Review: Mountain Standard 28L Utility Pack

Originally posted on Carryology.

I commuted with the Mountain Standard 28L Utility Pack for a month and took it out to play in the Cascade Range of Washington for a 10 mile out-and-back.  I normally wouldn’t carry a bag like this on a hike, it’s missing a solid hip belt and the back panel is very minimal, but I was only taking ~5kg and the weather was on the cooler side. Continue reading “Review: Mountain Standard 28L Utility Pack”

American Trail Etiquette

On June 30th I went on a hike to Upper Wildcat Lake (UWC) via the Snow Lake Trail Head in Washington’s Snoqualmie Pass region.  It’s a beautiful 8-mile hike to a backcountry lake that’s rarely visited, but the first two miles are a super highway to the extremely popular Snow Lake.  Snow Lake pulls locals and tourists alike because of its relative easy and huge visual reward.  My June 30th hike in wasn’t terrible—maybe a dozen or so folks out on the trail as I made my way in. Continue reading “American Trail Etiquette”