Lake George

Lake George
Lake George - from Tongue Mtn Range - 11/11/2011

My Gear

Here is my "GoTo" gear that I own,use and rely on in my adventures.  I've been happy with all of these products and would recommend any of them.  I've included links to the manufacturer's page or reseller page so you can look at the details for any item.

If you have any questions or comments on any of the items, please let me know.  I'd be happy to hear from you.

Item Manufacturer/Model Secondary Item
2 way radios Motorola Talkabout 5100
Android GPS App. Backcountry Navigator Pro 
Backcountry Ski Boots Alpina Alaska 75 mm 
Backcountry Ski Poles Black Diamond Traverse 
Backcountry Skis Rossignol BC 110  Madshus Epoch
Backcountry Ski Bindings Voile Switchback 
Backpack Gregory Palisade 80
Bivvy Sack SOL Escape
Cell Phone Motorola Droid Maxx
Compass Suunto A-10
Crampon Petzl Vasak Flexlock Kahtoola K10 Hiking Crampon
Daypack North Face Solstice 35 Camelback Peak Bagger
Digital Camera Panasonic DMC ZS19 Nikon Coolpix 9100
Dog Harness Ruffwear Web Master Harness
Gaiters Outdoor Research Crocodiles
GPS Garmin Oregon 450T Garmin eTrex Summit
Headlamps Black Diamond Storm 160 Black Diamond Spot 90
Hiking Boots Asolo TPS 520 GTX Vasque Wasatch GTX
Hiking Pants EMS Endo Trek Pant Mammut Schoeller
Kayaks Carolina Perception 14.5
Airalite (Red, Yellow & Blue!)
Kayak Compass Suunto Orca
Mitten Black Diamond Mercury
Mountaineering Boots Older model similar to Nepal Evo GTX but w/ plastic bottom
Mountaineering Axe Black Diamond Raven Pro
Paddle Aquabound Sting Ray Hybrid  Liquid Logic
Parka North Face Plasma Thermal Jacket
Rain Coat Marmot Precip
Shell (Jacket) EMS Orion Jacket
Snowshoes MSR Lightning Ascent 22" MSR Evo Ascent
Solar Charger Goal Zero Nomad 7
Foldable Solar Panel
Guide 10 Battery Pack
Spikes Kahtoola MicroSpikes Hillsound Trail Crampons
Telemark Bindings G3 Targa
Telemark Books Scarpa T2
Telemark Skis K2 World Piste
Telemark Ski Skins Black Diamond Ascension
Tent REI Half Dome 2
Tent (4 season) EMS Tundra Dome
Water Purifier Steripen Adventurer Opti
Winter Boots Raichle Snow Trail XT GoreTex Garmont Momentum Snow GTX; Keen Summit County III


  1. Great to ski with you last night. Nice blog site.

  2. Thanks. The skiing with you guys was awesome. I'm hooked.

  3. I'm going to be doing my first overnight this summer and looking at stoves, any recommendations?

    1. I'm probably not the best person to ask since I do mostly dayhikes. I've got an MSR Whisperlite and a Jetboil and both work good, although they only get used 3-5 times a year.

  4. Appreciate your gear list. Trying to build out my own and I am wandering the same areas as you

    1. Thanks. I'll have to look my list over. I haven't updated it in a year or two. I'm sure I have some changes and/or additions.