A quick switch of clothing and equipment, and the day turned from mountain biking to mountain hiking, with the bonus of a picnic at the summit becoming part of the new plan. We’d picked up some local cheese and paté and put them in our cooler for an evening appetizer; instead, they were pressed into service as a decadent lunch, along with some of our usual traveling bag of food. The Osprey Raptor 14 hydration pack that I’d been trying out is larger than the typical MTB pack, and was able to handle our lunch easily. That’s actually pretty impressive for an MTB pack; our lunches aren’t exactly starvation rations! So, in short order we were headed up the trail. And, I do mean up.
Osprey Flies Super-Light With Hornet. Osprey Packs will introduce the ultra-light Hornet Series in spring/summer 2011. These super-lightweight packs have been stripped down to the essentials for ultra runners, adventure racers, peak baggers or anyone who aspires to move quickly with minimal weight. The Hornet series packs are available in 24L, 36L and 42L capacities and weigh from 1 pound 2 ounces to 1 pound 8 ounces (510-680 g).