Here is a favorable shout-out to GoLite (who just happens to also be in the midst of a clearance of winter gear).
They went above and beyond the call of duty for a friend of mine to make right on a problem caused by website technical difficulties.
Give them a browse if you're looking for a deal on winter gear or looking for some new digs for spring.
In other news... next hike is coming up in less than two weeks. If things go as planned the day will probably be spent on some new-to-me rural peaks in Whatcom/Skagit county followed by dinner with some nwhikers and then a moonlight snowshoe within sight of Mt. Baker.
Feel free to join me for the day or even just a portion of it.