Monthly Archives: April 2012

Silcox Hut & Woolrich pajamas: Low tech comforts in a high tech world

To spend two days in the Silcox Hut is to feel the grip of the high-tech world slip away.

Embedded into the snowy face of Oregon’s Mt. Hood, the hut originally served as the upper station of the “magic mile” chairlift, built in 1939.   But in the last few decades, the Silcox has been lovingly elevated to a prized status as one of America’s great ski lodges.   Capable of hosting up to 24 people, the Silcox Hut features raw stone floors, looming timberframe walls and remarkably comfortable feather pillow bunkbeds.    Oh, and there’s a hot shower too. Continue reading


Woolrich goes to Washington

Joining more than 50 leaders of the outdoor industry, Woolrich headed to the nation’s capitol this week to stand tall for America’s best known and best loved outdoor areas  … as well as American’s need for straightforward, reasonable access to those places to play.

As both family members and the leading decision makers at Woolrich,  Nick Brayton (president) and Josh Rich (vice-president, international) represented the family-run company at the OIA Capitol Summit, participating in a full day of meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.     Continue reading