Timberline 50K

By Ben McKinley

September 4, 2022

Timberline 50K

It’s equally inspiring and discouraging to live in an area with so many ultra distance trail crushers. It seems multiple times per week, I read about local friends and icons of sport in my social feeds going some unimaginable distance at a pace that is hard to relate to. We are all on that spectrum, really. Clearly the most important thing is to get out there, experience all the feels and explore one's own potential. Dragging some friends into the action is always a good call as well…more on that later.

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Climbing the Ogre

September 4, 2022

Climbing the Ogre

The Ogre is a large granite formation within the Castle Crags State Park in northern California. As the name indicates, the 1000 foot east face resembles the face of an Ogre. Most of the established routes climb the longest section of the east face, following weaknesses and dykes. They are all multi-pitch trad affairs involving considerable run-outs.

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Experiencing The Oregon Outback & Climate Change

By Danielle Snyder

August 18, 2022

Experiencing The Oregon Outback & Climate Change

Mountain Shop ambassador Danielle Snyder set out on a trip to bike the Oregon Outback Trail, and the people she met along the way will stay with her forever. Read her story about biking, farmers, fire and climate change.

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Late Summer Pahto Ski Mission

By Ben McKinley

August 10, 2022

Late Summer Pahto Ski Mission

Mountain Shop Ambassador, Ben McKinley, and his friend Andy Lindblade, set out to ski the West Ridge of Pahto with a plan to ascend the South Spur Route. In the end, they climbed close to 8,000’, traveled over 16 miles and were in the field for about 10 hours. The perfect ending to a most memorable ski mountaineering season.

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Trip Report | North Sister, South Ridge

By Karly Osten

June 26, 2022

Trip Report | North Sister, South Ridge

North Sister: The spiciest of the 3, she did not disappoint with gut wrenching drop offs, a long approach, and beautiful views.

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Trip Report | Biking and Skiing McKenzie Pass

By Karly Osten

June 18, 2022

Trip Report | Biking and Skiing McKenzie Pass

Biking McKenzie Pass to ski Black Crater - what a great half-day adventure!

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Trip Report | Smith Rock, The Marsupials Traverse

By Theresa Silveyra

May 28, 2022

Trip Report | Smith Rock, The Marsupials Traverse

The Marsupials Traverse has the distinction of being the longest multi-pitch route at Smith Rock. Depending on how you break up the climb and which variations you decide to do, you wind up with 7 to 10 pitches of sport and mixed climbing spanning the ridgeline between five distinguishable features in the Marsupials: the Mudpile, Mini Half Dome, Brogan Spire, the Tail, and, finally, the Opossum.

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Trip Report | Skiing Across the Enchantments a.k.a Suffering in Paradise

By Seth Goldstein

March 17, 2022

Trip Report | Skiing Across the Enchantments a.k.a Suffering in Paradise

The sufferfest that is skiing in the enchantments in winter!

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