Crow Tales

Review: La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX Hiking Boots

Review: La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX Hiking Boots

by Aidan Multhauf
Buying a new pair of boots less than 24-hours before a long backpacking trip is generally not the best idea. It’s like diving into a swimming hole without checking for rocks first. Will your new boots cause blisters or hotspots? How will they support…
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…
Review: Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX® Hiking Shoes

Review: Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX® Hiking Shoes

by Margaret Hedderman
The standard route to the top of Mt. Sneffels (14,150 feet) climbs a steep scree slope for roughly 900’ before veering up a bouldery col with some Class 3 moves. This popular 14er in the San Juan Mountains demands a boot with an aggressive tread and…
Bikepacking Bears Ears

Bikepacking Bears Ears

by Ashley Carruth
Ashley Carruth bikepacked from Durango to Bears Ears National Monument (and back) this summer. We sponsored much of her gear - including an EXPED SynMat 7 and MSR WindBurner Stove System. This interview was originally posted by Th…
Review: Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoes

Review: Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoes

by Aidan Multhauf
Everyone knows the rule of waiting before buying a new piece of computer technology, because the public always finds a bug or two that gets fixed for a second release. Climbing technology can be similar, which is why I was timid about trying the new…