Articles by Amy Hatch

Why Small Feet, Big Land is a compelling read

Small Feet, Big Land

Take a deep breath, close your eyes and picture this: husband and wife set off on a two-month-long expedition over an Alaska glacier during the storm-battered months of October and November. In addition to the…

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Versatility + Style = Vapur

Vapur Anti-Bottles solved a big problem for me, and I’m guessing it’s not the one the company’s founders set out to solve. My problem was this: how do I carry some water AND bear spray…

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How ingenuity advanced lightweight backpacking

Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s founder, Mike St. Pierre, has an appetite for new horizons and challenges. “Every trip I ever do is to a new place,” he says. “Problem solving excites me, problem solving within the…

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Gear Across Generations

While home visiting my parents in Colorado, my mom and I decided to go for a hike, my then 5-month-old daughter in tow. Being supremely organized, as always, my mom located the child carrier she…

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Running the Big Hole Crest

Overshadowed by the Tetons just across the valley to the east, the Big Hole Mountains are a mostly forgotten mountain range. It doesn’t help any that from the tiny towns of Victor and Driggs, in…

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Meet Mountain Mama

At first, people were really freaked out at seeing pregnant mannequins at an outdoor trade show, especially pregnant mannequins wearing a climbing harness. But now the conversation is evolving. People are less surprised and more…

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The enLIGHTened Way

When I stumbled on enLIGHTened Equipment’s website for the first time, the concept of using a quilt instead of a sleeping bag was an altogether new to me. (That was right at the beginning, when…

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Bikerafting … with a Baby

My friend Karen and I have a bit of a reputation for intrepid, hair-brained adventures. We’ve pulled off biking and skiing in the same trip, we’ve gone on many night outings, we’ve gotten caught in…

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