Crow Tales

Bikepacking 101 - Lessons Learned in the Mountains

Bikepacking 101 - Lessons Learned in the Mountains

by Liz Blair
Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly intrigued by bikepacking. Mainly, it seems like a great way to cover more ground and see more over a weekend. My boyfriend, Mike and I finally decided to try it out this September on the Alpine Loop i…
Comparisons: the La Sportiva Akasha VS. the Bushido

Comparisons: the La Sportiva Akasha VS. the Bushido

by Liz Blair
For the past couple of years I’ve been running in the La Sportiva Akasha with excellent results. I’ve enjoyed the fit, and the tread has held up well over harsh terrain and long distances. A friend of mine has felt equally similar about the La Spo…
Climbing Eolus and North Eolus

Climbing Eolus and North Eolus

by Liz Blair
This past weekend some fellow Crows and I embarked on a 4-day backpacking trip through Chicago Basin. It was my first time in the basin, so expectations were high. I was particularly excited about summiting a couple 14er’s, namely Mt. Eolus and Nort…