It’s not so much the sunshine and warm weather that signals summer, as the rising gas prices and tourists clogging the highways. With schools opening their doors, soon to release their prisoners with Alice Cooper blasting in the background, many people are asking: What about the water levels? The past summer and this winter’s snowfall haven’t instilled much hope for class IV and V rapids. Locals speculate low CFS until–
Wow! Snow in May. Now, the kayaking and rafting seasons aren’t looking so dismal. Families are booking boating trips and local papers are heralding better water levels than last year, and only a little below average. No one can agree exactly how far below average, but best estimates are about 25% shy of normal for the valley. A perfect summer. Time to rock the awesome swimwear, whether it’s board shorts, bikinis, or swim trunks, pull ‘em out, dust ‘em off, and get your tan on.
Once you’ve given the waters some time to digest the snow melt and calm their rages grab the canoe and take a float trip. Invest in a comfy chair, because the ole 2×4 across the canoe is a little hard. Not to mention when the biggest fish you ever saw bites your hook and while reeling it in your makeshift seat vanishes. Seriously. Vanishes! (Of course you did not knock it into the bottom of the boat in your excitement, no matter what anyone else says.) The fish escapes leaving you flailing in the water with an aching tailbone and your buddies laughing so hard they can’t get you back into the boat. Don’t make that mistake again. No, you don’t need new friends, just a Crazy Creek chair.
If you’re asking this, don’t panic. Rocky is here to help. You can trust me. Skim my resume. Rocky : Outdoors :: Flo : Insurance.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Meaning, that one, perfect gift you can never find is hiding from you once again. No worries, Waldo never got the beat on me. Following are my suggestions for this year’s gift to Mom. If she’s into fishing, buy her a pair of waders, a fishing vest, or a hat. If she rocks the bicycle to work, possibly a bike bag or a sweet water bottle. Maybe she loves to hike, and is waiting on that perfect daypack or jacket. If none of those say Mother to you, then go for the safe gift, the running gift. Face it, every mama is a runner. She cooks, she cleans, she works, she helps you with your studies… How do you think she gets it all done in one day? Not walking, that’s for sure. Surprise her with a pair of shoes appropriate for all of the above.
(Just a heads up, Father’s Day is June 16th. Hint. Hint. Don’t wait until the last minute to go gift hunting. Here’s a tiny taste of what Dad may be expecting: CAMOUFLAGE! Hint. Hint. RockyMountainTrail offers CAMOUFLAGE products.)
We all like great outdoor gear. Add in free shipping and it’s love. We’re upside down about it! We’re prepared. Are you?
It’s Spring! Meaning: temperatures anywhere from the upper thirties to the upper sixties, sunshine to rain to snow to rain to sunshine to snow to snow to…well, you get the point.
Remember to breathe, because there is a way to manage the craziness.
1. Lightweight Fleece
2. Rain Jackets
3. Spring Softshells
Enjoy the outdoors, despite the weather, and don’t worry. We’ll cover the shipping!
Free Adventure Medical Day Tripper Medical Kit
When you purchase a Women’s or Men’s RTD Rain Jacket, you receive a free medical kit. Supplies are limited, and as soon as the last kit’s out the door, this offer is gone.
Do not hesitate! Do not wait! Go to rockymountaintrail.com now and check out The North Face RDT Women’s or Men’s Rain Jacket. With FlashDry technology, this jacket keeps you dry in the harshest rains. The first drop of rain to hit your jacket is barely audible to you, but to FlashDry it’s the sound of the starting gun at the track. FlashDry sprints to eliminate moisture attempting to cling to your skin and hastens the evaporation process. It could rain on you. It could pour on you. And you wouldn’t know it. It’s like being encased in an umbrella, only better. Leave the umbrella in your closet and upgrade to the RDT Rain Jacket. Like magic, the RDT Rain Jacket keeps you dry without causing you to feel all sticky and clammy like most rainwear.
Still not convinced? All right, how about this: we all love cool gadgets. Like the laundry basket that folded in on itself in college, the spork that eliminated the amount of dishes to be washed, and all the inventions you continue to add to your bucket list. But, what about the hooded jacket that fits inside its own pocket? The RDT Rain Jacket’s outer layer can do that!
Why are you still reading this? What are you waiting for? Go get your umbrella replacement!
Yes, we know. It’s been way too long, but we’re out of hibernation and we drug some new gear out with us just in time for spring. Check out our New Balance and Skechers shoes. We offer some wicked colors in not only the Minimus series, but other trail running shoes as well. Want a pair of sandals? With Skechers’ Crow and Sport sandals we have you covered. Not to mention, if you purchase a pair of BOBS, Skechers will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need.
Shoes not your thing? Totally fine, because we now offer Big Agnes. Get the family together and enjoy the outdoors with Big Agnes’ sleeping bags and Air Core pads.
The ski and snowboard season is rapidly approaching for most of us in the Western hemisphere. So with that, it’s time to get the gear that’s going to keep you comfortable while you’re doing all of your favorite winter activities.
RockyMountainTrail.com has all the gear that you will need and then some. We sell over 70 different brands that you know and love. We carry brands like The North Face, Columbia, Marmot and many more. We constantly add new products too! Check out our new jackets, beanies and gloves and get what you need this winter to stay warm.
And just to get you in the spirit of the winter season, check out this video of some Contour Snow Highlights.