Trip Report

The Adventures of Gradie: Part II

Hi there! It’s me, Gradie the Mountain Shop dog again. Just finished taking my owner for a walk, so I thought I’d finish telling you the story of how I came to Portland. When we last left off, I was getting wind up my nose as we drove away from Joe’s Valley, UT. Now my human and… 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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The Adventures of Gradie: Part I

My name is Gradie, but many of you know me as the Mountain Shop dog. Probably because last time you were in I ran up and asked for pets…or treats…I like treats. My mom said I could have my very own blog series all about my adventures! I like this. Since I am a dog… Read More »

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Why You Should Take the Time to Travel

This is my first day back to work in a month. A whole glorious 31 days free of cellphones, emails, and to do lists. It seemed appropriate that the first blog I write upon my return should be an attempt to persuade people to do the same thing. So prepare for some serious persuasion as… Read More »

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202.25 Miles

200 miles of pedaling, blistering sun, and pain. This is what I think about as I pack for the Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, wondering what the heck did I get myself into. About 3 months ago signing up for the STP had sounded like a good idea. Back then 90 days seemed… Read More »

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Grand Teton via Upper Exum Ridge (5.5)

Recently I was invited by Salewa to climb the Grand Teton as part of a press trip they were putting together. We helped launch the brand in the US and, subsequently, have had a lot of success with the brand, so this was a bit of a “thank you.” Our group met on Wednesday and… Read More »

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Hikers Discuss Their AT Experience

Last year we were approached by Eric (trail name “Balls”) and his daughter Reed (“Sunshine”), who had recently finished the Pacific Crest Trail (see OPB’s Oregon Field Guide Episode), and asked if we would sponsor their hike of the Appalachian Trail. Their goal is for Reed to become the youngest Triple Crown Hiker ever. The… Read More »

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Oregon Father/Daughter Team Finish AT

We’re so happy to announce that Eric (trail name “Balls”) and Reed (“Sunshine”), completed the Appalachian Trail on Tuesday July 24, 2012! A very heartfelt congratulations to them, we’re incredibly proud to support this great father/daughter long trail team. In 2011, Reed and Eric finished the PCT. With the completion of the AT, Reed is… Read More »

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Trip To Ireland

I recently spent a little over a week in Ireland for a wedding. I nearly kicked myself for not planning any outdoor adventures, but my time was not my own. Ireland is ripe with hiking, climbing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and surfing opportunities. I arrived in Dublin and drove straight to the coast (driving on… Read More »

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Online Climbing Guides

In an effort to answer a lot of common questions and provide our customers with the best information available, we at the Mountain Shop have begun developing an online climbing guide section to our website. Currently this consists of a guide to the common South Side Routes on Mount Hood, but this will soon grow… Read More »

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Patrol at Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier climbing season is in full swing. We are witnessing an incredible snowpack below 8000 feet including more snow than I have ever seen in July at Paradise. While the lower mountain is way above average for snowpack, the upper mountain is actually a little behind normal. Last week I met up with Mountain… Read More »

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Mount Hood Conditions

With the 4th of July being a popular weekend for a climb of Mt. Hood’s South Side, and with the weather forecast as beautiful as it is, we felt it important to provide a conditions update. The bergschrund has finally opened, and with the Hogsback in a direct line with the Pearly Gates it poses… Read More »

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