Spring in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!

Published 2010-05-31

Spring is in full swing in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. You name it, we’ve got it! Wind, rain, hail, snow, sunshine a bit of everything in just one day. One of my goals for this early Spring season was to start testing two of Mystery Ranch’s smaller packs, the Courier bag & Booty bag. In conjunction with May being National Bike month, I thought this would be a perfect fit. This Spring, I was fortunate enough to visit a good friend, Corrie in Jackson Hole, WY who is an amazing pastry cook in Teton Village.

During my visit I wore the Booty bag on a day hike in the Red Hills, biking up Signal Mountain, shopping around Jackson & kicking up festivities at a Grand Teton Brewing Company event. The Booty bag worked well in all environments. It rides well on my shoulders & carries both rain jackets, camera & snacks quite well. Once the pack is on your shoulders, it slides closed so no need to worry about anything flying out of the bag when hiking or biking. It is a perfect pack for short day hikes, town & trail bike rides & for cruising around town.

The Courier bag is smaller than our Outsider, but performs super well on uphill, downhill & flat land bike riding & commuting. Due to the foam, it also is great for keeping your lower back warm on these cold Spring days. The extra waist belt is extremely handy for keeping the pack from not moving on your back when riding. Biking around Bozeman on both road & trails, my sister Mimi (Mystery Ranch production crew sewer & artist) tested the pack on the dirt trails through town & it held up well along the bumpy & muddy terrain. The courier is also a solid pack for early Spring time condions on our Memorial Day trail bike ride to Mystic Lake. All of this tied into National Bike to Work week & Bike to Work day on Friday, May 21st. Throughout the week, a group of Mystery Ranch employees biked to work, stopping by local businesses that provided coffee & breakfast to those commuting via legs & wheel power. It was definitely a great way to jump start the outdoor Spring season & Summer sports activities! So, get outside, grab your favorite pack of choice & embrace the wild Spring weather of the GYE or wherever you call home!