Backcountry Report: Beartrap Fork

Adam Symonds finds fresh powder on north and west-facing slopes in Beartrap and Willow Forks on February 22, 2015. (Photo: Jared Hargrave -

Winter finally returned to the Wasatch! With 13 inches falling over three days in the upper Cottonwood Canyons, myself, along with Mason Diedrich and Adam Symonds, skinned up Beartrap Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon in hopes of fresh lines with…

Liberty Sequence ski review

The Liberty Sequence are all-mountain skis that, after review, I'd say are Jack of  "All Trades, Master of None." They feature bamboo cores, sidewall construction, Stealth Rocker, and art-museum worthy top sheets. (Photo: Jared Hargrave -

Liberty┬áis a small ski company based in Avon, Colorado. While they are relatively new (they were founded in 2003) they are rapidly growing. Their exclusive use of bamboo cores set them apart from the pack, and successful skis like the…

Black Diamond Evac 7 Shovel review

The Black Diamond Evac 7 shovel transforms into a hoe, which makes it far more efficient for snow removal. (Photo: Jared Hargrave -

Avalanche shovels are pretty utilitarian. You have a shovel blade, a telescoping handle and a grip. As long as your avalanche shovel is metal and not plastic, there’s nothing to see here… move along. Unless of course, that shovel is…