Crow Tales

How to Prevent Blisters

How to Prevent Blisters

by Margaret Hedderman
There was one backpacking trip, very early on, that I got blisters the size of quarters on the back of my heels. When the skin ripped away completely, exposing a bleeding red sore, the last five miles of what should have been a triumphant return t…
WATCH: The new Osprey Eja Women's Ultralight Backpack

WATCH: The new Osprey Eja Women's Ultralight Backpack

by Margaret Hedderman
We're so excited about the new Osprey Eja Ultralight Backpack for women that we're getting our shipment before anyone else. Shop online or try it on in-store.  In the meantime, watch this preview of the Osprey Eja by Te Araroa thr…
Trip Report: Climbing Jah Man in the Winter

Trip Report: Climbing Jah Man in the Winter

by Aidan Multhauf
On Friday, December 22nd, my buddy Danny picked me up from a closing shift at Backcountry Experience. We drove three and a half hours in his knock-off Sprinter van before arriving in Castle Valley, Utah just before 11pm. A few weeks before, Danny…
Why we love Outdoor Research's Ascendant Collection

Why we love Outdoor Research's Ascendant Collection

by Michelle Brittain
We might not be skiing - yet - but the Crows at Backcountry Experience are still getting outside. Whether it's ice climbing in Silverton, hiking in the desert, or trail running in the high country, we need a insulating layer to help regulate our b…
Hiking in the Thundersnow

Hiking in the Thundersnow

by Margaret Hedderman
Our trail takes us higher into the mountains and deeper into the storm. It’s been pouring non-stop for two days. As we climb, the raindrops take on form, weight, and finally the sloppy shape of snow. Our rain gear isn’t soaked through – yet - but it’…