Wild and Foamy Camper Project — Part 3

By Louie Dawson | May 22, 2019  

Last summer I wrote about my little teardrop camper trailer project. Of course the project took longer than expected, and it’ll never be done. Recently I finished it enough to be usable (and enough that it warranted another blog post). Everything from this point on is just the final, mostly cosmetic touches.

The trailer on its maiden voyage.

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Tech Crampon on Hoji — Fits Like the Hendrix Headband

By Lou Dawson | May 20, 2019  
Tech Crampons have retailed for a while now.

Tech Crampons have retailed for a while now. They work on the Dynafit Hoji. We still have the original version — not sure why we never got upgraded. I like the garage-made look of ours, but know the latest ver has that ‘factory finish’ look. They’re for sale at Pro Ski. Our full Tech Crampon Techpon review is here.

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Tutus and Lava — Mount St Helens Mother’s Day Ski

By Lisa Dawson | May 13, 2019  

This post sponsored by our publishing partner Cripple Creek Backcountry.

Honoring Ma the PNW way: ski Mt. St. Helens, party frocks required.

In 1987, seven years after the big eruption, Lou and I skied Mount St. Helens. I was 28. Our tracks left white stripes on the ash covered snow. Who would have known that 32 years later I’d have the pleasure of skiing it again, this time with my 28 year old son, on bright white snow, everyone dressed female to honor the X chromosome. The circle of life never ceases to amaze.

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