I grew up immersed in the outdoors of the Sierra Nevada foothills but didn't truly become passionate about hiking, backpacking, and other recreating until I worked/lived at Crater Lake National Park in 2013. Since then, I've hiked more than 70 trails in Washington, including 2 volcano summits, and have grown my activities to include snowshoeing and kayaking. I'm also a certified Wilderness First Responder and will be completing my AIARE level 1 (avalanche training) January 2020
Oru Kayak Bay ST Foldable Kayak
Center of attention
When you first receive your Oru, make sure to practice setting it up and packing it back down before taking it out for real. All eyes will be on you, for nobody has seen a suitcase sized box transform into a water craft before! The bay model is best for calm lakes. It’s lightweight and easy to control, but can feel unstable in choppier waters. Practice makes perfect and there’s nothing better than having a portable kayak you can take nearly anywhere!
Osprey Aura AG 65 L Backpack
After trying anti-gravity, you’ll never go back
The Aura model has everything you need and nothing you don’t, with lots of storage and perfectly placed pockets for easy organization. The anti-gravity suspension rests the weight on the hips to save neck and shoulder muscles from suffering.
The North Face Talus 2 Tent
A backpacking tent built for comfort
What this tent lacks in ultra-light weight, it compensates with everything else. Easiest set up ever, comfortable space for 2 people plus gear, and an overhead pocket for organizing items for easy access. The rain fly creates a spacious vestibule to keep even more gear dry.