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Gear Review: Turn your Smartphone into a Dashcam – Nexar

As a lifelong skier, I’ve seen my share of crashes, spins etc. on the highways during winter travel enroute to the lift-served resort or backcountry trailhead. I’ve wanted a dashcam for some time, but balk at the current cost of entry. Enter Nexar, a free* Android/  iOS app that turns your smartphone into a dash cam. Sample output: Glad to have @getnexar dashcam for winter driving this year from Perfect Day Calendar on Vimeo. Voice Activated commands as well. Nexar also sells a very affordable automobile dashboard / windshield phone mount on Amazon for a mere $6.95 for Prime members.Read More

Gear Review: Levergear Toolcard™ 1.0

You know the drill, you never have the right tool at the right time to fix or repair something? To be sure there are plenty of multi-tools on the market. But how many are so simple, stylish yet so functional as Levergear’s Toolcard™? This multi-tool can be carried so easily; the glovebox of the car, top lid of a packpack, pouch inside of a hydration pack or top draw of your garage tool chest. Possibilities endless. Let’s take a look at this stylish piece of gear, the Toolcard™ 1.0! Contained in it’s own black plastic sheath The stylish money clipRead More

Mountain Bike Oregon Aug 26-28 2016

Two weeks before the event I got a text from my buddy in Baltimore, MD  ‘MBO… ?’ A quick check of the family calendar, and the rest was history. Met my good friend Mike W from Baltimore at MBO two years ago, last day, while riding the double, Hardesty-Lawler. This year’s itinerary: ATCA Hecklestooth Hardesty map via Thursday: MBO Day ‘minus’ One All good MBO’s start with ‘proper’ hydration, grain-based in fact at Brewers Union Local 180 in Oakridge, OR.  #traveloakridge Always a great vibe in the pub. Burgers are great too.   What’s that saying? ‘hydrate or die’.Read More

Danger, Persistent Weak Layer ahead!

Persistent Weak Layers: “Weak layers that continue to produce avalanches for several days or weeks after a storm.” Source Hey, wouldn’t it be great if the backcountry skier had such an alert system? Well, actually there is, and it’s called Avatech. Backside: Mt. Bachelor 2.20.16 overlooking Kwohl Butte. Just as Waze is sharing real-time driving conditions via crowdsourcing, Avatech is now doing the same with information from the backcountry regarding snow pack and general weather/snow related observations. When I recently heard they were assembling a team of ‘advocates’ to spread the word about their platform, use the tools, and meetRead More

Backcountry Ski North Side Mt Hood

Yesterday was, well, a ‘perfect day’ on the north side of Mt. Hood. The forecast was for 1″ to 3″ of snow, overcast all day, and winds 15 to 20 mph. Upon cresting the upper Hood River valley, I could see that was not the case. In fact, we were going to have a bluebird day. Indeed it was.  Fourth time up the Tilly Jane Trail this season, having not skied it for two years. Making up for some lost time, no doubt. Made it to the stone hut on the Timberline Trail 600 (ele. 6850) for the first timeRead More