A very big feud is brewing between the Outdoor Industry and the state of Utah, if not much of the rest of the country. And rightfully so. Thanks to the state’s notoriously anti-public lands conservation attitude, Outdoor Retailer announced yesterday they were actively looking for a new home in 2018 and now Patagonia says they are pulling out of the show altogether while it remains in Utah.
For the third time during my week long trip to Utah, I got caught out in hail, thunder, and lightning that came uncomfortably too close. This particular storm opened up on us in the Uinta Mountains, during a backpacking trip with Gregory Mountain Products to test out the new line of packs and generally decompress in good company after Outdoor Retailer.