Review: Salomon Advanced Skin S-Lab 5 Set Pack

by Charles Thursday, April 18th 2013
Over the past couple of years I have become more excited about running and moving quickly in the backcountry has become something that I enjoy/dream about/work towards. If - like me - you want to move fast/run on the trails and still carry a bit of gear and extra water with you the Salomon Advanced ... [More]

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Hiking Report: February

by Jeremy Davis Friday, February 1st 2013
  February in Tucson and in Southern Arizona tend to be a great time to get outdoors to play in your favorite venue.  Whether it is hiking, biking, trail running or simply just getting outside to enjoy the weather and awesome landscape to relieve the stresses of our everyday lives.  O... [More]

Activities | Events | Gear | Hiking Report | Trails

Review: Inov-8 Trailroc 235, 245, 255

by Charles Wednesday, December 19th 2012
In the second half of 2012 Inov-8 released 3 new models in their Off-Road series - the Trailroc 235, 245 and 255. Because the fit and features seemed right we decided to stock the entire series - and after getting good feedback from a staff demo day on the Douglas Springs Trail and from several staf... [More]

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2012 Cave Creek Thriller and McDowell Mountain Frenzy

by Charles Wednesday, December 12th 2012
30k Start at the 2012 Cave Creek Thriller October 2012: 3:12:57 and 12.4 miles into the Cave Creek Thriller I reached the Start/Finish line aid station - my first 30k race was not going exactly as I imagined. My stomach rebelled during the first lap, I was tired and hot and I thought about dropping ... [More]

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The Authors

Dave BakerDave Baker

I'm Dave Baker, founder of Summit Hut, an independent outdoor retailer based in Tucson, Arizona since 1969. As an experienced and passionate hiker, climber and backpacker, my blog is intended to be an informative and interesting look into the outdoors and the outdoor industry.

Dana Davis

Dana Davis

I’m Dana Davis, co-owner of the Summit Hut. I mostly enjoy hiking and road biking though I often do other things to keep it interesting (mountaineering, motorcycling, backpacking, climbing, you name it!) My biggest challenge is sometimes finding the balance between career, family, and fun but it’s working out so far!

Dan Davis

Dan Davis

I'm Dan Davis, after retiring from the National Park Service as a Ranger and manager, I worked for the Summit Hut until 2009, then retired for good (maybe). I'm now spending my time traveling around the southwest writing and working on my nature and fine art photography business.

Emily Gindlesparger

Emily Gindlesparger

I’m Emily Gindlesparger, a member of the Summit Hut floor staff. Since moving here from the Midwest, I’ve been taking advantage of all possible adventures in Arizona: rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, whitewater kayaking, caving and trail running; I’m always excited to see what’s next!

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