Tread Labs Insoles Review

Happy feet are the key to enjoying a day on the trails, a run or just about anything for that matter. This means that your footwear needs the right amount of support and that is where Tread Labs wants to help. They recently sent me a few samples of their new insoles so I could…

Harris Mountain Road to the Notch Loop

Location: Harris Mountain Road, Granby MA Difficulty: Difficult Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet Distance: 9.6 miles Trail Map  Are you looking for a rugged hike with scenic views and minimal crowds? If so then the M+M/ Robert Frost Trail from Harris Mountain Road to the Notch Visitor Center is for you. This 9.6-mile hike has plenty…

Mount Warner: Salamander Loop

Location: Mount Warner Road, Hadley MA Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 210 feet Distance: 2 miles Trail Map The Salamander Loop on Mount Warner, in Hadley MA, is a new trail that packs a lot of interesting stuff into 2 miles. It should be at the top of your list if you are looking for a…

Trail Running Western Massachussetts Book Review

I have been trail running in Western Massachusetts for over 17 years. During that time I ran the same 5 trails over and over; that is until I got my hands on an amazing book called Trail Running Western Massachusetts by Ben Kimball. This book will be your key to unlock the trail running greatness…

Scarpa Mont Blanc Review

The Mont Blanc is Scarpa’s leather mountaineering boot that does everything well and it is the perfect choice for everything but the most extreme conditions. My winter hiking boot options used to be Scarpa Invernos, a plastic double boot, and LL Bean Cresta Hikers, a light summer hiking boot. The Invernos were great and extremely…

Landslide Gully Trip Report

Landslide Gully is a multi pitch mountaineering climb on the side of Mt. Webster in Crawford Notch, NH. It is a great choice if you are looking for a challenge with a short approach but you should be prepared for a grueling exit if there is a lot of snow. Landslide Gully has a very…