Event: Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic

Smith Rock is the birthplace of sport climbing, thus it is very fitting that the American Alpine Club Craggin’ Classic is held there each year. September 4-6th is the 4th Annual Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic and the line up of events promises a fun weekend of climbing, food, beer, and entertainment. Pro-climbers Beth Rodden and Jonathan… Read More »

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PCT Days Pre-Funk and Epic Sale!

Pacific Crest Trail Days is just around the corner, and we want to make sure you’re ready! Mountain Shop is partnering with NW Alpine to bring you an epic event celebrating the PCT. Come get funky with us Wednesday, August 12th for the PCT Days Pre-Funk Party and Sale! Starting at 6:30pm we’ll have free Base… Read More »

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When Thru Hikers Get Together: The Cascade Winter Ruck

The 2nd Annual Winter Ruck of the American Long Distance Hikers Association was held in Cascade Locks on Saturday. About 140 people, including me, Shutterbug (also known as Gary), to enjoy a day of clinics, learning, and comradery. I set up a Mountain Shop booth to highlight our selection of lightweight backpacks, hiking shoes, and… Read More »

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Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating everything that we have: family, friends, good food to eat, beautiful mountains to play in, and so much more. Thus, it seems more than a little ironic that this day of thanks is followed immediately by a bargain hunting fueled shopping frenzy, that in recent years has been happening… Read More »

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Craggin’ Classic

What in the world is the Craggin’ Classic?! Glad you asked. The Craggin’ Classic is an annual climbing festival held at Smith Rock and hosted by the American Alpine Club and C.A.M.P. Running October 10th through 12th, the weekend is chalk full of awesome things! Start the weekend Friday evening with a Climber’s Party at… Read More »

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The Adventures of Gradie: National Dog Appreciation Day

Gradie, Mountain Shop dog here. And I’ve got GREAT news for all my four-legged friends: Today, August 26th, is National Dog Appreciation Day! That’s right! An entire day dedicated to celebrating all that we do for our humans. Finally, some recognition for all of the invaluable squirrel chasing. Just think about how many squirrels there would be… Read More »

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Post STP Thoughts

Another STP has come and gone. And, man, what a trip! This was my second time riding the Seattle to Portland, so I assumed it would go more smoothly than last year. This time I knew what to expect (see my previous blog, 6 Must-Do’s for the STP), and, in a lot of respects, I was… Read More »

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6 Must-Do’s for the STP…or any long bike ride

The Group Health Seattle to Portland Bike Ride (more commonly known as the STP) is this weekend! 10,000 people will mount their trusty steeds (more commonly known as bikes) and ride 200 miles from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR. The scenic route wanders through valleys, forests, farmlands, and quaint towns. Most riders will do the ride in… Read More »

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