backpacking stove use during downtime on Denali, AK

When it comes to hiking, backpacking and camping, nothing ruins a great trip like not being able to eat tasty meals. Conversely, nothing turns a miserable, wet day into a fun memorable one like a great meal when you get to camp. To help you turn those down days into WOW! days, we’re going to discuss the proper backpacking stove to take on your next trip.

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1. Solar powered lights that change colors.


Bring some illumination to your campsite with the easily-charged and easily-packable Luci Lights.

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Follow Michel Lanne, Jordi Tosas, Rene Roulet as they explore the evolution of  trail running running in the latest episode from Salomon Running TV. Outliers looks at the way that fast and light alpinism and mountain running are coming together to take athletes to new heights, both literally and figuratively. Stunning visuals, poignant commentary and jaw-dropping shots abound in this latest episode.

Running can take you to some strange places. Follow the crew of Salomon Running TV as they travel the streets of Barcelona in Episode 03. From gorgeous scenery to amazing street-life, we see it all in this visually stunning mini-movie.

Watch this visually thrilling video that shows the healing powers of running, and the ways in which it transforms his life. Through coping with depression, to finding the love of his life, Chasing the Distance chronicles Rob Krar’s transformation journey.

From climber and filmmaker Cheyne Lempe comes Haywire, a story of two men seeking to find ultimate freedom on Baffin Island. For Cheyne and Dave Allfrey, Baffin offers the perfect blend of solitude and adventure. See just how far they’ll go to get away from it all as they climb big lines, dodge polar bears, and experience adventure in one of the most remote places on Earth.

Think you’ve seen it all? Well, the guys from Snowmads would beg to differ. Check them out as they explore the dirt mountains of Iran in search of steep lines, smooth dirt, and good times. Unlike anything you’ve seen before.

If you’ve climbed in Rifle, CO, chances are you’ve climbed on a route put up by prolific climber and bolster Dave Pegg. After his passing in 2014, Black Diamond Ambassador Dan Mirsky took it upon himself to finish bolting one of the many climbs left undone. Watch Episode 5, the latest for Black Diamond TV, as they pay tribute to Dave Pegg and the newly completed “Width of Life” climb.

Sales Staff Needed

2 May 2016

We’re looking for fun, outdoors-loving people to come join our team. Do you enjoy being outside and all the gear that goes with it? How about talking about said gear with other outdoor enthusiasts? If so, come join the team! Print out an application from the link below, or just stop by and say hi. We’re located in Truckee at 11368 Donner Pass Rd, right across from New Moon and the DMV.

Print out the application and drop if off at the shop, or just come on in to say hi. – Application for Employment .PDF

Job Summary

Granite Chief is looking to add to our team of retail store operation managers. This is a leadership position for an individual with strong passion for skiing, outdoor sports and mountain lifestyle.

Our management team has a shared goal to hire, train, and inspire staff to excel in customer service, sales, store presentation and operations. Our goal is to create goodwill with customers by engaging them in product and service dialog. Those that walk through our doors share the same passion for skiing and the mountain lifestyle as we do.

Key Qualifications

  • Attention to detail; able to step back and see Granite Chief through the eyes of our customers
  • Exceptional verbal skills to communicate with staff and customers
  • Time management and delegation skills are required to ensure an organized, well ran operation
  • Ability to followup with customer and employee issues, requests, and questions
  • Enjoy rallying staff and customers around the company’s events and marketing campaigns
  • Create sales and performance incentives
  • Team building with emphasis on company loyalty and involvement
  • Encourage staff and customers to engage in social medias and the company’s website
  • Able to clearly and concisely review employee’s performance in a positive and constructive manner
  • Focus skills so that projects are thoroughly completed in a timely manner
  • Manage fluency with in-store promotions
  • Multi-tasking skills while maintaining focus on thoroughness and detail

As a manager, you are responsible to build a dynamic team with unique individuals with a passion for the Tahoe lifestyle. Our goal is to deliver a positive experience for customers as they look to us to learn the technical benefits of the products we offer. Create customer loyalty through customer support and a memorable shopping experience. Most importantly, you share Granite Chief’s vision with employees, encouraging their  growth, confidence and productivity.

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You may also print out the Application for Employment and drop it off at the shop.

Atmos -  Osprey Packs - Dolores, CO


Let’s face it, thru-hiking is a difficult, challenging endeavor, at best. To make things easy, it’s important that you outfit yourself with the proper gear, and the starting point for all of that should be your pack. With this in mind, Osprey Packs designed the Atmos AG pack for men and the Aura AG pack for women. At heart, they’re extremely similar packs, the Aura being designed with a woman’s physiology and body shape in mind. When it comes to features though, they’re nearly identical.

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The future of backpacking is here, in the form of the Coper Spur UL mtnGLO Tent from Big Agnes. Say goodbye to blinding headlamps and poorly positioned headlamps, now you enjoy the convenience of LED light strands built directly into your ultra-light tent. Seem like something you need in your life? Well, you’re in luck! Visit our website and get your own Copper Spur UL mtnGLO Tent.