Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Outdoor Gifts Under $50

Buying gifts for the hikers on your list does not need to be challenging or expensive. In fact there are many things that are affordable which almost any hiker would love. Here are 5 gifts under $50 that will knock the socks off the lucky hiker that receives them. 1. Wapiti Woolies $50 $50 might […]

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Review: GORE-TEX Pro and the Arc’teryx Beta LT

I recently put the Arc’teryx Beta LT with GORE-TEX Pro to the test in cold, windy and wet conditions. Is the latest GORE-TEX fabric all it is cracked up to be? Check out my review below to find out. GORE-TEX has been a major player in the outdoor apparel fabric market for years. As you […]

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An alpine start to Thanksgiving and the holiday season

Some Thanksgiving traditions include meeting at the bar, playing flag football or even shopping. For the past 5 years my favorite tradition has been a 6 mile traverse of the Seven Sisters before sunrise on Thanksgiving morning. Getting up early isn’t fun but this hike brings together my friends and family to do an activity […]

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Mount Chocorua Trip Report

Mount Chocorua is not your typical 3,500 foot mountain. This dramatic peak has steep pitches, an exposed summit and a hiking experience that you expect from mountains that are several thousand feet taller. It is no surprise that this is one of the most hiked mountains in the Whites.  I recently climbed it on a […]

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Waterproof SPIbelt Review

Where do you put your keys, phone or energy gels during training runs and races? This has always been one of my biggest running challenges until I tried the waterproof SPIbelt. It can hold almost anything you want to bring on a run and it is comfortable enough that you forget you are wearing it […]

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Mount Mansfield and fall’s last gasp

My father and I recently climbed Mount Mansfield to take on Vermont’s highest peak and to experience the last foliage that fall had to offer. This is a mountain that has it all with huge trail diversity and an exposed ridge traverse just outside the picturesque town of Stowe, VT. Mount Mansfield might be better […]

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Mount Jefferson and Mount Adams on the edge of winter

Mount Adams (5,794 ft) and Jefferson (5,712 ft) are two of my favorite peaks in the whites. These are the second and third highest 4000 footers and they have none of the summit development that you will find on Mount Washington. I recently took on both these mountains during an epic day hike in conditions […]

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ParaVival Paracord Cobra Bracelet Giveaway

You need a paracrod bracelet if you are heading into the backcountry. This simple piece of gear can help you setup a shelter, tie a prusik and do an endless list of other things that can save your life.  If you don’t already have a paracord bracelet, or if you want another, then today is […]

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Why I Love the Seven Sisters Trail Race

The Seven Sisters Trail Race doesn’t brag because it doesn’t need to. Unlike many races this one doesn’t have a flashy Facebook page, a modern website or any marketing. Yet somehow the word of mouth buzz has motivated more and more runners to find their way to the starting line every year. I have run […]

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