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It’s February, the time of year for wilderness permits and lotteries for Mount Rainier, the Enchantments and more! Read on for what’s right and wrong with reservation systems as well as important upcoming dates to know!

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Are the StormTracker heated gloves from Outdoor Research worth their spendy price tag? Find out when I put them to the test!

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A great rain jacket is a must-have for adventures, especially in the PNW. On sale for $79, My Trail’s Storm UL rain jacket is a steal of a deal and its features, weight, and price make it one of the best options on the market!

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Make a year-end donation to one of the following 18 national and local organizations that support trails, promote stewardship, and conserve our wild places. As outdoor adventurers it’s our duty to support these groups!

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Solar power sure has come a long way! Need a lightweight, portable, rugged little charger to keep your small devices powered on the go? Check out my review of the Goal Zero Nomad 7. It’s packed with great features!

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Weighing in at 2lb 5oz fully packed, the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 is one of the lightest 2-person tents on the market. If you’re looking for a fantastic ultralight backpacking tent and aren’t afraid of spending a little extra cash to get it, I give the Fly Creek UL 2 a very enthusiastic TrailChick approval!

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If you’re looking for a functional but fashionable skort for outdoor activities and casual wear look no further than Kühl’s Mova Skort. Made from KONTOUR™fabric, it’s comfortable, breathable, durable, and pretty darn cute! Check out the complete review!

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Upgrading gear is fun! The Big Agnes Q-Core SL pad is a great compromise of weight, cost, and warmth.

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If you’re looking for a new fuel alternative to gels and shot blocks, check out Electro-Bites! They’re Gluten and Soy Free bite sized snacks that melt in your mouth and give you a nice dose of salty. Love ’em!!

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WA State Fire Lookouts

I’m currently on a journey to visit and document all 93 remaining fire lookouts in Washington State!

Lookouts Visited 50
Trail Miles 254
Road Miles 8,478
Paddling Miles 17
Elevation Climbed 73,350′
And Jake dog has 34!🐾

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