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Publishing Highlights!
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Publishing Highlights!

Below are the publishing highlights from my past season. They’re from Powder Magazine, Skiing Interactive, and Mt. Bachelor Magazine.

Aaron Karitis | MK Ambassador

Wearing the Granite Creek Shorts in the Field
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Wearing the Granite Creek Shorts in the Field

I’ve spent a lot of time in my Granite Creek Shorts this month in the field with the dogs,  as well as a great day in the dove field. One of my favorite things about the shorts is how fast they dry! I’m able to stay out in the field longer and get more out of a day of training without worrying about bringing extra clothes since the shorts are so functional. I can go from training my dogs to doing whatever I need to next. On a Saturday, I can wake up early, take the dogs out, then right after load them up and head to my son’s baseball game.

Kirk Driskell | MK Ambassador

Summer in Colorado
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Summer in Colorado

As I slowly continue to stack this winter’s firewood in a cold fall rain, I already miss summer, even if there are long, warm days to come. It has been awhile since I have updated the Mountain Khakis world so here is recap of a great summer.

Hunter Mortensen | MK Ambassador

Summer in the mountains of Colorado took a long time to arrive this year. The backcountry skiing was epic well into May, and for diehard skiers even June. When the skis were hung up to dry, my wife and I pulled the raft out of storage and geared up to hit the high water. While the record high runoff kept us off some local favorites, we still were able to get on the Gunnison, Colorado, San Juan, and Blue rivers. Time spent on the river is just another way to give thanks to snow that falls all winter and to the cycle of life in the mountains.

The Mitre – A Swing and a Miss…
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The Mitre – A Swing and a Miss…

With a weather forecast of blue skies and warm temps we decided it was time to climb a Canadian Rockies classic – “The Mitre” is a classic Alpine 5.5 route with over a 3800’+/- ascent day. With our 4am start and hiking by headlamp we quickly traversed the majestic Lake Louise, crossed a large Lefroy glacier and soon were climbing the 40 degree snow and ice ramp leading us to the rock climbing by first dawn. After last weeks’ snowstorm, we marvelled at our luck of having snow on the icy ramp – perfect for fast travel, as it turns out the snow would prove to be our friend.. and foe.

Ryan Fowler | MK Ambassador

Mountain Khakis Bouldering
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Mountain Khakis Bouldering

The bouldering in California is superb.  Since I was in LA for a week in summer I thought that it would be a good idea to check out Horse Flats since it is at 5000ft elevation.  As it turned out the weather was great.  The temps were in the 80′s and in the shade, with the cool breeze, it was more like 70.  I have to say that Horse Flats is a really beautiful place.  There is not an obscene amount of boulders, but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality.  The rock is granite and the moves are powerful.  To me granite is only second to southern sandstone.  And powerful moves really make me want to crank hard.

Eddie Gianelloni | MK Ambassador