good supply, hiking, climbing, canyoneering, and rafting; … Read More

La Sportiva Spectre AT Boot Review

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The La Sportiva Spectre® is the lightest 4-buckle AT boot out there. At around 3lbs 3oz per boot, it’s light on the uphill, and stiff enough for challenging descents; a perfect combination for the Jackson Hole backcountry. A precise fit … Read More

Holiday Gift Guide

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The Holidays are here and we know you are busy decking the halls and trimming the tree so we wanted to make your Holiday shopping as easy as possible! This coming Saturday, December 12th, we are offering a ONE-DAY-ONLY 20% … Read More

Skinny Skis Summer Trailhead is Here!

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Our handy dandy annual brochure is hot off the press! Next time you’re in Skinny Skis, pick one up…It’s FREE and has a great overview of the local hiking and backpacking trails from Jackson, to Teton Pass, to Grand Teton … Read More

Climbing Close to Home

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The Tetons offer a mix of challenges for climbers of most any ability – from pure rock climbs to high elevation mix of snow, ice, and rock. The following popular climbs are mentioned for their relative short and easy approaches, … Read More

Sea to Summit Comfort Light Sleep Pad

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At well under two pounds, the Sea to Summit Comfort Light sleeping pad creates a lot of warmth with little weight. The pad features Air Sprung cells rather than the traditional baffle construction, allowing the pad to conform to your body … Read More

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 OutDry Backpack

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With the current weather looking like rain indefinitely, we have the companion to keep your things dry wherever your adventures may take you. The Scrambler 30 is a traditional style pack with completely waterproof construction. Sure, rain covers work fine … Read More

Brooks Men’s Ravenna 6

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The Ravenna 6 is a “go-to”training shoe for a wide spectrum of road runners—even those, like me, who overpronate. As Runner’s World recently mentioned: “The Ravenna has a Goldilocks quality: Cushioned without being squishy, stable without being clunky, solid without … Read More

Picking the Right Running Shoe

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Shopping for running shoes is different for every runner.  It is important to know what you’re foot is comfortable in and how you’re running stride can be effected in different types of shoes.  There are several key elements to look … Read More