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Travel Tuesday: Fallen Leaf Lake in the Sierras

September 20th, 2011

A quick photo from an early morning last week at Fallen Leaf Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Waking up to the soft morning light, snuggling into a down jacket and the first sips of hot coffee… just a few things that have us already dreaming of how we’re going to spend our next weekend.

Pack your passion. Go!

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Friday Round-Up: Sometimes You Just Need To Dance!

September 16th, 2011

Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. It’s September and we’re living it up for all we’re worth this month to take advantage of these last days of summer. What is crucial to living it up in style? A really great playlist. so we’re dedicating this month to music. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!

It’s Friday, which means… it’s time to dance!

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September 16th, 2011

 

If you find yourself anywhere near Telluride over the next few days, and you have a ticket, make sure you end the festival season properly by spending the last weekend of Summer at the eighteenth annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival in Town Park.

With Tons of fantastic music spanning many genres and so many different brewers that I would need the better part of the morning to list them here, you just can’t go wrong this weekend if you make it out to Blues and Brews.

Osprey Packs will be onsite all day, every day, with the deepest discounts on all manner of technical and active everyday packs the festival scene this side of the Mississippi has ever seen. We will have a full selection of all that is new for the 2011 season, free professional pack sizings and fittings and a slew of great giveaways.

Look for the Bird and swing by the Osprey booth to say hi in between sets or on your way for the next handcrafted ale-we are here and want you to be too!

See you soon!

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Huge Conservation Wins: Elwha and White Salmon Rivers in Washington to Run Free

September 14th, 2011

For all of us who love rivers, it’s time to celebrate!

This Saturday, work begins on the largest river restoration project in history. Over the next three years, crews will work on dismantling the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams on the Elwha — an action that will allow the river to flow freely for the first time in 100 years and restore 70+ miles of salmon and steelhead habitat. At 210 feet tall, Glines Canyon Dam will be the tallest dam ever removed.

And it gets better: next month, crews will blast the 125-foot tall Condit dam on the White Salmon River, setting the river free in a matter of hours.

While we may have to wait a few years to see salmon return and the rivers return to the wild rivers they were 100 years ago, this marks a huge change in momentum. Dams are being removed all over the country, with these three being the most significant of all. From all of us here at Osprey, thank you to American Rivers, American Whitewater and everyone who had a hand in these victories. It’s time to celebrate!

To get just a taste of the Elwha and why this restoration is so important, check out this beautiful short film by Andy Maser.

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Ditch Your Car: Music Videos Featuring Bikes That Will Get You On Two Wheels

September 14th, 2011

Sometimes music is the best inspiration, so this Wednesday we thought we’d supply you with a few awesome music videos featuring bicycles. After watching these, you’ll definitely be ready to hop on two wheels and hum these songs for the rest of the day.

Lily Allen: LDN

Corinne Bailey Rae: Put Your Records On

Robin Thicke: When I get you alone

Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!

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Up for Grabs: Nor’easter Festival Passes + Osprey Travel Prize Pack!

September 13th, 2011

The Nor’easter powered by Eastern Mountain Sports in Burlington, Vermont is a 3-day celebration of outdoor culture showcasing the sports we play, the music we listen to, the food we eat, the beer we drink and the environmental issues we care about.

Osprey is a proud supporter of the festival and since the main event is coming at us in less than two weeks, we’ve decided to get our Facebook fans involved with the fun!

Here’s how you get involved:

On September 19, we’ll pick one winner at random to win a host of awesome prizes! Here’s what’s up for grabs:

  • 2 Osprey Vector 22 wheeled travel bags
  • 2 Osprey Talon packs
  • 2 Nor’easter festival passes

All so you and a friend can travel in style to the festival! Good luck!

Please note: The winner of this contest must be able to attend the Nor’easter festival this year, so please only enter if you’re excited and ready to travel to the festival. Travel and lodging is not covered by the festival pass.

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Travel Tuesday: We Make the Road by Walking

September 13th, 2011

We humans often feel pressed to take the quickest way home, or the shortest trip to our destination and in doing so, end up missing all of the communities in between. But what if the trip wasn’t all about getting from Point A to Point B in the fastest way possible? Well, today a story of three brothers caught our attention. One, because we’re big fans of using our own power to take us places and two, because we noticed they were rocking Osprey Packs for their journey. Check it out…

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Friday Round-Up: Songs to Rock While You Roam

September 9th, 2011

Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. It’s September and we’re living it up for all we’re worth this month to take advantage of these last days of summer. What is crucial to living it up in style? A really great playlist… so we’re dedicating this month to music. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!

Heading out on an adventure this weekend? Whether you’re hitting the road, the rails or leaving on a jet play, here are a few beats that will really get you going!

Proud Mary: Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Interbike 2011: Score Swag + Support 88Bikes!

September 8th, 2011

Photo courtesy 88Bikes

This summer, Osprey participated in 88Bikes’ Village project in our own backyard of Navajo Nation. The project focuses on small rural locations where bikes can have a major impact. We have long supported the incredible work of 88Bikes because we believe that bikes really can change the world.

To continue our support of 88Bikes, we will be selling our new Zealot 1o packs at Interbike next week. Packs are $35 with 100% of the proceeds going straight to getting more kids on bikes. If you’ll be at Interbike, please swing by the booth and pick up a pack and support 88Bikes!

Learn more about 88Bikes and how you can help, here.

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Interbike 2011: Score Swag + Support 88Bikes!

September 8th, 2011

Photo courtesy 88Bikes

This summer, Osprey participated in 88Bikes’ Village project in our own backyard of Navajo Nation. The project focuses on small rural locations where bikes can have a major impact. We have long supported the incredible work of 88Bikes because we believe that bikes really can change the world.

To continue our support of 88Bikes, we will be selling our new Zealot 1o packs at Interbike next week. Packs are $35 with 100% of the proceeds going straight to getting more kids on bikes. If you’ll be at Interbike, please swing by the booth and pick up a pack and support 88Bikes!

Learn more about 88Bikes and how you can help, here.

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