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Triple Crown: Hiking the Big Three U.S. Trails

Considering tackling one or all of the Triple Crown U.S. hiking trails? Whether it's the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) or the Appalachian Trail (AT), each presents unique challenges and requires its own...
Road Trip! Visit The U.S. National Parks

Road Trip! Visit The U.S. National Parks

The U.S. national parks are each special in their own right. (Just ask the 93-year old grandmother and her grandson who just completed visits to all 63 U.S. national parks!)    While there may never be enough time...
Pack Like A Pro: Pacific Crest Trail

Pack Like A Pro: Pacific Crest Trail

Introducing Ridge Merino's 2023 PCT Ambassador, Laila Cohen.   Laila is currently hiking the 2,650 miles from San Diego along the Mexican border all the way up to British Columbia, Canada.  Mile 0 with a smile! The...
SPRING HAS (FINALLY!) SPRUNG

SPRING HAS (FINALLY!) SPRUNG

It's finally spring in Mammoth, and the town's record-breaking snowfall is beginning to thaw after a brutal winter which tested even the heartiest local's resolve.  Spring-inspired murals brighten spirits around the still-snow covered town. Severe storms brought more than 700 inches...
Life On The Ridge: The Avalanche Forecaster

Life On The Ridge: The Avalanche Forecaster

ESAC Center Director and Lead Forecaster Steve Mace tests the snow for weak layers.  Did you know? Avalanche risk is at its greatest 24 hours following a snowfall of 12 inches or more. Mace hits...
Life In The Snow Globe: Atmospheric Rivers Blast Eastern Sierra

Life In The Snow Globe: Atmospheric Rivers Blast Eastern Sierra

Ridge Merino's HQ is in the epicenter of where wild weather patterns converge to create the winter wonderland we call home.  Currently we're in the middle of an atmospheric river, a weather event that's been dumping multiple feet...
Our Green Business Promise

Our Green Business Promise

Ridge was born on a cold autumn day in 2014. It was the beginning of a small, family business focused on developing the highest quality Merino wool base layers designed to make everyone feel more comfortable outside....
What's Your Camp Style?

What's Your Camp Style?

Summer is at our doorstep, and the excitement of longer days is making it impossible to think about anything other than golden sunsets and the smell of pine trees in the morning. Whether you’re headed for...
Seven Things To Pack For Your Next Backcountry Yurt Trip

Seven Things To Pack For Your Next Backcountry Yurt Trip

By: Josh Wray (@josh_wray) All Images by Andy Cochrane @Andrewfitts It’s winter, it’s dumping and I couldn’t be happier. The past couple of years I’ve dove deeper into the world of backcountry splitboarding. Setting a...