Monday, April 22, 2013
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 your lucky day. I have partnered with my friends from ParaVival to give a Cobra Bracelet to one lucky winner. Read on to see all the ways you can enter to win this sweet prize.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
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 find their way to the starting line every year. I have run it for many years and can’t wait to do it again this May.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Sometimes the best adventures are found without a plan or a trail. My friends and I recently bushwhacked through a thick White Mountains forest to climb an unnamed slide near Mount Osceola. We didn’t reach a summit but we did experience an ascent that few, if any, people have climbed this winter.
Our original goal was to spend the weekend climbing a variety of routes in Huntington Ravine but our plan changed once we saw a forecast with subzero wind chills and wind speeds that made standing a challenge. Plan B was to set up camp at Greeley Pond and see what happened from there. We knew there were plenty of slides in the area along with Mount Osceola but we headed to the trail head with just an open mind and no specific goals.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Have you noticed all of the hikers with paracord bracelets on their wrists and wondered what all the hype was about? Even though they look cool these bracelets are not a fashion accessory; they can be the difference between life and death in a survival situation. That is why I was so excited when my friends from Paravival asked me if I wanted to review their Cobra Bracelet.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Skiing Saddleback is like being let in on the biggest skiing secret in New England. This is a place where you can ski everything from cruisers to glades, lift lines don’t exist, ticket prices are low and everyone is friendly. Because of this I am surprised that most of the skiers I know have never been there. My friends and I recently chose Saddleback for our annual ski trip and we can’t wait to go back.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
My friends and I recently decided to kick off the winter hiking season with a trip to Mount Washington. The weather forecast looked gloomy and we had no idea what to expect so we packed enough gear to be ready for everything from vertical ice to hanging out at camp all day. Thankfully the weather gods granted us two warm bluebird days that allowed us to safely climb Tuckerman’s Ravine to start the season in epic fashion.