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
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
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 we all love; essentially it is a reflection of everything I feel so thankful for. What are your active holiday traditions?
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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 cold and windy day that gave me a great taste of winter climbing in the whites.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
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 until you need it.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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 known as Stowe ski area but if you haven’t climbed this peak then it needs to be on your list.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
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 that made it clear that winter is on its way.