Caity Patey

Nickname: Snacks

Outdoor Activities: Tele skiing, climbing, hiking, biking, swimming, walking, snowshoeing, sledding, camping

Things I'm learning: Sailing, nordic skiing

I love to talk about: Skins, Ski Boots, Mercury Mitts, Snacks,  Social Media: Especially Twitter, The glory of down, base layers, skis, swimming holes, Maine.

I hail from a clan of Sunday River Tele skiers. Years ago, at the ripe age of 16, I was inducted into the clan as a second generation member and set up with Scarpa T2 boots, Rossi T3's and 7tm bindings. As I grew older and more skilled I was able to participate in beer:30, a clan tradition formerly taking place in lot 7 (super secret tele clan hideaway), more recently moved to Barker lodge. After graduating from Champlain College and moving back to Maine, I couldn't feed the need as well as I'd wished. I left Maine in search of more mountains, a closer commute to my powder addiction and better beer. I traded in my T3's for rip chicks and picked up some ener-g's to handle the VT powder.

I found a new clan upon moving back to Burlington that supported all of my habits and began working at OGE in January 2011. They also encouraged new habits to the mix such as climbing, slack-lining, backcountry skiing, and more. I spend my summer hiking, biking ridiculous distances on my single speed bike like it has gears, and swimming.

I am now working as the Social Media Optimizer bringing OGE into the world of Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and more.

My Setups:

Climbing: Petzl Selena Harness, Grigri2, Black Diamond ATC

Skiing: Rotefella NTN bindings, Scarpa TX Pro Wmns boot, Volkl Kiku, Black Diamond Expedition poles, Black Diamond STD Ascension Skins

Hiking/Camping: Scarpa Moraine shoe, Gregory Jade34 Pack, Sierra Designs Euphoria30 sleeping bag

Other Gear I love: Buffs, Darn Tough socks, Platypus bottles

 

Trip Report – Snowbird and Alta

Trip Report: Utah Skiing at Snowbird and Alta
January 4th and 6th 2013

Gear used: Dakine Ski Sleeve, Black Diamond Expedition poles, Scarpa Terminator X Pro NTN Women’s boots, Volkl Kiku Skis, Shak Lite, Millet Belay Composite jacket, Isis Snow Queen jacket

New Years resolutions always seem to slowly slip away but the epic snow dump that Utah was hauling in called my name … Read more >>

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Published:January 11, 2013 View Post

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Trip Report: Mount Hood National Forest

Mt Hoot National Forest

OGE Staffer Caity explores Bagby Hot Springs

Where: Mt Hood National Forest
When
: March 3, 2012
Gear Used
: Pack Towel, Chico Day Pack
Wish I had: Yaktrax

I have always dreamed of heading west with visions of powdery peaks and beautiful views so on March 2nd I hopped a plane to Oregon in search of gold. Our first stop was Portland and after a long plane … Read more >>

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Published:March 14, 2012 View Post

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Vermont Avalanche

Skiers Trigger Two Avalanches – One Buried

Where: Mount Mansfield, VT

When: February 25th, 2012

Safety Equipment: Shovel, Avalanche Probe, Avalanche Beacon

The avalanche resulted in the burial of one skier up to his neck while a group was skinning across a gladed area with a pitch of ~35 degrees. He was quickly dug out by friends.

 

The general backcountry ethic in Vermont is to not carry … Read more >>

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Published:March 1, 2012 View Post

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Long-Distance / Thru Hiker Workshop at OGE

Planning a hike of the Long Trail? Always wanted to spend some time on the AT? Fascinated by the idea of long-distance backpacking?

Come down to the Outdoor Gear Exchange on Sunday, March 4th at 4pm for a chat with three of the OGE’s resident thru-hikers. They will share their own experiences on the trail and answer questions on everything from gear selection and pack fitting to food and trail … Read more >>

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Published:February 23, 2012 View Post

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