New Gear and Food Finds

New Gear and Food Finds

New Gear and Food Finds We’ve had some good items come across recently, from gear to food. NASAR (The National Association For Search And Rescue) has out two guides that are pack ready. Essential Knots and Basic Navigation, the guides are palm-sized and ultra light...
Padilla Bay Trail

Padilla Bay Trail

Padilla Bay Trail A long time ago, maybe 17 years ago, I walked Padilla Bay Trail, when my oldest son was around 3 years old. It isn’t a long trail, but it’s a long haul to hike it. We were in the area yesterday, and I on an impulse decided the two younger boys and I...
5 Ways To Lighten Your Backpack

5 Ways To Lighten Your Backpack

5 Ways To Lighten Your Backpack You can spend a lot of money on the latest ultralight gear to lighten your backpack, but some of the best tips don’t cost anything at all. I’ll cover five easy ways you can lighten your load on the trail.   Mix ingredients before...
REI Activator Soft-Shell Winter Hiking Pants

REI Activator Soft-Shell Winter Hiking Pants

REI Activator Soft-Shell Winter Hiking Pants REI’s Activator Soft Shell Pants are breathable winter hiking pants with a gusseted crotch and articulated knees for ease of movement Finding a good pair of winter hiking pants that will keep you warm while venting excess...
White Mountain Guide 30th Edition Review

White Mountain Guide 30th Edition Review

White Mountain Guide 30th Edition Review White Mountain Guide 30th Edition Completeness Ease of Use Currency Reliability Map Quality Excellent The Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Guide is the most comprehensive and in-depth guide to hiking and backpacking...
Backpacking a Hancock Notch Lollipop

Backpacking a Hancock Notch Lollipop

Backpacking a Hancock Notch Lollipop Dramatic landslide debris in Hancock Notch When people visit the White Mountains, the two geographic features they remember the most are the mountains and the notches, which are giant mountains passes that link different regions of...