Amie Engerbretson shredding on a snowmobile

Imperfect Advocacy: 'The Hypocrite' Unveils Challenges in Snow Sports

"The Hypocrite" calls into question the use of fossil fuels in snow sports, such as utilizing snowmobiles and helicopters to access otherwise unreachable terrain.   Have you ever felt conflicted between your passion for the great outdoors and the...
Underneath It All, Pro Athletes Rely on Ridge

Underneath It All, Pro Athletes Rely on Ridge

Professional winter athletes often find themselves navigating the most unforgiving climates, where their very survival and performance depend on the quality of their clothing.  Whether it's the heart-pounding moment of dropping out of a helicopter...
Silhouettes of four backpackers hiking up a hill at sunrise

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...
Ridge Supports BCPP's Climb Against the Odds

Ridge Supports BCPP's Climb Against the Odds

It's the 20 year anniversary of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP)’s annual mountaineering expedition, Climb Against the Odds. The event welcomes novice and expert climbers to summit Mt. Shasta’s 14,179 ft. peak as a collective effort to...
Dad Bond: Plan a Father's Day to Remember in the Eastern Sierra

Dad Bond: Plan a Father's Day to Remember in the Eastern Sierra

Father’s Day is a great time to surprise dad with some unique outdoor experiences, some of which may be beyond his normal comfort zone. The Eastern Sierra offers several out-of-the-box opportunities for adventure. Here are just a...
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...
Mammoth Breaks Record for Snowiest Season Ever

Mammoth Breaks Record for Snowiest Season Ever

The Eastern Sierra has been hammered this season with storm after storm. To date, the town of Mammoth Lakes has received more than 695 inches of snow (more than 57 ft / 17 m) -...
10 Gifts Under $100 For the Outdoor Lover

10 Gifts Under $100 For the Outdoor Lover

The holidays are upon us, and it's time to start shopping for the outdoor lovers on your list. To make the process easier, we've compiled this year's picks for the 10 best holiday gifts under $100....
Merino Wool Underwear?

Merino Wool Underwear?

The words "underwear" and "wool" in the same sentence may (understandably) elicit a negative reaction. Traditional wool conjures images of itchy fibers, overheating, sweaty-ness and basically general discomfort. We get it. Traditional wool has a time and...