Peter Hussmann

41 reviewer rep
17 forum posts
joined Sep 15, 2005

Full Name: private
62-year-old male backpacker
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Occupation: Owner of Lake of the Sky Outfitters,Inc.
Email: private

Gear Reviews (2)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 5/17/2010
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Princeton Tec Scout 12/08/2009

Forum Posts (17)

Re: Nine Days in Sequoia/Kings Canyon August 31, 2012
Re: Outdoor Retailer: Packs from Sierra Designs, Granite Gear August 17, 2010
Re: Outdoor Retailer: Goodbye SLC August 8, 2010
Riot 54 kayak for sale August 8, 2010
Kayak For Sale August 7, 2010

Trip Reports (1)

Tehipte Valley April 9, 2010


I live in South Lake Tahoe, California and have resided in the Tahoe basin for over 35 years. I am an avid backpacker, snowshoer, nordic skier, and kayaker and am fortunate to live in the beautiful Sierra Nevada where I can pursue my passions. I have hiked the Tahoe Yosemite Trail twice (1975 and 1985), the Theodore Solomons Trail (1976), the High Sierra Trail (1987), as well as numerous other backpacking trips throughout the range as well as trips in Lassen National Park, the Southern Cascades in Oregon, and the Alps in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. I am also a gearhead and love packs above all else. I have owned and used many different types and brands over the years. I hope to take my many years of expierience and equipment knowledge to open my own backpacking shop in the near future.

I have realized my dream of opening my own backpacking shop by doing just that. I opened the doors of Lake of the Sky Outfitters in South Lake Tahoe on May 2. We feature a complete selection of gear and apparel for hiking, backpacking, and trail running. In the winter we will offer snowshoeing and cross country skiiing sales and rentals as well a apparel for those activities. We are working with some newer manufacturers to offer a different selection of products than what you would see in most outdoor gear stores. Brands like Sherpa, Oboz, Mile High Mountaineering, and World Minded to name a few. We are also choosing vendors who give back to the planet in unique ways as we will also be doing.


Backcountry skiing


Height5' 10"
Torso Length20"
Boot/Shoe Size10
Jacket/Shirt SizeLarge
Pant Size34" waist, 32" inseam