Winter or summer, I always enjoy cruising around the Outdoor Retailer Show. As Lou says, it’s the land of the extraverts. Even if you’re tired from the long drive to get there, the outgoing exhibitors and PR folks make you feel like you’ve entered a fun party of old friends. WildSnow girls will be happy to know that the industry is putting more focus on the X chromosome. Cardio shopping may have to become a sanctioned backcountry sport.