Best Place for Paddle Sports Gear

The Trail Head

July 07, 2011

Also, Best Store for Mountaineering Gear

If you’re one of the scores of Missoulians heading to the Lost Horse Climbing Festival this September, you better make sure your rack is squared away. Fortunately, Missoula’s Trail Head has all the wedges, cams, and carabiners you need to stay snuggly fastened to those soaring cliff faces. Or maybe you’re stoked to hit some high-flowing western Montana rivers, in which case The Trail Head’s line of boats, paddles, and PFDs should be more than enough to keep your summer afloat. There’s lots of fun to be had in Missoula’s backyard; Trail Head makes it easier—and safer—to play in it. Trail Head: 221 E. Front St.; 543-6966; trailheadmontana.net

Finalists, Best Place for Paddle Sports Gear

2. Strongwater 612 S. Higgins; 721-2437; strongwaterkayak.com

3. TIE:
Bob Wards
3015 Paxon St.; 728-3220; bobwards.com
REI 3275 N. Reserve St.; 541-1938; www.rei.com

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