Reviews

Gift Giving Guide

Check out Mountain Shop Ambassador Ben McKinleys’ video on the perfect gift guide for all the outdoor and adventure lovers on your list this season! Click the link below for the full video: Outdoor Gift Giving Guide

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Trip Report: Ollalie Lake Resort

Over Father’s day weekend my daughter, wife and I made a special trip to a rather remote mountain lake to do the activities my dad and I did virtually every Father’s Day. Ollalie Lake Resort proved to be the perfect setting, located due north of Mount Jefferson. You start to realize just how special the… Read More »

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Gear Review: LaSportiva Bushido

As an ultralight, long distance hiker, I have long used trail running shoes as my main mode of transportation on the trail. On the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2012, and on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 2105, I used the Brooks Cascadia. Currently I own a pair of the Cascadia 10′s, and love… Read More »

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Gear Review: OR Helium II

It’s that time of year when the snow is melting, spring showers have arrived, and we all want to be outdoors all the time. A spring must-have for your apparel arsenal is the Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket. Weighing in at just 6.5 ounces it is one of the lightest, waterproof jackets on the market, making… Read More »

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Bike & Hike on St Helens

We’ve had a less than stellar winter. But for every bad situation there is a silver lining! Lack of snow made for a unique opportunity to complete a loop hike on the east side of Mt St Helens in early March. The road to Lava Canyon is closed, as it normally is this time of… Read More »

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The Gift of Safety

Do you love someone who loves the outdoors? Give them the gift of safety with a satellite communication device! And now is the perfect time to do so. Both inReach and SPOT are offering special Christmas deals. These devices allow your loved one to send a message, letting you know that they are safe on… Read More »

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Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Folks

Thanksgiving has past, and Christmas is nearly upon us! Let us help make your holiday gift giving a little bit easier this year. We asked each Mountain Shop staff member to tell us what they are most stoked on, so that you can get the perfect gift for each outdoorsy person on your list. Check out… Read More »

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Whippet Recall

Black Diamond makes excellent products, but even the greats are effected by the occasional flaw. Luckily, BD’s number one concern is customer safety. Thus they have issued the following recall on Whippets. Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily announced a recall of a limited number of… Read More »

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Six Moon Designs at the Mountain Shop

We are officially flattered. One of our favorite brands, Six Moon Designs, did a dealer profile on us. The following piece not only makes us blush, but also does a good job of explaining our belief in ultralight.   Specializing in carrying cottage-industry lightweight gear brands, the Mountain Shop in Portland, Oregon has carved a… Read More »

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New Climbing Guide to NW Oregon

Northwest Oregon Rock is Tim Olson’s newest title. Tim’s guidebook Portland Rock Climbs, has been a consistent seller- for a climbing guide. We’re incredibly excited to see some of our favorite climbing areas, some of which had been lost to the annals of out-of-print guides, make a resurgence in Tim’s book. We are a little… Read More »

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Good Outlook for PNW Ski Mountaineering Season

With the late season boost in snowpack it looks like May, June, and even July will be prime for skiing in the NW high country. With the ski areas winding down with plenty of snowpack there are a lot of opportunities to keep skiing. Here at the Mountain Shop, we are stocked up with the… Read More »

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Cilo Gear

In our continued effort to bring you the very best quality and highest performance gear, we’re very proud to announce our exclusive partnership with CiloGear. CiloGear (pronounced chee-low) makes some of the highest quality climbing and mountaineering packs on the market. With top notch fabrics, bomb-proof construction and designs that work flawlessly. Not good enough,… Read More »

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