Welcome to Trail Talk

by Dave Baker Thursday, December 4th 2008

Welcome to the inaugural post in Summit Hut’s new blog, Trail Talk. I'm Dave Baker, owner and founder of Summit Hut, an independent outdoor gear company based in Tucson, Arizona since 1969. To a large extent, I have been inspired to start this blog by the response to an Arizona Trail blog at summithut.com which was posted as I walked the Trail last spring. I will generally devote this space to discussion about the Summit Hut stores, the outdoor industry, gear information and tips, trip logs and trail guides. I’ll try to get a post up every week or so. I hope you find the posts interesting, and look forward to your feedback.


Comments (3) -

12/11/2008 4:42:07 PM #

Burly!  More trips like this would make some interesting reading.

Craig L

12/22/2008 6:56:24 PM #

Awesome!  I always enjoy and respect hearing Dave's thoughts on the outdoors and the outdoor industry.  Looking forward to more adventures!

John D.

John Drollinger

12/23/2008 4:41:15 PM #

I just wanted to let you know how much I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog about the AZT. After hiking the PCT last year, I've been having a hard time getting motivated about doing the AZT. Your well written blog has helped to renew my excitement for walking across this beautiful state. Congrats on the hike and thanks for writing about it!!

Tom Hickenlooper

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!