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April 2018

How to Lightweight Backpack-Osprey Packs

April 10, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Ultralight backpacking isn’t just for the most hardcore thru-hikers. It can also be advantageous for weekend warriors or section hikers. To help with the planning process, Salem Summit Company is hosting an evening with Osprey Packs and Summit Sales NW to provide some insight on how to lighten your backpacking load without compromising comfort or safety. Topics to be covered: -How to plan out your backpacking gear list -Picking and sizing the proper bag for your trip -Packing tips and…

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October 2018

Gear Closet Sale

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The Gear Closet sale is your chance to turn your old gear into new gear and get great deals on used gear you want.  We will have our next Gear Closet sale on October 13th and 14th! Here’s how it works: Selling 1) Bring your used casual and technical outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment that you want to sell down to Salem Summit on weekdays between October 1st and October 11th. 2) You set a sale price for your items…

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Pints and Pulaskis: Trail Maintenance in Salem

October 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for Pints and Pulaskis as we welcome Salem's new trail work group, the Salamanders. The Salamanders will be bringing the tools of their trade into the shop to teach us about the need for trail maintenance in our area and the great work they are doing to address that need. Salem Ale Works is generously providing some of their finest beer, free for you to enjoy as you browse the shop and learn about how you can help…

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November 2018

Tales from the Trail: Sierra High Route

November 1, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

In August Sue Nelson and friends completed the Sierra High Route (SHR). The SHR is a 195-mile (not counting resupplies or exiting) trekking route that runs north-south across the heart of the Sierra Nevada Range, through Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, John Muir Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, and Yosemite National Park. Sixty percent of the High Route is off-trail, posing challenges both physical and mental as you attempt to navigate dangerous, unmarked terrain. You cross over 33 mountain passes, almost always…

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Evening with Oregon Wild: Wild and Scenic Rivers

November 14, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

photo courtesy of Ellli Manoogian-O'Dell Join Salem Summit Company and our friends at Oregon Wild for a night of conservation conversation and learn how you can be an advocate for Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters. We will also be raffling off two Patagonia Black Hole 30L Packs in support of Oregon Wild, courtesy of Patagonia.   This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In honor of this monumental legislation, we'll be talking about how…

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Welcome Winter Party!

November 29, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Come and meet up with other winter sports enthusiasts and novices to welcome winter. Give or get expert advice on winter travel, learn about snowshoe, cross -country ski, backcountry tours, hut to hut skiing, avalanche education opportunities and alpine touring trips in our area. Staff members will also be available to fit cross-country boots, cross-country skis, and snowshoes, so when the snow starts falling you can be ready to run by the shop and grab some rentals or purchase some…

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December 2018

Avalanche Awareness: Know Before You Go

December 4, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join us for an informative presentation on how to stay safe during backcountry snow travel. Whether you are an occasional snowshoer or an aspiring backcountry skier, this class will give you great tools for planning trips and making decisions when you're outside. Bruce Moffatt, an experienced backcountry skier and ski guide, will share his expert knowledge and tips on how to make sure you stay safe during your winter outings! Bruce has been backcountry skiing since 1972. He has worked…

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Snowshoe 101

December 12, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Have the winter rains and snow-packed trails put a damper on your hiking plans? Never fear, great days in the outdoors don't end when the cold temperatures roll in, it's just time to switch to snowshoes! Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy your favorite trails in the darkest days of winter. Join us at the shop as experienced outdoorsman, adventurer, and Chemeketan Climb Leader Mike Rudy provided how-to information for beginner snowshoers, as well as some tips and tricks…

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February 2019

Trailblaze Challenge Info Session

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the shop to learn about the Trailblaze Challenge, a fundraising event put on by the Make-A-Wish Foundation: “The Trailblaze Challenge is not a race, it’s a journey. Designed as an endurance event, the 25.8 mile trek through Silver Falls State Park caters to all levels of hiking experience in one life-changing day. Set in the crown jewel of the Oregon State Parks system, the challenge provides participants with an opportunity for adventure, while making a direct impact…

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How to Wax Your Skis or Snowboard

February 28, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Winter marches on! Maybe you’ve skied every weekend since November or maybe you’ve just pulled your skies out of the dark recesses of your garage, either way it’s time for a fresh coat of wax. If you have ever wondered how you can wax your gear at home come down and we will give you a live demonstration and answer all of your questions.

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