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Review editor Gray Grandy, in his element.
Review editor Gray Grandy, in his element.
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Gray Grandy

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Gray Grandy grew up in rural Vermont but followed his love of the mountains to the west coast for college. While working on his BS in Forest Ecology in Washington, he started coming to Tahoe in the winter to ski. After college, he delved into many facets of the outdoor rescue world. Winters are filled by a full-time professional ski patrol job at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Summers have included teaching Technical Rope Rescue and Wilderness First Responder classes, wrenching at a bike shop, doing rope access construction projects, and commercial salmon fishing in Alaska. He also spent many years as a volunteer on the El Dorado County Search and Rescue team. For Gray, spring is the best time to take backcountry ski trips throughout the world before he fills his recreational time with mountain bikes on Tahoe's pristine trials for the summer and fall. He also appreciates a good rest day making food and splitting firewood as preparation for the next winter's wrath.

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best walkie talkies

Best Walkie Talkies

We put 11 radios to a head-to-head test after scouring all of the top models on the market. After 190+ hours of...
How to Choose a Walkie Talkie

How to Choose a Walkie Talkie

Separation is going to happen in the backcountry - either by accident or on purpose. Do you have a way to communicate...
midland x-talker 36

Midland X-Talker 36 Review

This radio finds the middle ground between small and inexpensive radios that lack power and features, and the larger...
radioddity fs-t2

Radioddity FS-T2 Review

Out of the smaller and less expensive radios we tested, this radio had better range but worse battery life than its...
cobra acxt145

Cobra ACXT145 Review

This Cobra radio is one of the smallest two-way radios you can get but lacks the range, usability, and battery life to...